Faculty, Laser & Optics Technology - BCC (Limited)
Front Range Community College
Faculty (Limited) Laser & Optics Technology - Boulder County Campus
Who We Are
We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.
At FRCC, we transform lives through excellence in teaching and learning. Pillars of our approach include: Inclusive learning environments; Active student engagement; Robust instructional content; Meaningful assessment; and Continuous improvement.
We have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects our student community.
We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: www.frontrange.edu and VISION 2020.
Who You Are
As the Laser and Optical Technologies faculty, you will have primary responsibilities for teaching full time in the Optics Technology (OTE) discipline. You will instill in our students the fundamentals of optics systems, equipment and relevant electronic instruments, including an emphasis on hands-on experience. Teaching may also be required in other disciplines as appropriate, such as electronics or industrial controls/automation, consistent with your qualifications. You will also be responsible for administering the related academic certificate program in Optics Technology, which and may expand to additional certificate and degree programs. In this position, you may be assigned to teach at the Boulder County Campus, other FRCC campuses and locations, including high schools, and through different modalities, such as online or distance learning formats. Program administration may also involve these different locations and modalities. Some teaching modalities and locations may entail completion of additional FRCC professional development programs, such as our Online Instructor Certification training.
This position requires that you develop and deliver innovative curriculum, including lab activities in laser and optical manufacturing technologies using dynamic, responsive and technology-based methods matched to the needs of our students and the employers who seek to hire our graduates. You must be able to demonstrate how to use equipment in the optical manufacturing industry, as part of lab instruction.
You should meet the following instructional standards:
- Create an effective learning environment for students;
- Teach courses consistent with CCNS templates and appropriate course content guides and catalog descriptions at the scheduled time and place, meeting meets required contact hours;
- Use appropriate resources, technology, pedagogy as well as andragogy in the delivery of courses;
- Sustain consistency and course integrity through participation in college-wide and programmatic assessment of student learning;
- Collaborate with colleagues for instructional improvement;
- Adhere to institutional and departmental standards and policies;
- Lead outreach efforts to build and maintain enrollment in the program.
You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills.
As a faculty member, you act as a mentor for the part-time instructors. You serve as representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels. You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College.
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of June 28, 2020.
Salary: $52,676 - $59,962 annually
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: An eForm application; A resume; A copy of official transcripts; A one page statement of your teaching philosophy; A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.
REQUIRED EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE
- Associate’s degree in a Laser and Optical Technologies field, such as Physics, Laser Technology, Photonics, Optical Science, Optics Technology, Electro-optics, Quantum Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline from a regionally accredited college/university.
- Minimum of 4,000 hours commercial work experience in a related Laser and Optical Technology field within the previous seven years.
- The ability to qualify for the Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credential.
- 10,000 hours occupational/industry experience in a manufacturing environment related to laser, photonics or optical technology fields within the previous ten years.
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION GIVEN FOR:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Laser and Optical Technologies field, such as Physics, Laser Technology, Photonics, Optical Science, Optics Technology, Electro-optics, Quantum Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline from a regionally accredited college/university.
- Industry credential in a Laser and Optics Technology field, especially in areas related to fabrication, testing, quality control or testing.
- Experience with equipment used in optical manufacturing, such as interferometers, spindles, photospectrometers, etc.
- An innovative approach to teaching, and a track record of cooperation, collegiality, and the ability to work as part of an educational community.
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