Director, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, and Trades

Director, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, and Trades


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Located primarily at the Tyson Family Center for Technology in Monroe, NC


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, May 26, 2023
Closes: Sunday, December 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week

Reports to

Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

·       A minimum of:

o   A Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related engineering discipline – or

o   A Master’s degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or related engineering discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline.

·       Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

·       Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications

Preferred Qualifications

·       10 or more years of full-time equivalent work experience in either the construction, engineering, manufacturing, or transportation/distribution/logistics fields

·       Two or more years of teaching experience

·       Two or more years of supervisory experience

·       Familiarity with a course management system such as Canvas

·       Budgeting experience

·       Experience developing and implementing faculty professional development opportunities

·       Experience working with Advisory Boards

·       Experience with goal setting and strategic planning

·       Evidence of effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills

·       Evidence of a career that includes a strong work ethic with a proven track record of project completion, multi-tasking, and the ability to handle high-pressure environments

·       Evidence of teaching experience with high school-age populations

·       Experience with class scheduling, and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options

Position Description

Job Description

The Director of Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, and Trades is a 12-month, full-time faculty position and is located primarily at the Tyson Family Center for Technology in Monroe, NC. The position teaches 30 hours over an academic year, distributed among fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Under the direct supervision of the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, and under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, and Trades acts as a mentor, coordinator, and facilitator for the faculty as they carry out the vision, mission, and goals of the School of Applied Science and Technology and the College.  

The Director maintains a climate of open communication, collegiality, and teamwork, and actively supports the professional growth and development of faculty.  The Director ensures the availability of quality learning opportunities for students, and is the first line of support for student complaints and grievances. The Director has responsibility for teaching, curriculum development, faculty assignment, course scheduling, program review, student learning outcomes assessment, student advising and scheduling, professional development, institutional service, community service, and community awareness. In addition to instructional responsibilities, the Director has supervisory and administrative authority over the full-time and adjunct faculty in the School of Applied Science and Technology who teach courses within the department of Skilled Trades and Advanced Manufacturing. This individual serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at-large. The position will collaborate across college functions to facilitate conversations among business, industry, community and academic partners in Union and Anson counties, with the goal of developing and delivering both curriculum and non-credit programs of study designed to meet the workforce development needs of the college service area. 

This position will also serve as Program Lead for both Mechanical Engineering Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Technology, and assumes primary responsibility for curriculum and assessment of these programs of study within the School of Applied Science and Technology. This individual is an academically qualified faculty who holds degree credentials or other qualifications appropriate to the program. The position is responsible for coordination of curriculum development and review. The position ensures that the program contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency. Job responsibilities of the program lead are considered additional duties beyond those of curriculum faculty. Licenses and/or certifications used for credentialing purposes must be kept current by the employee, unless noted otherwise. In addition, this position will teach assigned courses within the college’s Associate in Engineering degree program, and provide other appropriate program support as determined by the Associate in Engineering lead.

Job Duties

·       Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services

·       Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.

·       Supervise, mentor, and evaluate faculty. Coordinate professional development for faculty.

·       Coordinate and oversee the recruitment, selection, contracting, and evaluation of part-time faculty.

·       Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.

·       Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.

·       Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment.  Annually update and assess program improvement plans.

·       Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.  

·       Participate in developing recommendations for program budgets, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor program expenditures.

·       Actively participate in School and College committees and activities, including (but not limited to), Planning Councils, Advisory Boards, other School or College committees, activities and events, and participate in School or College-related community activities and events.

·       Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities. 

·       Stay current with developments in the discipline by earning additional industry-recognized credentials as assigned by the supervisor

·       Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.

·       Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of programmatic and institutional advancement.

·       Demonstrate a high-level of professionalism, innovation, collaboration, and institutional commitment in all actions.   

·       Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.

How to Apply

Apply online at Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135