Thursday, November 7, 2013

FT in Atmospheric Science, Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College

Instructor - Atmospheric Science
Posting Date: 11/06/2013
Application Deadline: 11/29/2013
Salary $53,322 - $88,936
Location: Madison-Truax
Department: School of Arts & Sciences

Employment Conditions: 
This is a full time position beginning with the Spring 2014 Semester. Starting salary $53,322 – $88,936 depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is based on a nine-month teaching contract and will be pro-rated accordingly. Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.

Madison College provides a generous benefit package. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including a fair share provision.

Start date: January, 2014.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
To instruct adult students in in atmospheric sciences at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, division and college levels.

This position reports to the Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Facilitates student learning in the Physical Sciences program which may include, but not be limited to the following curriculum areas: Weather & Climate, Climate & Climate Change. A qualified instructor may also be assigned to teach courses in Earth Science, Oceanography, Physics, Geology, or Astronomy.

2. Develops and plans appropriate instructional strategies, including alternative delivery strategies when appropriate including but not limited to hybrid, face-to-face, accelerated, online course delivery, active learning, and flipped classrooms.

3. Assists and advises students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other matters.

4. Evaluates student performance and provides regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.

5. Uses data to continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.

6. Actively works with other personnel in student recruitment, retention and job placement. This includes developing strategies aimed at the recruitment and retention of minority students.

7. Develops and maintains curriculum in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student delivery needs in collaboration with department/ division staff; participate in instructional and curriculum articulation activities with other programs, other Schools of the College, other colleges and universities, and District K-12 partners.

8. Functions without direct supervision in a team environment with the ability to support a cohesive department atmosphere.

9. Complies with college policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc.

10. Assists students in developing work experience assignments such as clinical affiliations, work study assignments, team projects, etc.

11. Designs and implements strategies to engage students in the learning process.

12. Integrates the use of technology into the teaching and learning process.

13. Attends School of Arts and Sciences and Physical Sciences program and advisory committee meetings; participates in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.

14. Plans and implements professional development strategies to continually improve teaching and professional experience.

15. Maintains certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System.

16. Complies with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

17. Demonstrates a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of and experience with current educational methods and strategies; learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation; collaborative techniques; and strategies that address closing the gap in student access and achievement across race, gender, and disability.

2. Skill in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver high-quality instruction (i.e., online, hybrid, and accelerated course formats, course software such as Blackboard, video, Telepresence, etc).

3. Skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds and persons with physical and/or learning disabilities.

4. Skill in oral and written communications.

5. Ability to interact with business, industry, other educational institutions, and government agencies to establish partnerships.

1. Master’s Degree in atmospheric sciences or related field, or the following equivalent: Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus two (2) years (4000 hours) of related work experience. These years are in addition to other years required for the position.

2. One (1) year (2000 hours) of non-teaching work experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A completed application MUST have ALL of the following documents: Cover letter, resume, transcripts and typed Word document with responses in 700 words or less per question to the questions below:

1. When teaching an atmospheric science class, what kind of classroom experience do you try to create for your students? How do you incorporate technology and real-world data into your lessons?

2. What appeals to you most about teaching science at the technical/community college level?

To apply

Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO Employer