Overview

PROGRAM CHAIR AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

https://www.bfit.edu/

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a private, non-profit technical college located in Boston’s South End. Founded in 1908, the college is proud of its long tradition of educating students for skilled, high-demand technical careers in a variety of industries, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, computer technology, health care, and construction trades through a mixture of 1-year, 2-year, and 4-year programs. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology recently received the largest gift in its history: $12.5 million from the Cummings Foundation to continue to advance its leading-edge work in creating technical career pathways for students typically underrepresented in post-secondary education. This position reports to the Executive Director for the Center for Energy Efficiency and the Trades.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The college is seeking an educator and licensed electrician with a passion for teaching, learning and student success as well as good administrative and organizational skills. Through teaching, supervision and support, faculty development, and program enhancement, this position advances the mission. The Assistant Professor and Program Chair will also provide placement outcomes and strategic direction for all academic programs combined throughout one department. The department leader will oversee and manage faculty across the department, serving the needs of all technical courses within.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and manage a collaborative work environment that supports department faculty, their development and effective teaching;
  • Oversee effective and relevant curriculum that aligns with the needs of the technical departments and efficient use of resources;
  • Assess and improve the use of digital tools in course curriculum;
  • Develop proficiency with course management and academic early alert software systems to monitor student progress;
  • Manage, facilitate and convene meetings with departmental industry advisory board;
  • Facilitate the department’s integration and involvement with the overall College community and environment, including staff, faculty and students, as well as related activities.
  • Participate and ensure program approval with the Board of Electrical Examiners.

DUTIES:

  • Hire and supervise departmental faculty, responsibly administer academic department budget, and manage individual departmental resources;
  • Monitor and evaluate all program requirements, including objectives and outcomes, and ensure effective record keeping (grades, attendance, and any other required documents, e.g. exams, student work documentation);
  • Oversee assessment of student learning and facilitate planning and future assessment activities;
  • Facilitate the creation and revision of courses, the renewal of curriculum, and the currency and relevance of the programs;
  • Join, Engage, and present at local industry association conferences as well as participate in student competitions that recognize our student and faculty accomplishments;
  • Collaborate with opportunities for business development throughout the division
  • Collaborate with other college departments in recruitment, retention, and placement of students and in advancing college-wide initiatives;
  • Teach a maximum of 12 hours per semester.

REQUIRED CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • A Massachusetts Journeymen’s license at a minimum
  • 3-5 years professional experience (a combination of teaching with advising, counseling and other related areas) in higher education or industry;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in areas relevant to departmental curricula;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills; and
  • A collaborative and inclusive management style.

PREFERRED CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field, exceptions can be made with those who has extensive industry experience;
  • Ability, experience, and prior success in establishing and growing partnerships;
  • A demeanor of patience, with an ability to remain calm and open-minded;
  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in assessment and continuous improvement; and
  • Understanding of and commitment to the BFIT mission.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This position is full-time (Salaried) $80,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Discounted College Services
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday, Flexible Schedule

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

BFIT is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other characteristic or activity protected under federal, state or local law.

*Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately.*

About Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT)

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is a private, non-profit technical college located in Boston's South End. Founded in 1908, the college is proud of its long tradition of educating students for skilled, high-demand technical careers in a variety of industries, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, computer technology, health care, and construction trades through a mixture of 1-year, 2-year, and 4-year programs. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology recently received the largest gift in its history: $12.5 million from the Cummings Foundation to continue to advance its leading-edge work in creating technical career pathways for students typically underrepresented in post-secondary education. This position reports to the Executive Director for the Center for Energy Efficiency and the Trades.