Red Rocks Community College

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Faculty - Fine Woodworking

at Red Rocks Community College

Posted: 10/22/2018
Job Status: Full Time
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Job Description

Red Rocks Community College seeks applications for a full time Fine Woodworking Faculty member to join our Instructional Services team.

Red Rocks Community College is dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. (See: http://www.rrcc.edu/diversity)  We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness. 

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture. 

Position Summary: Perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities and program coordination and direction for the Fine Woodworking program at the College in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Colorado Community College System and Red Rocks Community College.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and a minimum of 2000 hours of work/training in fine woodworking within the last seven (7) years
  • Ability to obtain the appropriate CTE credentials
  • Professional woodworking experience that demonstrates expertise 1) understanding how wood works and behaves, 2) preparation and use of hand tools, 3) creating and interpreting shop drawings or blueprints, 4) knowledge of joinery and wood finishing, and 5) the preparation, set up and safe operation of woodworking machines and teaching experience in fine woodworking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in Fine Woodworking or related field from an academic institution accredited in the United States. 
  • Five years of professional woodworking or furniture design/lutherie experience
  • Three years in teaching and academic leadership role in a community college or similar academic setting
  • Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of students and staff from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the College
  • A strong commitment to effective teaching at the community college and an understanding of its philosophy, role and mission
  • Experience in program and curriculum development
  • Experience teaching with technology, in alternative formats

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: CNC design and utilization, instrument making, furniture making and wood turning or decorative arts
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach students using traditional and alternative methods of instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the classroom where appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Familiarity with all of the following: CNC design and utilization, instrument making, furniture making and wood turning or decorative arts.

Position Responsibilities:

Teaching:

Teach courses in the Fine Woodworking program. Teach day, evening, and/or weekend, courses in accordance with approved course of study or outline utilizing traditional and alternative methods of instruction (including computer-aided, on-line, distance learning, self-paced, interdisciplinary, etc.) where appropriate. Coordinate class structure and organization, prepare course materials, demonstrate and maintain currency in the discipline and in teaching methodology, present instructional material effectively, maintain professional and courteous interaction with students and employees, and demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles.  Hold regular office hours, encourage student engagement and student achievement, utilize assessment data to facilitate student learning, document teaching and curriculum changes based on assessment results, incorporate course, program, and college student learning outcomes into teaching, utilize student retention strategies, integrate technology into course work as appropriate to the discipline.  Assist with program and plan development and maintenance, coordinate instructional programs as assigned, review, coordinate, and recommend textbooks and/or class materials.  Comply with college procedures pertaining to grading and record keeping, assist in maintaining inventory control of equipment, tools, and supplies required for classes, and in requesting repair and/or replacement for the equipment according to division regulations.  Participate in various college, system, and/or professional activities intended to develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to teach effectively.  Ensure program and staff regulatory compliance with CTE requirements

Service:

Fulfill the mission and goals of the College outside of the classroom.  Components may include but are not limited to: departmental service, including conducting classroom observations and providing performance feedback for part-time faculty; developing and communicating program policies and procedures to staff and students to assure the integrity of the established college and safety standards and procedures; curriculum coordination and development, developing and evaluating curriculum in relation to community needs and recommending changes as appropriate; assisting in class scheduling and college catalog review; assisting with or assuming department chair duties; conducting advising and outreach activities; assisting with concurrent enrollment; undertaking administrative assignments and committee work; attending departmental meetings and, when appropriate planning and attending advisory meetings; participating in system, college-wide and campus committee work including assisting in recruiting and interviewing potential full-time faculty and part-time instructors; sponsoring and participating in student activities; and attending college activities and events. Additional activities may include but are not limited to: performing administrative tasks to maintain program excellence including but not limited to, evaluating graduation applications and prior learning assessment applications, scheduling class offerings for each semester; maintaining course sequence plans for each degree and certificate offered; conducting annual and five-year program reviews; holding advisory committee meetings twice each year to receive feedback from local agency partners and employers; participating in strategic planning, program assessment, and accreditation activities as required by the college; serving as the college representative on a local board or commission; making community or professional presentations; serving as a liaison to local schools; and serving as an elected or appointed member of local boards. Participation in various college system, and/or professional activities intended to develop the faculty member and enhance his/her ability to contribute to the mission and goals of the department and institution.

Salary: $47,047 - $55,008/annual (starting salary determined based upon education and experience)

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday November 18, 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
  2. A resume
  3. Copies of applicable transcripts, licensures, certifications, etc (Please attach as one file)
    • Contact information (email and phone number) for three references will be asked for in the application.
    • Applications must be submitted electronically through Red Rocks Community College employment online: http://jobs.rrcc.edu   

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

Important Notes

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: http://www.rrcc.edu/police/. For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.

Application Instructions

To Apply – Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday November 18, 2018. To apply for this position, please click the button below and complete an application including the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position
  2. A resume
  3. Copies of applicable transcripts, licensures, certifications, etc (Please attach as one file)
  • Contact information (email and phone number) for three references will be asked for in the application.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through Red Rocks Community College employment online: http://jobs.rrcc.edu