Washtenaw Community College (WCC), located in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking a motivated Robotics and Automation Technologies Instructor to excel in our Advance Technology/Public Service Careers Division. The successful faculty member will be expected to provide quality instruction, during the day, evening and/or weekends, related to all aspects of Robotics and Automation processes including but not limited to, system service and maintenance, energy analysis and controls. Candidates should have strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills in the operation and maintenance of robotics and automation systems, sound organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students from a diverse background.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide individualized instruction on including but not limited to basic and advanced robotics and automation processes. • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase student’s knowledge and competence of subject matter • Connect subject matter with related fields so that students get a feel for real world applications • Educate students in safe work practice application when using hand tools, shop equipment and when performing processes in the lab. • Supervise and monitor student’s use of tools and equipment to help ensure safe work practices are being executed at all times • Utilize technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience where appropriate, i.e. use of Blackboard, development and use of videos, visual aids, presentation material, etc., that aid in student understanding and adoption • Work together with department in the planning and development of course curriculum, for both current and future offerings, to keep our program aligned with industry and ahead of the curve. • Collaborate with department on updating of any course material (syllabi, objectives, etc.), to keep courses and offerings fresh and aligned with industry and on the cutting edge wherever possible. • Participate in department meetings and program advisory committee meetings • Maintain technical knowledge of the Advanced Manufacturing field through active participation in professional development organizations, events, seminars, training, etc., and integrate relevant information into program. • Participate in college events, which may fall outside a faculty’s schedule, that promote our program and the college, such as; recruiting events, campus tours organized by the college, open houses and competitions sponsored by the department, etc • Advise students on registration, course selections, career decisions and other academic and vocational concerns. • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently. • Demonstrate sensitivity to student’s needs and circumstances. • Maintain accurate and confidential records of student progress and submit final grade rosters each semester in accordance with college policy and FERPA. • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and students for advisement and consultation. • Assist with hiring and oversee/direct part-time staff.
Minimum Qualifications: • Earned Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution in Engineering, Industrial Technology or related field required. Minimum 5 years full-time work experience required OR Associates degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or related field may be considered with a minimum of 7 years full-time work experience. • Relevant industry certifications related to FANUC or ABB systems highly desirable. • Must be able to demonstrate proficient computer skills, the ability to multi-task and organizational skills • Must be available to instruct days, nights and weekends and available year round for events, college business, etc. • Must be able to demonstrate organizational skills, a positive management style and the ability to communicate effectively with students, administration and staff. • Experience teaching at the community college strongly preferred.
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's smal...l classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.