Computer Information Systems Faculty, Full-Time

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

ID: 7062177
Posted: November 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Description
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

The Computer Technologies Department includes a variety of degrees and certificates in the areas of Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Network Technology Management and Administration, and Web Technologies. The department strives to meet the needs of all students interested in obtaining an education in these areas and is focused on preparing tech workers and leaders for the thriving Philadelphia tech workforce. Our graduates move directly into new jobs, transfer to four-year institutions, or progress in their current career paths.

The Department of Computer Technologies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach our CIS 103 Applied Computer Technology course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities
• Teach the CIS 103 Applied Computer Technology course to a diverse population of business students. Course topics include word processing, electronic spreadsheet and presentation software (using Microsoft applications); operating systems; data communications and networking; and ethical issues related to technology. The course is a Windows-based course.

• Manage hardware and software used in the classrooms.

• Deliver instruction in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats supported by a learning management system to manage instructional content.

• Integrate learning outcomes assessment in instructional planning.

• Participate in the Department’s CIS 103 teaching circle.

• Help community college students further develop their technical knowledge and skills, and professional attitudes and behaviors, for college and workplace success.

• Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course’s standard course outline as a guide.

• Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, hands-on activities, and presentations.

• Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.

• Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.

• Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.

• Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times.

• Receive training or stay current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning, including learning and using Publisher’s software when applicable.

• Develop and maintain working relationships with Philadelphia tech industry/workforce.

• Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, or as a student organization advisor.

• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

• Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.

• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.

• Participation in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.

• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.

• Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or Networking OR Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 credits in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or with a Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate.

• Two or more years of experience teaching computer literacy and computer applications using MS Office at the High School, Career Training School, college or university level.

• Demonstrated competence/experience in online teaching.

• Commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department, and a willingness to participate in the life of the College through leadership in department and college-wide committees.

• A flexible schedule with the ability to teach classes in the day, evening, and/or Saturday at the main campus and/or regional centers.

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Teaching experience at a community college is highly desirable.

• Microsoft certification.

•Relevant business or educational experience.


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