Instructor, Apprentice, Biopharmaceutical Technology

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute   HIckory, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 28, 2023
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Instructor, Apprentice, Biopharmaceutical Technology

SALARY:    $4,805.00 - $5,607.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 04/27/23
CLOSING DATE: 05/22/23 11:59 PM

The Instructor Apprentice, Biopharmaceutical Technology, provides instruction for the Biopharmaceutical Technology and related programs through accessible, quality learning experiences within the classroom, laboratory, and/or distance learning settings; facilitates the learning process to help students be successful; provides accurate, quality academic and career advisement for students; seeks professional development opportunities to implement best practices in teaching within discipline area; maintains office hours according to institutional policy; completes required course assessments and documentation in an accurate and timely manner; attends college meetings, student activities, institutional functions; and contributes to the development of curriculum courses and programs; collaborates with workforce partners to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of business and industry; and partners with other areas of the college to deliver specific training, such as BioWork courses, as needed.

Essential responsibilities and other duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Essential Functions: 
Participate in extensive technical and industry-specific professional development activities related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and instructor training.
Instructs a reduced load for the first year of employment, increasing to 15-22 contact hours, in either curriculum, non-curriculum, or business and industry, each week during subsequent semesters; prepares objectives, assignments, assessments, instructional and supplemental materials, grading standards, and attendance policies in accordance to college and department policies; develops course syllabi to be distributed; keeps online courses regularly updated; and begins and ends courses as scheduled.
Plans and delivers accessible, quality instruction that enhances student learning and ensures students' understanding of course outcomes.
Ensures the classroom environment (seated, online, or hybrid) is appropriate for diverse student learners through equity and inclusion frameworks, such as Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning.
Ensures availability for all students, in the classroom and through distance learning, by maintaining established office hours, offering availability by appointment, and by responding to electronic communication in an appropriate, timely manner.
Maintains and completes accurate records of student attendance and grades as indicated by institutional policy and submits all final reports in an accurate and timely manner. 
Provides input for new courses and/or revises course content and outcomes in the area as needed; recommends appropriate course textbooks, supplies, software, and equipment.
Participates in the recruitment and retention efforts of the College; reviews and provides recommendations for the program publications, webpage, publicity, and other community relations activities and events.
Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with faculty, staff, advisory committees, outside agencies, and/or clinical affiliates.
Collaborates with colleagues to ensure quality instruction and successful implementation of department and division goals, the College's Strategic Plan, and state-wide initiatives. 
Supports collaboration with other divisions and departments to align comprehensive credit and non-credit courses and programs where appropriate. 
Actively supports the College's retention, progression, and completion initiatives leading to the all student learners' success. 
Supports the College's mission, vision, and core values by adhering to all policies, procedures, and faculty guidelines. 

Marginal Functions:
Serves on standing and ad hoc committees and focus groups; researches and develops recommendations related to academic and instructional programs; maintains contacts with business, industry, and professional organizations to keep instructional programs current.
Participates in the development and delivery of public information efforts; supports college functions and cultural activities.
Assists with inventory of programmatic equipment; assumes responsibility for labs and other facilities designated primarily for the assigned program.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position description covers the essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional responsibilities. The college reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title with or without notice

Knowledge of: 
Principles and techniques of instruction, including the use and implementation of the UDL framework.
Principles and techniques of implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, and globalization within courses and programs.
Principles and procedures of record keeping. Principles and techniques involved in assessment. Safe work practices and procedures.
Operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. The mission, goals, and objectives of CCC&TI.
Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Ability to: 
Interpret and apply college and assigned division goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Contribute to the teaching and learning of mission, goals, and objectives which complement those of the college.
Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain productive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Work independently in the absence of supervision. Follow all safety rules and regulations of the department. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Operate a variety of mechanical equipment safely and effectively.

Environmental Conditions: 
The employee should have the ability to effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve an office and classroom workspace, and working closely with others. Indoor work with excessive noise, around machinery with moving parts and potential exposure to offensive odors or noxious fumes is possible. 
The employee must maintain the office and teaching environments by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

Physical Conditions: 
Physical and marginal functions require the ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following; standing, walking or sitting for extended periods, moderate lifting and carrying, general manual dexterity, operating assigned equipment, and extended exposure to computer screens.
The employee is required to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, communicating with others, and handling varied tasks simultaneously.

Additionally, the employee must maintain mental capacity, which permits making sound decisions and using good judgment, demonstrating intellectual capabilities, and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel.

Scheduling Conditions: 
This is a full-time, 12-month position. This position requires a minimum of 36 hours weekly in direct service to the institution. The instructor must be on campus or at an approved alternate location for 27 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and allows flexible scheduling for the remaining nine hours.
Traveling Conditions: 
Local travel between the Caldwell campus, Watauga campus, or any off-campus sites may be needed. Professional development activities will involve regional travel and on-site training with industry partners. Out of state travel is limited, but may be required.

Bachelor’s degree in Biopharmaceutical Technology from a regionally accredited college or university, or another closely related field such as; Biology, Chemistry, Physiology or Life Science from a regionally accredited college is required.
Master’s degree in Biopharmaceutical Technology from a regionally accredited college or university, or another closely related field such as; Biology, Chemistry, Physiology of Life Science from a regionally accredited college is preferred.
Prior industry experience and teaching experience at a community college is preferred.
Experience using a learning management system to teach hybrid and distance education courses and/or experience in delivering customized training courses to business and industry is also preferred