Dunwoody College of Technology currently has the need for adjunct instructors within its Construction Sciences and Building Technology Department.
The instructors will be responsible for delivering and maintaining curriculum in line with current industry standards and practices, advising students, developing curriculum, and building and maintaining relationships with industry. Courses are taught in daytime and evening.
The successful candidates will have the ability to disseminate the technical information required to the students along with applying the candidate’s own industry experiences to reinforce the prevalent theories in the program.
MAJOR OBJECTIVE: This position is responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process with a focus on continuous improvement; creating an environment in which students can accomplish the learning competencies of the course of instruction; maintaining, updating, designing and developing new curriculum. The result should be students’ abilities to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to meet industry and professional business standards.
Facilitates learning activities so that students learn the principles, theory, skills, and work ethic necessary to become proficient for entry level positions.
Creates a positive learning environment.
Monitors, assesses and advises learner on technical and academic progress and performance.
Uses current academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction.
Develops and upgrades lesson material, training aids and maintains equipment within assigned course of instruction.
Assists in the recruitment and placement of learners.
Leads the process of maintaining equipment and recommends new equipment purchases within assigned program.
As a part of a team, designs and develops new curriculum within assigned program.
Provides support, coaching, and guidance to faculty members.
Participates in industry and/or professional organizations in order to maintain and enhance program health and academic integrity.
Other duties as assigned.
Potential available courses and details are below:
Course Name: CMGT1131 Construction Plans & Measurements Course Description: Interpret architectural and engineering graphics and conventions using construction documents to identify materials and calculate quantities Semester: Fall 2022 Day(s) of the week: Wednesdays (Online) Class Time(s): 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Course Name: CMGT1211 Construction Estimating I Course Description: Integrate material quantities with costs through take-offs, estimates and bid analysis, to predict project costs. Semester: Fall2022 Day(s) of the week: Mondays (Online) Class Time(s): 5:30pm- 9:00pm
Course Name: CSBT2110 Building Codes Course Description: Select and apply appropriate federal, state/provincial and municipal codes, standards and accessibility guidelines using industry standards with an emphasis on Life Safety Codes and the ADA to prepare for licensing exams, meet with codes officials, and to design spaces that enhance the health, safety and welfare of the general public. Semester: Fall 2022 Day(s) of the week: Thursdays (Online) Class Time(s): 5:30pm - 8:35pm
Course Name: CMGT2131 Construction Safety Course Description: Examine the principles of construction safety and identify health hazards using the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)1926 Construction Industry Regulations and MNOSHA Laws and Rules. Emphasis is on OSHA 30-hour Construction standards. Semester: Fall 2022 Day(s) of the week: Tuesdays (Online) Class Time(s): 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pedagogy: Exhibits competence. Is student centered, adapts/reflects student needs. Is experiential/hands on. Promotes student’s academic and professional development
Curriculum: Relevant to current industry expectations. Compliant with professional and programmatic accreditation standards. Competencies addressed in presentations, syllabi, assignments. Syllabi are submitted in a timely fashion. Assessment of students is objective and replicable. Applied in an organized, deliberate manner. Allow for intentional flexibility and innovation
Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues. Effectively presents creative ideas of others. Has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions. Sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data. Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others. Is a good judge of talent.
Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Treats direct reports equitably. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose. Adheres to Dunwoody’s core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
Candidates must meet one of the following criteria
Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or related field OR
Associate's degree in Construction Management AND professional certifications in the area of instruction AND have related industry experience
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.Located in the Lowry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."