Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant
Arkansas State University Mid-South, a comprehensive community college serving Crittenden County, Arkansas, and the greater Memphis area, seeks a full-time computer programming specialist/instructor.
The successful candidate will be learner focused, technology savvy, knowledgeable about industry trends, and excited about working with ASU Mid-South to expand its Information Systems Technology offerings to include a new program in Computer Programming and to increase the number of programming technicians in the computer technology workforce.
The Computer Programming Specialist reports to the Title III Project Director, while collaborating with faculty and staff to accomplish grant activities and objectives. The successful candidate will assume the primary role for curriculum development, course assessment, and content delivery for stackable certificate/associate degree credentials in Computer Programming for both traditional and online formats. This is a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded position with full college benefits. The time period of the Title III Strengthening Institutions grant is October 1, 2019-September 30, 2024.
· Master’s degree in information technology related subject or in a computer science field, with appropriate professional certifications preferred
· At least 3 years’ experience teaching, preferably at an institution of higher education
· Excellent spoken and written communication skills
· Working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications
· Demonstrated understanding of academic needs of underprepared, low income, first generation in college, and traditionally underrepresented students
· Previous use of Canvas or another Learning Management System (LMS)
· Teaching and/or other position-related work experience in a community college
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Design and implement a Computer Programming program that meets the needs of regional employers.
· Design and pilot new courses in Computer Programming.
· Evaluate success of the Computer Programming degree program.
· Advise students and potential students in the major, directing them on a pathway to employment in a high-demand, high-wage field.
· Participate in degree articulation discussions and processes.
· Maintain time/effort and other grant documentation, as required.
· Participate in grant-related and other College meetings and activities, such as Title III grant meetings and faculty/staff meetings, as teaching schedules allow, and Advisory Board meetings.
· Teach Computer Programming courses, maintaining course/student records.
· Respond to grant-related and institutional requests for information.
· Maintain orderly classroom/lab processes, ensuring that students are on task and actively engaged in learning and that students are being prepared to meet the competencies and expectations of a real-world work environment.
· Assist in identifying and maintaining equipment, tools, supplies, and instructional aids and in determining ongoing programmatic and instructional needs.
· Monitor industry trends and technologies to ensure curricular relevance.
· Support a culture of student learning and student success.
· Participate in institutional and programmatic initiatives related to Computer Programming student retention and success.
· Help to build and sustain positive program-related relationships with area employers and vendors.
· Participate in professional development related to course development and instruction, including Quality Matters.
· Participate in internal workshops and training opportunities to learn ASU Mid-South processes related to student advising, the student information system, and electronic data/files management.
· Participate in commencement, student advising and registration, and other required activities.
· Understand and comply with College policies and procedures.
· Assume responsibility for other duties which may be assigned.
$55,000 with full College benefits. Not negotiable. Competitive benefits package available including retirement; health, life, dental, vision, and disability insurance; a flex benefits plan; tuition discounts; and retirement plan.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of (1) a detailed cover letter addressing the applicant’s fit for the stated expectations of the position; (2) a current resume or curriculum vitae; (3) a list of three professional references with contact information and a note explaining the working relationship with each; (4) a completed ASU Mid-South Employment Application, and (5) college transcripts. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Please note: all employees of Arkansas State University are subject to a background check. Forward your application and additional paperwork to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Human Resources
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
870-733-6719 (Fax) or email to HumanResources@asumidsouth.edu
ASU Mid-South and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.