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FACULTY JOBS

Adjunct Faculty Member Teaching High School STEM program

Adjunct Professor – Avionics

Adjunct Professor – Mechanical Electrical

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Technology

 

 

If interested in any of the positions below, email your resume to Mary Durkin noting the job you would like to apply for:

mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

The college thanks all applicants for their interest.  However, only applicants selected for interviews and/or further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Member Teaching High School STEM program

Position purpose

Vaughn College is working collaboratively with Scouts BSA to offer a 24-week STEM course to interested Scouts (both boys and girls). This course will also be worth at least one Vaughn College credit. The program comes with lesson plans and specific laboratory activities. It is the responsibility of the adjunct faculty member to conduct the teaching of the materials and the laboratory activities. The adjunct will also have a Vaughn student assistant to assist in teaching this class. The class will consist of no more than 24 students.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Teach a STEM curriculum as presented by Scouts BSA and vetted by STEM educators
  • Oversee a student worker assisting in the classroom activities
  • Provide constructive feedback to students and parents as needed
  • Work with Scouts BSA in completing any follow-up reporting on the programs and students
  • Evaluate student work in order to assign Vaughn college credit for individuals
  • Complete Scouts BSA’s Youth Protection Training Program and always ensure that two adults are present in any interactions with students enrolled in the program (Two adults can be defined as the adjunct and a Vaughn College student)

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in engineering required. Master’s degree preferred.

Professional Skills

Ability to teach a prescribed curriculum to high school students. Strong oral and presentation skills are required.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to follow the lesson plans as provided by Scouts BSA and adapt materials to individual learners’ needs.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in the classroom environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the classroom area. The adjunct faculty member will need to prepare in advance of each classroom session and should be familiar with the lesson plan and laboratory materials provided, and make sure that that the Vaughn student also assigned to the class be proficient as well.

The adjunct faculty member must also attend an online Youth Training Protection program (online) as provided by Scouts BSA and adhere to the “two adults at all times rule” in any space with students as per the Scouts BSA guidelines.

Preferred:  

N/A

 

Adjunct Professor – Avionics

Position purpose

This position requires the knowledge and skills related to avionics/electronic systems including their function, theory of operation, testing, troubleshooting. Successful candidate will deliver discussion sessions and hold lab exercises associated with specific avionics and electronics courses.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Answer student inquiries through email or a learning management system in an effective manner
  • Recommend selection of textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Engage in activities that facilitate student achievement of learning outcomes, such as ongoing feedback, and consultation as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate Student Services personnel to address perceived student issues, which may require special attention
  • Attend scheduled department meetings, as required
  • Hold on-site class instruction and lab exercises on scheduled basis
  • Establish and maintain academic and attendance records for student files
  • Submit attendance, grades, student evaluations, and all other required documentation and reports per established department procedures and deadlines
  • Actively utilize proven student learning and retention techniques acceptable to the college.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom and lab
  • Assist Program Coordinator in development of curriculum related course materials and training aids
  • Develop and improve discussion material and lab exercises as needed to maintain currency with technological trends
  • Help students in acquiring practical skills related to conducting experiments and standardized testing of avionic systems, interpret results and prepare standard lab reports
  • Collect assessment related data, prepare course assessment reports and utilize the results of assessment to improve student learning through the course by incorporating suitable action plan
  • Work with the lab technician to perform equipment configuration audit and order supplies as needed
  • Hold discussion sessions and conduct lab exercises
  • Must be able to comply with program continuous improvement efforts and prepare formal course assessment reports as per the procedures established by the department
  • Interact professionally with students, faculty and other employees

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Master degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related field, or a combination of a Master degree with related avionics/electronics work experience.

Professional Skills

Good written and verbal communication skills including class discussion using presentation software and classroom technology and equipment demonstration skills.

Knowledge of AC and DC Electronics, Solid State Electronics, Digital Electronics, Basic Wiring, Communication Theory, Navigation Systems, Gyroscopes and Autopilot Systems, Pulse Microwave Systems, and troubleshooting techniques. Knowledge of associated lab test equipment such as Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Function Generator, Frequency Counter, Power Meter and Spectrum Analyzer is a plus.

Familiarity with assessment of student learning outcomes, both course and program levels, according to the standards of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology is a plus.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to assess the level of achievement of student learning outcomes through a given course, evaluate assessment data to draw inferences about the need for corrective action and prepare and execute any necessary corrective action plan through the course.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in an office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

Preferred:  

Federal Communication Commission – GROL License

ASTM NCATT AET Certification

FAA Airframe and Power Plant License

 

 

 

Adjunct Professor – Mechanical Electrical

Position purpose

This position requires the knowledge and skills related to mechanical/electrical systems including their function, theory of operation, testing, troubleshooting. Successful candidate will deliver discussion sessions and hold lab exercises associated with specific mechanical and electrical courses.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Answer student inquiries through email or a learning management system in an effective manner
  • Recommend selection of textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Engage in activities that facilitate student achievement of learning outcomes, such as ongoing feedback, and consultation as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate Student Services personnel to address perceived student issues, which may require special attention
  • Attend scheduled department meetings, as required
  • Hold on-site class instruction and lab exercises on scheduled basis
  • Establish and maintain academic and attendance records for student files
  • Submit attendance, grades, student evaluations, and all other required documentation and reports per established department procedures and deadlines
  • Actively utilize proven student learning and retention techniques acceptable to the college.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom and lab
  • Assist Program Coordinator in development of curriculum related course materials and training aids
  • Develop and improve discussion material and lab exercises as needed to maintain currency with technological trends
  • Help students in acquiring practical skills related to conducting experiments and standardized testing of avionic systems, interpret results and prepare standard lab reports
  • Collect assessment related data, prepare course assessment reports and utilize the results of assessment to improve student learning through the course by incorporating suitable action plan
  • Work with the lab technician to perform equipment configuration audit and order supplies as needed
  • Hold discussion sessions and conduct lab exercises
  • Must be able to comply with program continuous improvement efforts and prepare formal course assessment reports as per the procedures established by the department
  • Interact professionally with students, faculty and other employees

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

PhD is preferred.  Those with a Master’s degree with related industrial experience can be considered for an adjunct position.

Professional Skills

Good written and verbal communication skills including class discussion using presentation software and classroom technology and equipment demonstration skills.

Familiarity with assessment of student learning outcomes, both course and program levels, according to the standards of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology are a plus.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to assess the level of achievement of student learning outcomes through a given course, evaluate assessment data to draw inferences about the need for corrective action and prepare and execute any necessary corrective action plan through the course.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in an office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

 

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Technology

Position purpose:

Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching lecture and laboratory undergraduate courses in Aeronautical, computerized design, and Advanced Manufacturing concentrations of mechanical engineering technology program.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Teaching lecture and laboratory courses in statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, CATIA, SolidWorks. Patran-Nastran, as well as courses in Advanced Manufacturing concentration of MET program
  • Assisting department in developing the appropriate sequence of courses that to help students earn a certificate program in CNC machining and programming
  • Advising students and serving on department/college committees
  • Participation in workshops and hands-on training courses related to additive manufacturing materials processing, CNC machining, and advanced manufacturing
  • Participation in scholarly activities that includes working with students in presenting and publishing papers related to mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Designing courses that support the student learning outcomes outlines by the department
  • Assessing student performance throughout the course and program using the Vaughn College faculty course assessment model

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

A minimum of MS/ME in appropriate engineering field or a closely related discipline with experience in additive manufacturing CATIA, Patran-Nastran, MATLAB and SolidWorks is highly desirable.

Professional Skills

Maintain a professional and collegial manner in interactions with coworkers and students.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw conclusions.

Ability to understand and follow directions

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in a classroom/ office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the classroom/office area. The equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

 

To apply:

Email curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to mary.durkin@vaughn.edu

 

The college thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for interviews and/or further consideration will be contacted.