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Tenure-track Mechatronics Technology Professor

Company: Clark College
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Tenure-track Mechatronics Technology Professor whose primary teaching duties would include providing engaging presentations, dynamic lab equipment demonstrations, providing students with industrial automation hands-on experience, and helping to build student confidence and life-long learning habits. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. The work location is at the Clark College, Columbia Tech building and occasionally at the main campus. This position begins September 13, 2024.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Cafe in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.
    Position Responsibilities
  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Work with Washington State Centers of Excellence and local industries to update current programs as future state and local job training requirements change.
      • Associate of Applied Technology degree in Mechatronics or closely related field such as Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology AND three (3) years' automated industrial systems troubleshooting experience OR a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or Systems Engineering AND three (3) years' automated industrial systems experience OR eight (8) years of industry related experience in automated industrial systems.
      • Teaching experience, and /or management experience.Demonstrated work experience in at least two of the three key areas listed below:
      • Industrial Three-Phase Electric Motor Control Systems Installation.
      • Mechanical Power Transmission Systems Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair.
      • Robotics Control Systems Interfacing, Installation, Troubleshooting and Repair.
        Supplemental Information
        Starting salary is $74,009 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $104,250. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends. Please note the salary may be adjusted for the 2024-2025 year pending the legislatively funded cost-of-living.

        Required Online Application Materials:
      • Clark College Online Application, including names of three (3) references.
      • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
      • Current resume
      • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
      • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application:
      • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.
        Please apply online at

        To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email .

        APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by 3 p.m., May 13, 2024.

        Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

        Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

        The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or . The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: .

        If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

        Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

        At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

        Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, , 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

        Clark College Human Resources
        April 10, 2024

Keywords: Clark College, Vancouver , Tenure-track Mechatronics Technology Professor, Education / Teaching , Vancouver, Washington

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