Instructor - HVAC/R Program

Instructor - HVAC/R Program

locationChattanooga, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

We have an opening for Instructor - HVAC/R Program at our TCAT Chattanooga/Chattanooga State campus!

Our Purpose - We support and empower everyone in our community to learn without limits.

Our Values:

- We cultivate an inclusive environment.

- We care about the well-being of each other.

- We instill trust through integrity and transparency.

General Summary

Perform specific duties related to instruction; course and curriculum development; professional growth; service to students; and service to the college and community.

  • Instruction: Teach the HVAC/R course at the Chattanooga campus. Facilitate the classroom instructional process; evaluate and monitor student progress; assign grades; provide academic assistance to students; maintain attendance and grade records; counsel and advise students on career goals; work to retain students; maintain required classroom and office hours.
  • Course and Curriculum Development: Select texts, equipment, supplies, and other learning resources; participate in the purchase of needed program supplies and equipment; develop instructional materials; create and revise courses and/or curricula as needed; maintain updated course syllabi; develop and maintain a site on the college’s Learning Management System (eLearn) for all instructional materials and tests.
  • Professional Growth: Remain current within instructional field and technologies; acquire, maintain, and apply knowledge of current instructional methodologies and materials; attend scheduled college and division professional development and in-service activities; support related professional organizations; participate in the annual faculty evaluation process. To become an industry certified instructor with HVAC Excellence and related NC3 certifications as required.
  • Service to Students: Comply with FERPA laws; participate in advising, recruitment, admissions, and orientation of potential students; assist students with job placement upon graduation; support student activities including SkillsUSA and NTHS.
  • Service to the College and Community: Assist in the recruitment and selection of college personnel as assigned; participate in accreditation, assessment, and performance funding processes; support and participate in the College’s decision-making processes; provide input and assistance with budgets; attend convocation and commencement exercises and participate in mandatory college programs; develop and maintain positive and cooperative relationships with colleagues; maintain an active program advisory committee; complete the annual Council on Occupational Education (COE) report for the program. Perform other duties as assigned.

Holistic Student Support

  • Familiarity with holistic support for students outside the classroom. These supports include Admissions and Records, Enrollment Service Center, TCAT Student Services, High School Programs, Recruiting and Orientation, Career Services, Student Support Center, Student Conduct, Student Life, Multicultural and International Services, Adult Student Services, and the Center for Access and Disability Services.
  • Ensure that services and activities promote accessibility and reflect equity-minded practices.

Organizational Culture and Inclusive Practices

  • Provides equity-minded support in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Division that aligns with the College’s values.
  •  Embraces and promotes the College’s goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion and supports the TCAT Division’s efforts to utilize inclusive best practices.
  • Provides equity-minded services and support for students, faculty, and staff.

Teaching Excellence and Program Innovation

  • Demonstrate teaching excellence by using evidence-based instructional practices that foster student learning.
  • Engage to adapt, test, and refine new pedagogical approaches that fit Chattanooga State’s campus context.
  • Structure student experiences to ensure equity, belongingness, accessibility, and relevance in academic, student life and co-curricular activities.

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  •  Graduate from a 1-year diploma HVAC program, and have 5 years of work experience in the technical skills, trade, or vocations to be taught
  • 10 years of the required experience may be (substituted with additional approval) of related post high schools education (USDOL) apprenticeship program, or college preparation coursework in related field
  • Knowledge of HVAC Code standards required
  • Basic computer Skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • More than 5 years progressive experience in the HVAC/R field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintains a comprehensive grasp on the particular area(s) of academic study.
  • Exhibits a commitment to promoting academic excellence in students.
  • Demonstrates a high level of self-discipline and self-motivation.
  • Exudes a positive, supportive, and cooperative disposition towards others.
  • Demonstrates punctuality and is detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in verbal and written form.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, equity-minded principles and practices related to supporting students.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and according to salary guidelines of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Closing Date: All applicant submissions must include CV/Resume, References, and Unofficial Transcript attachments.

Open Until Filled: Yes