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INSTRUCTOR/Program Coordinator - Product Design and Production Processes Program

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Vincennes University is seeking applicants for a faculty position in the Product Design and Production Processes Program. (Formerly Drafting and Design/CAD). This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 9 month contract position with benefits beginning August 2014. The Product Design and Production Processes Program 8330 is a long established program which prepares graduates for entry-level employment as designers and drafters in manufacturing and engineering related fields. This is accomplished by teaching traditional drafting methods and techniques combined with state-of-the-art Computer Aided Drafting and Design software while utilizing the latest in 3D Scanning and 3D Printing equipment and software. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to become a part of a team in a fast paced teaching environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Provide instruction for assigned mechanical drafting courses, both manual drawing and utilizing CAD, including evaluation of student work, consultation and additional instruction with student outside of class as necessary, and other efforts related to the teaching of assigned classes.

• Teach curriculum material and develop daily lesson plans to insure expected course outcomes are met.

• Teach utilizing the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard and other ASME standards as they pertain to the production of mechanical industrial technical drawings.

• Maintain and expand the established high quality standards of the Product Design and Production Processes program and Vincennes University.

• Provide academic advisor services to several students each semester to aid the student in achieving their educational goals. Including Saturday advising as required and, at the beginning of each semester, be available to advise students the Sunday before the semester begins.

• Utilize different methods and mediums in delivering course material.

• Arrange field trips for students as appropriate, including transportation, and be willing to drive students in University provided vehicles to the field trip destinations as required.

• Participate in recruiting efforts for the Product Design and Production Processes program including but not limited to such things as giving tours to prospective students or tour groups, visiting high schools throughout the state of Indiana and a few surrounding Illinois counties and · participating in University programs such as Pre-VU days. This may require travel, possibly overnight, and Saturdays as scheduled by the University.

• Aid in student retention by giving timely feedback to students and the University concerning Academics, Behavior, Attendance, etc. and mentoring the student as required to aid in the development and growth of the student as they progress through the program.

• Take an active role in job placement of students as they approach graduation.

• Act as a Project Excel Faculty Liaison to High School and Career Center instructors throughout Indiana offering dual credit in courses related to the main campus program.

• Build and maintain contacts and relationships throughout industry and with high school technical program instructors, dual credit or not.

• Keep abreast of the latest trends and needs of industry.

• Participate in Advisory Committee activities.

• Maintain expertise in subject area and recommend improvements.

• Assume institutional responsibilities, including active participation in department, division and institutional needs which may include, but not be limited to, class schedule preparation, budget development, club advising, committees, accreditation, articulation, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

A minimum of an Associate Degree in Drafting and Design/CAD or equivalent drafting/design program is required.

A minimum of 5+ years of verifiable industry experience in the drafting/design field is required. 3D solid modeling and generating 2D drawings utilizing ASME Y14.5 standards during this 5 years of experience is expected.

Experience and proven proficiency with Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5 and AutoCAD.

Industry experience and/or course work in mechanical drafting (board drafting), jig and fixture design, die and mold design, and plastic part design.

A clear understanding and course work in the principles of Descriptive Geometry.

Applicant must have industry experience and a good working knowledge in the application and interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in accordance with the ASME Y14.5- 2009 standard along with course work in Tolerancing Applications.

Have a working knowledge of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing equipment and processes. Have working knowledge of 3D laser scanning equipment and processes.

Be able to work with Silicon Rubber and Alga-safe mold materials as well as Urethane liquid plastic.

Possess excellent Interpersonal skills and strong presentation skills. Be able to stand for 3 hours.

Proficient in the use Windows based PCs and Workstations, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of pc peripherals such as 2D printers and plotters.

Experience in the use of drawing reproduction equipment.

Must be a team player; have a good attitude and be able to maintain that attitude during times of stress. Be willing and able to deal with a broad spectrum of people, personalities and situations on a daily basis.

Ideally qualified applicants will also have industry experience or course work using the following equipment and software:

• 3D scanner(s}: Creoform and Next Engine

• 3D printer(s): 3D Systems Dimension, 3D Systems Touch, 3D Systems Projet 1500, MCOR, Objet 24, Objet 30 Pro, MakerBot Replicator, AFINIA, Imagine, and ZCorp.

• Software(s): Creo2, Fab Studio, Rapidworks64, Scantool, Catalyst EX, ZPrint, Scan Studio HD

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and employment verification to Human Resources, Vincennes University, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or by email to jobs@vinu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be held concurrently with the advertising period.

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Faculty in NURSING

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NURSING FACULTY

Vincennes University Vincennes Campus is seeking applicants for one full-time nursing faculty position with primary responsibilities in the Practical Nursing Program on the Vincennes Campus. This full-time position with benefits will begin August 2014.

Basic responsibilities include functioning as a team member in the development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum and course materials; clinical and lab supervision of nursing students; classroom teaching; and student advising responsibilities.

Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to:

a) graduation from an accredited school of registered nursing,

b) an earned Master’s degree in nursing or a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and current enrollment in a Master’s degree program with a specific plan for completion (completed Master’s degree preferred); and

c) current Registered Nursing licensure in the State of Indiana. A strong clinical background and experience in teaching are preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or by email to jobs@vinu.edu Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

AA/EOE

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ELECTRONICS

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Electronics / Computer Instructor

Vincennes University Electronics Department is seeking applicant for an Electronics/Computer Instructor. This is a full time, non-tenure track, nine month contract position. The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and experience in electronics, computers, and networking and a desire to pass that knowledge on to students. Faculty members are expected to engage students in the classroom by providing both theory and hands on understanding of material, helping students in meeting their educational goals. Faculty members are also expected to work with peers, staff and students to further the mission and goals of the University.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide instruction for students in electronics including: AC and DC circuits, series/parallel circuits, transistor theory, digital gates and circuits, reactance and impedance.

• Provide instruction for students in computer skills including: hardware and Operating Systems, networking, printing, malware removal, and customer service. Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco certifications are required to teach some courses.

• Assess student progress in classes and provide feedback.

• Maintain current knowledge and curriculum in assigned areas.

• Employ effective classroom management techniques.

• Timely reporting of student grades and other university documents.

• Create a positive and supportive learning environment.

• Maintain required office hours for academic advising and support of students.

• Attend all required university, college, and department meetings and activities.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Associate’s degree, combined with experience, is required, Baccalaureate degree or higher desired.

• Certifications in electronics and computer networking/repair are a plus and are required in some areas.

• Teaching experience is a plus.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Interested applicants will submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference to the Human Resources Department, Vincennes University, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN. 47591 or Jobs@vinu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be held concurrently with the advertising period.

Vincennes University is committed to diversity in the college community.

AA/EOE

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Faculty in Art

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FACULTY IN ART

PENDING APPROVAL, Vincennes University, located in southwestern Indiana, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in its Art and Design Department beginning August 11, 2014. Candidates should have the interest and expertise to teach Art and Design courses in a two-year transfer program as assigned. Faculty members are expected to provide an effective teaching environment that is conducive to student learning.

A Master’s degree is required, with 18 graduate credits in Art. An MFA is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants qualified to teach especially in Ceramics or Painting. Secondary teaching areas may include Drawing, Photography, Two-dimensional or Three-dimensional foundations, Art History, Art Appreciation and Art and Design for Non-Art majors. Interest and/or experience in directing a gallery program affiliated with the Art and Design offerings are a plus. Teaching experience is desirable, preferably at the college level. Excellent reasoning, interpersonal, computer and communication skills are required. Hiring subject to funding approval for upcoming academic year.

Contractual Obligations:

The faculty member will fulfill his/her responsibilities for effective teaching and the facilitation of student learning, which include activities such as:

• Teaching students in courses as assigned

• Meeting all classes at the appointed time and for the scheduled amount of time

• Holding office hours

• Grading students according to the established criteria

• Being prepared for classes with appropriate handouts, laboratory materials, tests, and syllabi that are clear, consistent, and current

• Following institutional standards and procedures for grade reporting

• Providing the respective dean, department chair, and each student with a copy of the syllabus for each class

• Fulfilling responsibility of release time and assigned tasks

• Creating a positive classroom climate that facilitates student learning

• Assessing student learning outcomes

• Utilizing current knowledge and relevant examples

• Being student-centered in decisions to accommodate student needs

• Engaging in professional development to remain current in the discipline and in teaching/learning

• Providing the division office with copies of final exams

• Maintaining academic standards established in the discipline

• Engaging in recruiting, advising and retention activities

• Serving on department, division and university committees

• Assisting in assessment of courses and curricula

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

Interested applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, résumé and exhibition record, twenty visual examples of own work and student work (in CD/DVD, slides or website format), artists’ statement, teaching philosophy, college transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email jobs@vinu.edu.

AA/EOE

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Graphic Design

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Graphic Design

Pending Approval, Vincennes University seeks applications for a full-time instructor of graphic design.

General Description:

Teach courses in support of the Graphic Design Occupational Program. Plan course content, including lectures, activities, assignments, and assessments. Teach courses as assigned, meet with students as required, assess student work according to course and program outcomes.

Examples of Duties:

• Create and implement appropriate class projects that will promote maximum learning

• Stay current in art and design trends and technologies

• Take an active role in curriculum development, program assessment and student advising

• Work with students with a variety of experience levels

• Work as a team member with other department faculty

• Perform basic maintenance and software updates in Macintosh classrooms and lab

Knowledge and Skills Preferred:

• Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and willingness to stay current as software upgrades occur

• Knowledge of and experience with Mac-based OS

• College-level written and verbal communication skills

• Interpretation of art and design, including description, analysis, interpretation and judgment

• Knowledge of principles and elements of design

• Understanding of applied design thinking

• Experience in creating and evaluating graphic design curriculum

Required Qualifications:

• Minimum of 5 years professional experience in communication design, art direction and the technology tools, that meet the demands of the current professional design practice in print and digital media

• Teaching experience at all levels of a graphic design curriculum in higher education or equivalent experience as a creative director

• MFA in Graphic Design preferred; BFA or AS considered with extensive experience in the field of Graphic Design

Submission Requirements:

• Letter of application

• Resume (preferred) or CV

• Statement of teaching philosophy

• Three professional letters of reference

• Samples of your work (electronic preferred)

• Samples of student work (if applicable)

Qualified candidates for this position should be prepared for an interview, complete portfolio presentation and a sample class presentation that highlights teaching style.

Qualified applicants should submit the required materials to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or by email to jobs@vinu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

Vincennes University is committed to diversity in the college community. AA/EOE

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ASL FACULTY CHAIRPERSON

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ASL FACULTY CHAIRPERSON (Faculty)

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The faculty member will fulfill his/her responsibilities for effective teaching and the facilitation of student learning, which include activities such as:

• Possess near native fluency in American Sign Language

• Meeting all classes at the appointed time and for the scheduled amount of time

• Show evidence of teaching in a bilingual learning environment

• Grading students according to established criteria

• Being prepared for classes with appropriate handouts, laboratory materials, tests, and syllabi that are clear, consistent, and current

• Following institutional standards and procedures for grade reporting

• Evaluate incoming students to determine program placement and design program to meet student’s needs

• Fulfilling responsibility of release time and assigned tasks

• Creating a positive classroom climate that facilitates student learning

• Assessing student learning outcomes

• Be a consultant to VU ASL colleagues

• Teach at nontraditional times, days, and sites

• Being student-centered in decisions to accommodate student needs

• Show evidence of professional growth in teaching methods of American Sign Language

• Willing to become involved in the daily affairs, growth, and coordination of the department and participation in campus affairs with increasing levels of responsibility

• Commit working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning, and service to students

• Demonstrate involvement with the Deaf community such as participation in Deaf events or related activities at the college level and/or community.

• Perform other duties consistent with faculty job description as stated in faculty job contract

• Collect and maintain inventory of resources

• Develop and tweak an ASL instructional curriculum

• Teach students in courses as assigned

• Use variety of modalities to promote authentic learning

• Incorporate student retention activities as a component of course structure

• Accommodate diversity of learning styles and limitations

• Develop presentations that are enthusiastic, stimulating, thought provoking, and engaging to students

• Maintain professionalism on the job

• Assist with Open House, New Student Orientation, and Graduation

• Promote a positive and productive work environment with teachers, staff, and visitors

• Schedule, coordinate, and screen ASL/English interpreters for student and staff class assignments

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree or Ph.D Degree from a regionally accredited college or university: preferably in Deaf Studies/ASL or a related field and a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Deaf Studies/ASL, ASL Linguistics, or ASL as a Second Language Teaching

• ASL Proficiency Score: 4.5 or Higher

• ASLTA Professional Certification and Experience with interactive lab instruction; experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in post secondary or professional setting

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in coordinating, directing, and initiating program centered criteria.

• Experience with interactive lab instruction and experience with technology specific to Deaf individuals, knowledge in current ASL trends, awareness of post secondary school state requirements, ability to advise students with courses, coordinate housing for dorm students, addressing parent concerns.

Deadline/Consideration: Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, but those received after May 23, 2014 will not be guaranteed consideration.

Prerequisite(s): This position requires a satisfactory criminal history background check.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or by email jobs@vinu.edu Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.

Vincennes University is committed to diversity in the college community.

AA/EOE

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Conservation Law Enforcement

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Vincennes University’s Law and Safety Department is seeking applicants to fill a full-time faculty position in Conservation Law Enforcement. This is a nine-month position with fringe benefits, starting August 2014. The individual for this position will be responsible for teaching courses within the Conservation Law Enforcement degree program. The standard teaching load is 15 credit hours per semester including day, night, and weekend classes. The successful candidate will, in addition to teaching,

• Advise conservation law students

• Schedule classes

• Oversee program curriculum

• Secure adjunct faculty

• Participate in departmental, college, and university committee work

• Participate in recruitment and retention activities

• Be actively involved in the Vincennes University assessment process

• Be able to articulate a full understanding of, and appreciation for, a comprehensive and open-door community college philosophy

• Maintain required office hours

Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but will consider Associate’s degree in field with experience and/or appropriate certifications

• 5 years’ experience in conservation law enforcement

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills

• Excellent organization and problem-solving skills

• Wildlife criminal investigation experience

• Knowledge of wildlife management techniques

• Specialized certifications are a plus

• Online teaching experience a plus

• Forensics experience is a plus

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with the credentials of the candidate.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, all college transcripts and professional certifications, and a minimum of 3 reference letters to the Human Resources Office, Vincennes University, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email jobs@vinu.edu. The position will remain open until filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising.

VU is committed to diversity in the college community.

AA/EOE

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Faculty in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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The College of Science and Mathematics at Vincennes University is seeking applicants to fill a faculty position in Mechanical Engineering. This is a full time, non-tenure track, nine-month position with benefits, reporting to the Chair of the Physics & Engineering Department.

Job Requirements/Experience:

• Candidates should have the interest and expertise to teach a variety of mechanical engineering, physics, and mathematics courses such as Structures, Thermodynamics, Engineering Graphics, Statics, and Dynamics, (ranging from developmental and technical, to college entry level and intermediate level) in an open access college setting.

• Minimum qualification is a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a Master’s Degree and 18 graduate hours in mechanical engineering.

• Knowledge of assessment and data-driven decision making.

Skills/Abilities:

The successful candidate must:

• Be able to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and technologies in the classroom.

• Be able to encourage and assist new students to develop skills and confidence.

• Be able to provide a challenging environment for the highly skilled student.

• Possess excellent interpersonal skills.

• Participate in activities for recruiting and retaining students.

Primary responsibilities:

• Teach undergraduate, developmental, and technical courses in engineering, physics, and mathematics.

• Serve as an academic advisor, and participate in related student success activities.

• Participate in recruitment and retention initiatives and activities.

• Participate in the development and implementation of assessment, including learning outcomes, at the course, program, college, and university levels.

• Participate in research and service, including serving on departmental, college, and university committees.

Vincennes University is committed to diversity in the college community.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, teaching philosophy and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period. Deadline for first consideration is April 15, 2014.

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