Full-Time Faculty, Networking and Programming

Northwest Arkansas Community College

United States

February 14, 2022


NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

Under the supervision of the BCIS Division Dean, faculty at NorthWest Arkansas Community College have as their chief duty the instruction of assigned classes. This duty takes precedence over all others. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty should assume responsibility for service to the college and professional development. They are also obligated to abide by and support college policies as set forth in the College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, and Administrative Procedures Manual. Faculty must be committed to the goals and objectives of NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

This is a full-time 9-month position. Teaching assignments and other related duties are performed during the day, evening, and/or weekend. Faculty may be asked to teach in different modalities, including online, face-to-face, remote synchronous and other hybrid methods. Meeting the essential duties and responsibilities of this position is expected to require at least 40 hours a week on average, including work on and off campus, during the contract period. Since the college offers learning opportunities around the clock, seven days a week, and because much of faculty work can be accomplished off campus, an 8 to 5, Monday through Friday schedule is impractical. A typical faculty work schedule varies from semester to semester (scheduled responsibilities) and week to week (non-scheduled responsibilities) to best accommodate student learning, professional development, and service to the college.


This position provides instruction in Computer Information Systems classes (15 credit hours per semester) and has demonstrated experience in networking, security and introductory programming. The position will:

  • Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes in the area of networking, programming and IT Security, using each course's standard course outline as a guide. The basic instructional assignment is thirty (30) load hours per academic year for 9-month faculty. Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.
  • Participate in program level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
  • Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.
  • Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.
  • Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
  • Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. A faculty member should inform the supervisor if he or she is unable to meet a class on time.
  • Professional Development

    The faculty will be responsible for maintaining current knowledge in the networking field, with a special emphasis on IT security. The position should maintain professional and continuing education, and keep any necessary certifications in current standing. The position may also require the faculty should also be able to teach introductory programming courses.

    Service to the College

    The faculty will be required to provide service to the college such as:

  • Help students achieve their educational goals through formal and/or informal advising.
  • Post and keep on campus hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
  • Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor.
  • Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
  • Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty either formally or informally.
  • Attend commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member's discipline or program.
  • Attend departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings.
  • Perform other academically related duties as assigned by the instructor's supervisor.
  • Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.
  • Summary of duties:

  • Participates in the continued development and implementation of the NWACC networking program.
  • Recruits students.
  • Serves on college committees.
  • Develops professional attributes.
  • Mentors and advises students pursuing the Networking degree.
  • Maintains current Networking curriculum.
  • Demonstrates excellence in teaching.
  • Rate of pay: determined by faculty scale placement (education and years of experience)

    Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related degree. Demonstrated knowledge of network infrastructure and network security.
  • Basic knowledge of computer programming.
  • College level teaching experience.
  • Preferred qualifications:

    CISCO CCNA or CCNP, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, CompTIA Security+, ISACA or other security certification.

    NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.

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