ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:  Other duties may be assigned and/or included in the Faculty Handbook.

Instruction:

  • Instruct Computer Aided Drafting and Design course(s) as outlined in the proscribed curriculum including hands-on lab skills and academic lecture.
  • Remain concerned with any/all matters involving teaching.
  • Demonstrate and practice proficient knowledge and skills concerning professional Computer Aided Drafting and Design technician tactics, strategies, and techniques.
  • Prepare lesson plans and syllabi for assigned classes, meet and conduct assigned instruction in classes and labs as specified in the class schedule, maintain official class, grade rolls and grade reports, report drops to registrar, and prepare and proctor tests that adequately measure student learning outcomes.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lecture presentations to students in Computer Aided Drafting and Design academic exercises.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lab presentations in Computer Aided Drafting and Design skills exercises.
  • Stimulate and motivate class discussions encouraging positive student goal achievement.
  • Keep students informed of performance, progress and possible problems, tutor students who require special attention, comply with student accommodation requirements as specified in Letters of Accommodation from the Office of Special Services, and work with student services concerning student welfare.
  • Provides information to program coordinator concerning program budget needs.
  • Act as a professional representative of South Plains College Technical Education Division and Industrial Technology Department. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Position has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Computer Aided Drafting and Design instructor must possess competency and knowledge of:

  • Teaching philosophy and methodology sufficient for effective instruction
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities
  • Demonstrated abilities in the following areas:
  1. Execution of engineering and architectural drawings
  2. Experience in computer-aided drafting and design, utilizing current CADD software
  3. Knowledge in the operation of peripheral equipment associated with CADD systems
  4. Knowledge of the fundamental engineering drawing practices and principles in at least two of the following specialized areas:
  • Structural steel engineering drawing
  • Machine drawing
  • Technical Illustration and Delineation
  • Pipe drawing
  • Civil engineering drawing
  • Architectural engineering drawing

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Required: Associate of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting and Design with three years related work experience.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Industrial Technology, Architecture or Engineering with three years related work experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written English communication skills and ability to teach and develop applicable courses.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Skill levels in this constantly changing field are demanding. The frequency of change for new technology remains at a challenging level. The successful candidate must continually utilize professional development to remain up to date on consumer and industrial products, equipment changes, and new software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, or physically move about. Further, the employee is occasionally required to use the tools of the engineering graphic/drafting tradesman.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Classroom lecture/lab areas are very comfortable with heating and air conditioning, excellent lighting, carpet, large computer desks, comfortable seating, state of the art software, computers, teaching systems and peripheral equipment that would represent the work environment found in business and industry.