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POSITION: Mechatronics Technology Instructor (Full-Time)
PRIMARY LOCATION: DeKalb/Newton Campuses
DESCRIPTION: The Mechatronics Technology instructor position in the School of Industrial Technology and Legal Studies and will report to the Dean.  The instructor will prepare and deliver lectures and/or lab course material; prepare lesson plans for classroom instruction; evaluates students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives; will prepare and maintain all required documentation and administrative reports; will ensure that safety and security requirements are met in the training area; will display a high level of effort and commitment to performing work; operate effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrate trustworthiness and responsible behavior; assist with recruitment retention and job placement efforts.  Will perform other job assignments and duties assigned by Dean.
  • Prepares lesson plans for classroom and laboratory instruction for specified courses.
  • Organize and conduct classes using a variety of learning experiences and activities.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward student learning and course progress.
  • Demonstrate current and comprehensive knowledge of the subject areas and courses to be taught, including labs.
  • Accurately and timely, submit required reports to the students and college.
  • Instruct classes in Mechatronics utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline-facilitating student learning.
  • Provide appropriate means to assess student progress and provide timely feedback on lectures and labs.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve educational objectives.
  • Strong oral communication skills, professional attitude, desire to help students succeed in their career goals.
  • Strive to enhance instructional and learning performances.
  • Ability to work well with GPTC students, people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Evaluates students’ progress in attaining their respective goals and objectives.
  • Communicates students’ progress to student and appropriate personnel and according to established guidelines.
  • Accurately record pertinent information in students’ records as necessary.
  • Prepares and maintains all required documentation and administrative reports to department and college.
  • Complies and submits reports in a timely manner, meeting all GPTC deadlines.
  • Ensures safety and security requirements are met in the Advanced Manufacturing training area.
  • Works with Program Chair to plan and conduct outreach to the business community with the goal to develop partnerships and delivery of college services locally and regionally.
  • Assist in the recruitment and registration of prospective and enrolled students.
  • Maintains workforce and technical knowledge of advanced manufacturing programs including, Industry Certifications.
  • Provide administrative oversight for the Advanced Manufacturing Center’s credit programs.
  • Teach courses in areas/departments where skillsets may be of need
  • Coordinate with Economic Development on the scheduling of classes and programs within the Advanced Manufacturing Center.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering, with 3 to 5-years teaching experience or 1 to 3-years teaching in Mechatronics Technology related courses in a technical college environment. Teaching experience must include Industrial Mechanics, Fluid Power Systems, and other Mechatronics based curriculum. In addition to teaching Mechatronics curricula, the adjunct instructor should also have experience training and overseeing students in each required Mechatronics Technology Laboratory.




PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Accredited Master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering, with postsecondary teaching experience. Industry or teaching experience in Introduction to Mechatronics, Industrial Mechanics, Fluid Power Systems, Industrial Motor Controls, Basic Industrial PLC’s, Industrial Instrumentation, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, and other Mechatronics Technology based courses. In addition to technical lectures, the adjunct instructor should have experience in Mechanical Hands-on Training Equipment, Hydraulic Instructional Paraphernalia, Pneumatic Training Apparatus, Practical Mechanical Teaching Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) System Devices (Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLC Systems). Familiarity with Amatrol Virtual Training Software would be a solid plus for each candidate.


salary/benefits: The salary range for this position is from $50,000 – $60,000 and is determined by education, experience, and other qualifications. This is a full-time position with paid state holidays, accrued annual and sick leave and the State of Georgia Health and Flexible Benefits Program.
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