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Part-Time Faculty - Electronics/Manufacturing

Albemarle County

Part-Time Faculty - Electronics/Manufacturing

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/32217
  • Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
  • ELECTRONICS (Piedmont Virginia)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College

Title: Part-Time Faculty - Electronics/Manufacturing

Agency: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Location: Albemarle - 003

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia - principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our scenic campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a public, comprehensive community college. As part of the 23 college Virginia Community College System, PVCC serves the city of Charlottesville and the six adjacent counties. PVCC is nationally recognized for its outstanding transfer curriculum; its relationship with its neighbor, the University of Virginia; and its Workforce Development Programs serving local employers.

Applications will be received and considered on a continuous basis, as openings occur. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until needed positions are filled and/or the closing date of our announcement.

We are seeking to identify qualified and interested adjunct faculty members in the following teaching disciplines and/or subject areas: ELECTRONICS/MANUFACTURING

The adjunct professor will be responsible for teaching electronics and manufacturing courses in a hands-on experiential format. Professor will have knowledge and application of electronic devices, current microcontrollers, mechanical processes and machinery, and basic communication protocols. Students in these classes build on fundamental electronics and manufacturing skills to troubleshoot, design, and build different projects related to the course material. The instructor will be responsible for making sure the projects focus on industry skills and the materials are provided for students in a timely manner.

Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to create positive classroom/lab culture that provides foundational knowledge for electronics and manufacturing courses
  • Teach in a hands-on, experiential format
  • Knowledge of a basic microcontrollers
  • Knowledge of programming languages and how to troubleshoot
  • Create open-ended problems for students to solve creatively
  • Classroom management of lab-based classrooms, including maintaining equipment and supplies
  • Work with students in a diverse environment with a sensitivity to all members of the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess expert skills, knowledge, experience and education in the subject area and a history of successful teaching or related experience.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in the field or Associate's degree in the field with demonstrated competency in the teaching field. In addition, two years of related occupational experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years teaching experience, work experience in the field, and experience with on-line teaching.

  • Troubleshooting basic circuitry and electronics problems related to transistors and microcontrollers
  • C/C++ and Python programming languages
  • Use and develop network systems using various ISM communication protocols like WiFi, Bluetooth, RF LoRa, and others
  • CNC, Laser Cutter, 3D printer - CAD/CAM design and use of machines
  • Prepare students for electronics and mechatronics certification exams
  • Help develop project-based modules for students and expand current curriculum


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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