ASU Mid-South, a comprehensive community college located just minutes from downtown Memphis, Tennessee, seeks a progressive, highly organized, and entrepreneurial individual to provide leadership and initiative in expanding its existing Machining Technology program to train individuals to fill the growing demand for skilled machinists, quality technicians, and CNC programmers in the advanced manufacturing industry. ASU Mid-South’s Machining Technology program offers students an opportunity to earn four certificates of proficiency, as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree, that will prepare them to seek rapid entry to employment. The Machining Technology program is NIMS-accredited and one of only 13 institutions in the nation offering the Right Skills Now machinist training model.
This is a full-time, 12-month position with full college benefits.
Qualifications: Candidate must hold an associate’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Tool & Die Technology or related field, with bachelor’s degree preferred, and at least 5 years’ Machine Shop experience and/or high-end CNC machining, with specialty in a CNC Operations-related field. Familiarity with machining applications, such as Solidworks, PC-DMIS, MasterCam, Fusion 360, and Siemens NX and Siemens PLM, is required. Consideration will be given to candidates with greater experience and relevant industry-recognized certifications (i.e. NIMS certifications, CQI). Working knowledge of Microsoft applications is required, and previous use of Canvas or another Learning Management System (LMS) is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching or industrial training experience. A compelling combination of educational background, work experience, and professional credentials may be considered.
Other qualifications include the ability to read/analyze and interpret blueprints related to the profession; excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills; a working knowledge of Microsoft applications; and evidence of ongoing commitment to professional development.
Responsibilities: Reports to the Dean of Workforce Education with responsibility for the curriculum, instruction, lab oversight, and industry alignment of the Machining Technology program. Maintaining the Machining Technology program’s NIMS accreditation and Right Skills Now model is a programmatic and institutional priority. Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Schedule and teach courses for the Machining Technology program during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
· Build positive relationships with vendors and local advanced manufacturing/machining employers in eastern Arkansas and the Greater Memphis region in support of employer training needs and to foster engagement in program initiatives and the Machining Technology Advisory Committee.
· Develop curriculum in response to Advisory Committee input and ensure program alignment with industry-recognized certifications and local industry needs.
· Teach courses in accordance with approved ASU Mid-South syllabi and academic standards.
· Maintain accurate attendance and grade records using the College’s LMS.
· Collaborate with relevant grant-sponsored programs to attain grant objectives and support the College’s track record of success with executing federal, state, and privately-funded grant-sponsored initiatives.
· Collaborate with the College’s Business and Industry Services to develop and deliver non-credit workforce training and to help identify additional instructors to deliver non-credit training.
· Administer NIMS certification exams to qualifying students.
· Assess student learning and implement strategies that help students attain course- and program-level learning outcomes.
· Monitor emerging industry trends and technologies to ensure relevance of Machining Technology curriculum and training aids.
· Maintain equipment and supplies inventory and determine ongoing programmatic and instructional needs.
· Assist in the recruitment, supervision, and mentoring of program faculty.
· Participate in institutional and programmatic recruitment and retention initiatives; demonstrate leadership by helping to identify methods and markets related to Machining Technology student recruitment.
· Serve as an academic program advisor for students enrolled in the Machining Technology program.
· Understand and comply with college policies and procedures.
· Participate in registration, commencement, and other required activities.
· Serve on college committees, including program advisory committees.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits package available including retirement; health, life, dental & disability insurance; a flex benefit plan; and educational discounts for employee and family.
Start Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Please note that ASU Mid-South requires a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
Required Application Materials:
· a letter of interest specifying the position sought,
· a completed ASU Mid-South application for employment including contact information for three professional references who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications for this position,
· a statement of educational philosophy,
· a resume or curriculum vitae, and
· copies of college transcripts relevant to the position of interest.
For an application to be considered, all requested materials must be submitted simultaneously either by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Jackie Leech
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301-3829
(870) 733-6719 (FAX)