Engineering Assistant Professor

American River College
Sacramento, California
$46,470 to $77,043 annually
Sep 07, 2017
Oct 07, 2017
Engineering Assistant Professor
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

American River College


Engineering Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F00271P

Salary: $46,470 to $77,043 annually

Closing Date: 10/16/2017


Complete job description and application available online at:


Position Summary

General Responsibilities:

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


The Department values cultural competence, defined as an ongoing process of increasing the ability to assess and revise individual and organizational behavior, in response to an expanded understanding of culture. Culture refers to an integrated pattern of collective behavior, including habits, customs, values, beliefs, and institutions. Cultural competence is associated with attributes, knowledge and skills that enable individuals and organizations to demonstrate respect and value for each person and to manifest an understanding of the dynamics of difference.


American River College pursues attitudes, values, and practices that promote healthy, constructive interactions in a diverse community and enable the college to work effectively with our diverse students. To promote cultural competence and create an inclusive learning environment, ARC values:

● Diversity and pluralism;

● Continuous personal and professional development, assessment and revision;

● Awareness of the dynamics of cross-cultural interactions;

● The ongoing pursuit of teaching strategies and student services that better serve diverse populations;

● An environment of respect, equity, and justice.


The department maintains a focus on: 

● Creating and maintaining currency on laboratory activities, lecture and/or demonstrations.

● Providing field expertise in order to keep the Engineering department and its equipment up to date with modern educational and industry standards.

● Utilizing a variety of teaching methods and technologies to keep students motivated and engaged.

● Integrating computer data acquisition using sensors to lab activities.

● Providing hands-on learning opportunities.

● Participating in outreach and distance education.

● Mentoring and supporting student club activities.

● Developing projects and grants for the benefit of students.

● Working effectively and collegially with other members of the department.


Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in:

● Properties of Materials (lecture and laboratory)

● Engineering Graphics (manual and CADD)

● Introduction to Engineering

● Statics

● Electrical Circuits

● Independent Studies (student research)


Instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution completed by January 11, 2018 in any field of Engineering; OR, have a bachelor’s degree in any field of Engineering AND have a master’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, or Geology, or a professional engineer’s license; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*


2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.