This job carries the obligation to uphold the Mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability to PTC students and employees is essential.
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit, and regionally accredited institution committed to higher education excellence and focused on academic and professional success. Located in Western Pennsylvania since 1946, PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Design, and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. The PTC college experience is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.
PURPOSE OF JOB:
To teach coursework in Information Systems and Technology as primary job function.
Focus is within Game Development utilizing the Unity Framework, Java, .Net, C#, Mobile, and App Development.
Other nice to have: Cyber Security, Information Technology – Network Administration
Ability to teach Information Systems Development (primary focus), Information Systems Security or Information Technology (secondary focus) coursework a plus.
Assist in bachelors and associate degree curriculums and provide training and student support resulting in graduates who meet entry and mid-level employment criteria for positions in the Information Systems and Technology fields.
50% Teaching Effectiveness
Teach up to 5 class sections with 1 - 3 preparations per week.
Perform effectively in the learning environment by being prepared, maintaining discipline, and engaging students in the learning process.
Address student academic issues such as student attendance, student persistence, and/or tutoring needs.
Work in conjunction with student advisors, team leaders, and academic chairs to resolve nonacademic issues.
40% Curriculum & Assessment
Deliver program curriculum by creating and following weekly lesson plans.
Refresh courses by using new teaching strategies and/or revamping course materials.
Work in conjunction with the Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator and Academic Chair on course revision, curriculum mapping, and outcomes assessment.
Maintain current curriculum on departmental network drives in an organized manner.
Document efforts to improve student learning based on assessment results and other institutional assessment reports.
5% Extracurricular Activities
Attend all graduation activities. Graduation dates are posted on the master calendar.
Support student and employee events as appropriate, which may be held on Saturdays or evenings.
Grade student assessments within a week and record attendance, grades, and information regarding student progress in the Student Information System (SIS).
Use Blackboard to provide course/supplemental materials and communicate with students using course announcements, discussion boards, and/or collaborate sessions.
Serve as a role model for the students by demonstrating an excellent work ethic; portraying professionalism, including dress; and motivating industry success.
Stay current on industry, market, research, and competitive trends.
Participate in some form of approved professional development each year as discussed and agreed upon with your Academic Chair at a minimum of 8 hours per year.
5% Team/Institution/Outreach to Community
Participate in all faculty meetings, team meetings, and other departmental/institutional functions.
Serve as a liaison to all other offices, i.e., Admissions, Career Services, Financial Aid, Student Services. These offices will periodically communicate with students through instructors or the Student Advisors.
Work effectively as a team member to support the Pittsburgh Technical College mission.
Participate as requested in the orientation/open house sessions held on Saturdays and evenings.
Participate as requested in community events and networking opportunities.
Minimum Master’s of Science Degree in the field: Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Systems and Communications, Computer Science and Information Science.
The following course-related certifications are a plus:
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Mobile: iOS / Android
Other nice to have:
Linux+ / Red Hat Software
Certified Ethical Hacker
Project+ or PMP
Related expertise in industry-leading tools also a plus.
State teaching certificate not required.
Minimum of four year’s full-time work experience in the computer field. Teaching experience, a plus.
Must have education and work experience to demonstrate competency to teach coursework in 2 of the three areas of Information Technology, Information Systems Development, and/or Security Forensics.
Java, C#, C++, Unity Framework, HTML/CSS Web and Mobile Development, Software Testing/QA, Database Development
IT Project Management
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with skills and experience.