EXPECTATIONS AND NATURE OF THE POSITION
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide quality instruction to WWCC students. This position will consist of teaching 28 to 32 credits per academic year. Responsibilities will include supporting Western’s Guiding Principles: Learning is Our Purpose, Students are Our Focus, Employees are Our Most Important Resources, The Community is our Partner, Adapting to Change Defines Our Future, and Ethical Standards Guide Our Actions; and upholding the mission of a comprehensive 2-year community college.
It is expected that this individual will teach courses in Computer Science as well as other courses for which they are qualified and assigned; teach in a variety of environments and modes: day offerings, evening offerings, online offerings, hybrid offerings, etc.; assess students in light of the institutional goals, program goals, and course objectives; maintain appropriate scheduled office hours; participate in academic advising; provide service to the program, division, college, and community as assigned by the supervising division chair or elected by peers; develop good working relationships with discipline-related professionals in the College’s Service Area; collaborate with the top transfer institutions to maintain and update articulation agreements and foster transferability opportunities; assist in recruitment activities and publications; mentor part-time faculty and/or new faculty; serve as a community resource in area of expertise; be active in one’s field of expertise; have the ability to lift and/or move up 25 pounds on a regular basis.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR WHICH THIS INDIVIDUAL IS ACCOUNTABLE
1. Teaching responsibilities include, but may not be restricted to undergraduate courses in Computer Science. Other courses may be developed to fit the successful candidate’s expertise and program demand as approved by the Division Chair.
2. This position is expected to work closely with the OIS/CIS and Engineering departments in developing and delivering computer science courses and programs.
3. Provides quality-learning experiences for all students enrolled in accordance with their needs and abilities while maintaining rigor and the basic integrity of the course’s standards and objectives.
4. Provides an accessible course syllabus that states clear objectives and evaluation criteria for each course taught; follows the Curriculum Committee’s guidelines regarding course syllabi; integrates appropriate College learning goals into each course, evaluates student performance in light of these objectives and criteria, and performs and reports routine assessment as required by the College, division, department or program.
5. Teaches courses in a variety of environments and modes as required.
6. Advises students clearly and effectively.
7. Recommends course schedules to the Division Chair and/or facilitator; recruits and mentors adjunct instructors as assigned; recommends new courses as needed.
8. Develops good working relationships with professionals in this discipline in the College’s service area in order to solicit cooperation and support for curricular planning and other functions.
Other Related Duties
1. Assists in the College’s student recruitment program as directed by the supervising division chair or Dean of Academics.
2. Serves as a resource to the community by being willing to speak to groups, answer specific inquiries, assist with research projects and workshops, locate information and perform other related tasks.
3. Assists in developing a well rounded, usable library collection in his/her discipline; teaches the proper use of library and Internet resources.
4. Works with staff of the various College service departments (e.g. Peer Tutor Center, Wellbeing and Accessibility, etc.).
5. Becomes familiar with the budgeting process of the college; assists with preparing annual and biennial budgets; limit departmental expenditures to budgeted levels.
6. Assists the supervising chair in all activities as requested including attending division meetings, completing divisional duties and paperwork, and participating in other divisional activities as assigned.
7. Participates actively in the College’s Assessment Program to develop a more effective learning environment for all WWCC students.
8. Assists part-time instructors on campus and in WWCC’s outreach areas to maintain quality instruction consistent with campus programs; reviews applications of adjunct faculty.
9. Submits End of Year Assessment as required.
10. Maintains an inventory of all assigned equipment and supplies in office and other assigned areas; takes prudent efforts to safeguard WWCC physical resources from unauthorized use. Maintains safe working conditions and practices.
11. Stays current by attending conferences, seminars and workshops, and by reading appropriate professional literature.
12. Meets assigned deadlines.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Abilities, Education and Experience)
1. Master’s Degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline (e.g. Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, etc.) or Master’s Degree in any field, with 18 credits in Computer Science related coursework and/or certification from an accredited institution (degree completion required by August 15, 2020). For those who do not exactly meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience that has provided comparable knowledge and abilities may be acceptable.
2. Earned letter grade of “B” or higher in graduate courses relevant for position.
3. Comprehensive knowledge of the prevailing Operating Systems environments, including Unix, Linux, and Windows, advanced technologies, and methodologies to OWASP coding practices.
4. Effective oral and written communication skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students.
6. Recent coding experience in one or more of the following languages, Microsoft .NET, Java, Perl, Ruby or Python.
For those who do not exactly meet all the minimum qualifications, an equivalent combination of education and experience, which has provided comparable knowledge and abilities, may be acceptable.
PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Abilities, Education and Experience)
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an earned Masters or Doctorate in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related area.
2. Experience using active approaches to learning; experience using alternative methods of learning, such as interactive software, Internet, or individualized modular programs.
3. Active participation in relevant professional organizations.
4. Demonstrated proficiency in college-level teaching for at minimum 2 years (or the equivalency of 2 years full-time); teaching experience as a teaching assistant or adjunct instructor may count toward the requirement; community college experience preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application packet will include: 1) a completed application, 2) a letter of application addressing the position qualifications, 3) a current curriculum vitae, 4) a one-page teaching philosophy, 5) the names and contact information for at least three professional references, 6) unofficial copies of all degree granting transcripts, and 7) copies of student evaluations.
Western Wyoming Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, sex, religion, political belief, veteran status, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment, or participation in or employment in its educational programs or activities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Institution (EOE/EOI).