Instructor - Electrical Technology, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA



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The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, founded in 1908, is a private, non-profit, two-year technical college located in Boston's South End. The college is proud of its long tradition of educating students who aspire to advance themselves in a technical field. We provide our students with the technical and professional skills that will create a foundation for success, civic responsibility and life-long learning, adhering to the principles put forth by our benefactor, Benjamin Franklin. Position Overview: The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) invites applications from committed and positive professionals to teach part-time in the Department of Electrical Technology. This program focuses on preparing students to become Journeyman Electricians. Courses such as Circuit Theory, Electrical Design & Layout, National & Massachusetts Electrical Code, Electrical Machinery, and Low Voltage Systems & Controls provide the technical focus for an associate degree program, but also serve as the educational hours that are required for eligibility to sit for the Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician licensing exam. The Massachusetts Board of State of Examiners of Electricians mandates that this position be filled by an individual who holds either a Journeyman or Master Electrician license in the state of Massachusetts. Other candidates need not apply. A master’s license and some teaching experience are preferred. Through teaching, participation in institutional initiatives, and pursuing professional development, the faculty member contributes to the mission, outcomes, and strategic plan of the department and the College. Faculty at BFIT embrace the opportunity to support a diverse group of young people in meeting a range of academic and other challenges to prepare for successful and rewarding careers in technological fields. Key Responsibilities of Part-time Faculty: Teach 10 hours per week; Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4-9 p.m. Meeting all scheduled classes on the assigned day/time Regularly hold three office hours per week Notifying Department Chair of any absences from scheduled classes and providing instructional materials and directions to ensure consistent and sequential classroom instruction Participate in departmental curriculum development, and review and update course curricula when possible Demonstrate committed participation in student learning outcome assessment and college wide initiatives, including data collection, analysis, curriculum changes and goal setting Use of course texts, outlines, and other curriculum materials in accordance with college and department policies. When an established syllabus is provided and the course is a prerequisite for other courses, any significant deviations must be approved by the department chair. Respond to chair and administrative requests in a timely manner and complete all responsibilities effectively; prompt in keeping appointments, attending meetings (when possible), beginning classes Respond to students in a timely manner Evaluate student achievement and provide feedback timely while maintaining accurate student records in the CAMS faculty portal * Provide adequate support to students and maintain a respectful, professional rapport 36 Participation in communications with the college and department. This includes utilizing the college Starfish Retention Solution warning system to alert advisors when students falter. Demonstrate effective teaching including preparation, meeting course goals, organization and presentation of material, student involvement, and classroom management Collaborate with other college departments (academic, student affairs, enrollment, development) for the mutual benefit of all departments. Maintain a culture of accountability and innovation; maintain the college policies and procedures, as outlined in the course catalog, employee and student handbooks Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: Valid Journeyman and Master electricians' licenses in the state of Massachusetts; Five years of industry experience in the electrical field and; Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal. Preferred Qualifications include: One year teaching experience in electrical technology. An earned associate degree from a recognized college or university with major study in electrical technology, education or a related field. Type of Appointment: A part-time appointments to teach two evening classes per week would begin in September of 2020, with expectation of renewal on satisfactory performance. Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references. Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications should be sent to: Tracey Arvin, Chair, Electrical Technology Department, at tarvin@bfit.edu. Application Information Contact: Tracey Arvin Department Chair, Electrical Technology Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 41 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116 Email Address: tarvin@bfit.edu The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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