Instructor, Opticianry

Instructor, Opticianry

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham,North Carolina

Salary/Grade

$40,000-$45,000

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2017

Target Start Date

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Expected Work Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four and one half

Employment Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

1.The instructor must have a two-year associate degree from an accredited program in Ophthalmic Dispensing. 
2.The instructor must be certified by the American Board of Opticianry, National Contact Lens Examiners, and should have a current state license from the North Carolina Board of Examiners in Opticianry.

Work Experience:
The instructor must have a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience beyond the time spent in the training program in eyewear and contact lens fitting

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Position Description

 

Instructor, OpticianryDepartmentHealth TechnologiesFLSAExemptClassification Title
RankInstructorMinimum Qualifications

1.The instructor must have a two-year associate degree from an accredited program in Ophthalmic Dispensing. 
2.The instructor must be certified by the American Board of Opticianry, National Contact Lens Examiners, and should have a current state license from the North Carolina Board of Examiners in Opticianry.

Work Experience:
The instructor must have a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience beyond the time spent in the training program in eyewear and contact lens fitting.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills;
2.Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
3.Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
4.Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
5.Ability to make presentations to large audiences;
6.Computer skills as evidenced by experience with at least one educational platform (such Blackboard or Sakai) and competence with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
7.Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
8.Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions

The instructor of Opticianry is primarily responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction, and for providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the Opticianry program faculty, the instructor is also accountable for assisting and supporting the program director and/or department dean, as needed, in meeting the instructional and curricular requirements of the program, department, and division.

Job Duties

1.Teaching all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction; 
2.Being fully prepared with instructional plans for each class session and in accord with the stated objectives of the course; 
3.Enforcing academic policy and procedures at all times, and complying with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom instruction and general employment; 
4.Being responsible for equipment maintenance;
5.Being available out of class to student requiring additional assistance; requested or needed by individual students; 
6.Assisting in the revision and development of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives; 
7.Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of competency-based education and for utilize available educational resources for the evaluation, improvement of instruction and the development of teaching materials; 
8.Assisting the program director in the identification, preview, and acquisition of needed educational resources, including textbook selection, library materials, laboratory supplies, and other instructional provisions; 
9.Participate in advising and registration activities each semester. Serve as educational advisor to assigned students as required and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students.
10.Become proficient in advising technologies including Colleague, Webadvisor, and Student Self Service.
11.Participating in program, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings and other announced activities; 
12.Maintaining posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as to meet the needs of the program, department, division, and College; 
13.Assist in the recruitment of students by participation in requirement activities on and off campus; 
14.Maintaining complete office and student records, as needed; processing reports, forms, and all other requested paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data; 
15.Fulfilling committee assignments and other special appointments within the educational community as well as the community-at-large, and otherwise giving appropriate support to institutional endeavors; 
16.Taking advantage of in-service training and other opportunities for continued professional development, including attendance at off-campus activities, as feasible, and generally staying abreast of developments in the field of instruction; 
17.Maintaining proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the division and the College, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions;
18.Assuming other necessary responsibilities and performing additional tasks as assigned by the program director and/or department dean in meeting the needs of the program, department, division, and the College.

Committee/task force participation (could define according to recommendation by ACEN, i.e. each year adding additional expectation):

Fulfill committee assignments and other special appointments at the College, as well as, the community-at-large, and otherwise give appropriate support to institutional endeavors;

Advising:

1.Participate in advising and registration activities each semester. Serve as educational advisor to assigned students as required and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
●Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
●Ability to present to groups;
●Ability to lift, at times, at least 10 lbs.; and
●Good eye/hand dexterity.

How to Apply

https://durhamtech.peopleadmin.com/postings/search

The online application process will allow you to review the status of your application during the recruitment process, to update your online application, and to apply for positions that become available in the future.

New Users

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For assistance with the online employment application, please contact Human Resources at 919-536-7244 or humanresources@durhamtech.edu.
Assistance will be available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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