Engineering Instructor, Curriculum (9 Months)

Engineering Instructor, Curriculum (9 Months)


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Closes: Monday, July 4, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair of Math & Physics

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in engineering required. Master’s degree in engineering preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements: The individual should have at least 2 years of teaching experience, college level experience preferred, as well as experience with teaching classes on the internet and demonstrate the ability to teach statistics and calculus as well as a variety of vocational and technical level math courses. The individual should have the ability to deliver a quality product to the customer.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes the giving of instructions to students. Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, PCC FACT book, etc. Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of semester reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar. Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence. Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form. Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), physics, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages; utilize decimals; determine time and weight; apply principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; apply principles of integral and differential calculus; utilize mathematics of nuclear physics and quantum theory; etc. in order to solve problems and instructing others in solving problems and utilizing mathematics in a variety of areas.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office, audio-visual equipment, and physics equipment, etc.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Knowledge of Job: Has considerable knowledge of the practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the Division and the College as they pertain to the position. Has comprehensive knowledge of the Department. Has extensive knowledge of the techniques, practices, and procedures of courses taught, and has the ability to effectively instruct others in such. Has excellent knowledge of and skills in teaching methods and procedures as they relate to the particular goals of the Department, and has the ability to apply principles of influence systems in such teaching. Has excellent knowledge of subject matter taught. Has comprehensive knowledge of practices, procedures, and techniques involved in the physics lab, and is able to effectively supervise same. Has comprehensive knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and procedures as they relate to the position. Has knowledge of general office operations, functions, and procedures as they relate to the position. Has the ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information. Has the ability to use abstract thinking in curriculum planning, course planning, etc. Has excellent human relations skills; is able to advise students and handle student problems effectively. Has the ability to communicate with various individuals and groups such as students, staff, peers, other PCC personnel, parents, sales reps, etc. Is able to use independent judgment in routine as well as non-routine situations. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology utilized within the Department. Has the ability to understand the educational and psychological aspects of job. Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and office operations. Is able to read, understand and complete written requests and work assignments in a timely fashion. Knows how to estimate time, materials and supplies required to complete various routine activities. Is able to promote efficient completion of duties. Has good organizational and management skills. Has the ability to operate office machines in the performance of duties. Has good knowledge of computers. Has the ability to work under stressful conditions related to heavy workloads, meeting deadlines, working with difficult students, handling large amounts of paperwork, etc. Has the ability to make sound, educated decisions in a variety of areas on a constant basis.

Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all College departments and divisions, co-workers and the general public.

Quantity of Work: Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."

Dependability: Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance: Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.

Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.

Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Cooperation: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College.

Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and College benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the College and to project a good image. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College.  Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College. Interacts effectively with higher management, professionals and the general public.

Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.

Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College and various regulatory agencies. Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.


Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in engineering classes.  Teaching assignments include college transfer introductory through higher level engineering classes in the day or evening delivered in the classroom or on-line.  Additional duties include advising, timely completion of required college paperwork, course development, meeting with students as needed, committee service, and other general college duties.  May be asked to be a mentor for adjuncts teaching in the department.  The teaching load will be 18-21 contact hours per week plus office hours to complete a 30 hour work week on campus.  Excellent communication skills and Internet skills required.

The individual should have (1) a clear understanding of the community college philosophy and college’s mission, (2) experience in working productively with a cross section of college staff and faculty, (3) demonstrated student interaction skills, (4) community involvement in both professional and civic functions, (5) experience with the use of the graphing calculator and computer as teaching tools, (6) the ability to work independently with minimum supervision, follow College rules and regulations, and meet work deadlines, (7) demonstrated competence in effective leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Performs various student-related duties including advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, providing help with job placement and contacts, writing letters of recommendation, etc. Completes various student forms such as withdrawals, registration, drop/add, and credit by examination. Administers and scores "credit by exam" tests.
Prepares and implements the budget for physics needs. Assists in developing and setting departmental goals.

Remains active in professional organizations and activities. Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of mathematics/physics courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.
Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as attendance report, room assignment sheets, grade sheets, evaluation forms, teaching schedule, professional development forms, annual objectives, various other forms, memos, and general letters of correspondence.

Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including computers, calculator, copier, duplicating machine, general office supplies, laser, vacuum pump, balances, various meters, signal generators, audio-visual equipment, etc.


Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus. Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required. Assists part-time instructors and substitutes for absent instructors as needed.

Responds to phone calls, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.
Performs other duties as required.

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