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
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
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.
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
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
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
Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.
Summary of duties:
Participates in the continued development and implementation of the NWACC
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
Master's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related
degree. Demonstrated knowledge of network infrastructure and network
Basic knowledge of computer programming.
College level teaching experience.
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.