Dunwoody College of Technology currently has the need for an Adjunct Instructor in Computer Systems Analysis (BCSA). This position is responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process with a focus on continuous improvement in an environment in which students can accomplish the learning objectives of the course of instruction. The expected results are that students are able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to meet industry and professional business standards.
The program prepares students to analyze procedures, methods, and uses of computer systems. Graduates develop the critical thinking, troubleshooting, and analytical skills to help companies build and maintain computer systems, design and implement network systems, design software, or make changes to hardware to improve routine habits. They also learn how to study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively.
Examine the logic-related mathematical background necessary for upcoming courses. Topics include: logic, sets, functions (as defined in the Mathematics domain), sequences, algorithmic complexity, number theory, matrices, proof of complexity, mathematical induction, recursion, counting, probability, and graph and tree fundamentals
BCSA4110 | Formal Languages & Automata | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)
Determine how proper programming languages and systems are created. Examine formal logic and models of computation including finite state automata, pushdown automata, and Turing machines. Investigate problems for which a formal solution is not possible, problems which cannot be solved by finite, or real, machines, and problems for which complete solutions are not possible but 'good enough', or heuristic solutions.
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
Pedagogy: Exhibits competence. Is student centered, adapts/reflects student needs. Is experiential/hands on. Promotes student’s academic and professional development
Curriculum: Relevant to current industry expectations. Compliant with professional and programmatic accreditation standards. Competencies addressed in presentations, syllabi, assignments. Syllabi are submitted in a timely fashion. Assessment of students is objective and replicable. Applied in an organized, deliberate manner. Allow for intentional flexibility and innovation
Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues. Effectively presents creative ideas of others. Has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions. Sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data. Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others. Is a good judge of talent.
Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Treats direct reports equitably. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose. Adheres to Dunwoody’s core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.
Technical degree in related field required, Bachelor’s degree.
1-3 years professional teaching experience in related field.
5000-7000 professional working hours in related industry.
Strong PC and networking troubleshooting skills.
Thorough understanding basic electronics and digital electronics theory, microprocessor operation within a computer system.
Certifications for Cisco, Microsoft, or Linux preferred.
About Dunwoody College of Technology
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.Located in the Lowry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College'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."