Adjunct Instructor - Construction Management Job Opening at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN


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Position:Adjunct Instructor - Construction Management
Company:Dunwoody College of Technology
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Job Location(s): Minneapolis, MN
Start Date:January 2014
 
Employment Term: Regular
Employment Type:Part Time
Starting Salary Range:
 
Required Education: Graduate Degree
Required Experience: 1 to 3 years
Required Security Clearance: None
Related Categories:Construction/Building Trades, Education - Professional/Vocational, Skilled Trades - General

Position Description

Dunwoody College of Technology’s goal is to provide career-focused, applied education leading to immediate jobs and successful careers in business and industry. We value practical, applied learning, and are committed to providing our students with high-quality technical education that results in an immediate job and a fulfilling career. We value a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. Dunwoody's vision is to provide “for all time” a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for “the better performance of life’s duties.”
 
Dunwoody College of Technology currently has the need for an Adjunct Instructor within its Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (CMGT).  This instructor will be responsible for delivering and maintaining curriculum in line with current industry standards and practices.
 
Dunwoody’s construction programs provide students the essential information required to start a career in a related construction field.  Themes prevalent throughout the programs include industry standards and best practices, documentation, ethics and the relationship of time, money and resources.  Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management will be suited to be leaders in the national construction industry.
 
The successful candidate will have the ability to disseminate the technical information required to the students along with applying the candidate’s own industry experiences to reinforce the prevalent theories in the program.
 
Course and section details are below:
  • These courses will be taught during Spring 2014 semester
 
 
CMGT1110 The Construction Industry
Aspects of the construction industry presented using interviews with practicing professionals, site tours, and exploratory reflections to illustrate the many opportunities available as a professional.
Section 90 meets Monday nights from 5:30-8:30pm
 
CMGT1220 Construction Materials and Methods II
Examine building materials and construction methods through deconstruction of building systems using case studies, field trips and hands on exercises to figure out how buildings are assembled.  Emphasis on the methods and materials for the interior of buildings.
Section 90 meets Tuesday nights from 5:30-9:00pm
Section 01 meets Mondays from 9-10:25, and Wednesdays from 9-12:25
 
CMGT1140 Construction Drafting
Implement construction graphics and conventions using hand drafting and drawing software.
Section 90 meets Tuesday nights from 5:30-8:30pm
 
CSUP2220 / CMGT2120 Construction Regulations and Inspections
Analyze regulatory environment using municipal zoning ordinances, state building codes and regulations to determine requirements for a construction project.
Section 90 meets Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30pm
Section 01 meets Mondays from 9:30-11:30am
 
CMGT2220 Construction Administration
Examine the requirements of Construction Administration using industry standard formats and procedures to understand the administrative requirements for their implications on a construction project.  Principles of mitigating construction liability and risk are addressed through case studies and construction documents to select the appropriate method of risk management for a construction project. 
Section 90 meets Thursday nights from 5:30-9:30pm
 
CMGT3220 Construction Planning & Scheduling II
Advanced principles and techniques of managing construction schedules to forecast and report progress for construction projects.
Section 90 runs Wednesday nights from 6pm-9pm
 
CMGT4120 Field Engineering
Analyze statics and strength of materials as used for the application of material specifications, quality control, and testing required in the field.  Emphasis on field documentation and verification of subcontractor work.
Section 90 runs Tuesday nights from 6pm-9pm
 
CLMA 4220 Construction Entrepreneurship
Integration of leadership, construction management and business organizational theories and applications through an entrepreneurial lens to support the strategic planning of a construction firm.
Section 90 runs Tuesday nights from 6pm-9pm
 
MAJOR OBJECTIVE:
This position is responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process with a focus on continuous improvement; creating an environment in which students can accomplish the learning competencies of the course of instruction; maintaining, updating, designing and developing new curriculum.  The result should be students’ abilities to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to meet industry and professional business standards.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Facilitates learning activities so that students learn the principles, theory, skills, and work ethic necessary to become proficient for entry level positions.
  • Creates a positive learning environment.
  • Monitors, assesses and advises learner on technical and academic progress and performance.
  • Uses current academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction.
  • Develops and upgrades lesson material, training aids and maintains equipment within assigned course of instruction.
  • Assists in the recruitment and placement of learners.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
  • Commitment to Dunwoody’s Mission – Works to provide a high-quality education experience for our students.  Actively supports our commitment to a college culture that demonstrates mutual respect, trust, and collaboration.  Demonstrates a commitment to community service. Exhibits good stewardship of college resources and facilities.
  • Drives High Performance Through Continuous Improvement – Demonstrates flexibility, is adaptable to change, and strives for continuous improvement.  Actively seeks out solutions to problems.  Works with a sense of urgency.  Provides feedback upward and laterally, and makes recommendations for alternative ways of doing things.  Continually challenges self to improve and perform job better.
  • Demonstrates Accountability for Actions – Takes ownership of personal performance and development.  Accomplishes assigned objectives.  Honestly assesses self and can accurately articulate strengths and developmental needs.  Seeks out feedback and advice from supervisor and peers, and takes action on both positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Building Effective Relationships – Seeks out and responds to others appropriately.  Communicates clearly and succinctly with peers and leadership.  Acts maturely and professionally when faced with conflict.  Actively listens to understand and asks for clarification when necessary.   Builds trust with others and establishes rapport.  Displays and exhibits appropriate and professional body language.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Master’s degree in related field required
  • 1-3 years professional teaching experience in related field preferred
  • Industry credentials and certifications, as necessary by individual course content
  • 3-5 years industry experience
  • Strong PC skills, including experience with Microsoft Office suite programs; database management skills
 
Dunwoody College of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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