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Bicycle Mechanics-1

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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.

NWACC is seeking knowledgeable and passionate individuals to join our team as Part-Time Faculty Members specializing in Bicycle Mechanics or Trail Building and Maintenance. These individuals may teach credit courses or accelerated skills courses.
The successful candidate will be qualified for and passionate about teaching one or two of the following courses in Bicycle Mechanics: BIKE 1003 Introduction to Bicycle Mechanics, BIKE 1013 Basic Bicycle Mechanics, BIKE 1023 Bicycle Braking Systems, BIKE 1033 Bicycle Drivetrain Systems, BIKE 1043 Ball Bearing Systems, BIKE 2013 Bicycle Wheel Repair and Assembly, BIKE 2023 Suspension Systems, BIKE 2033 Electric Bikes, and BIKE 2043 Service Department Operation.

Course Instruction

Deliver engaging and effective lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on activities related to the assigned bicycle mechanics courses.

Develop and update course content, instructional materials, and assessments in alignment with industry standards and educational goals.

Teach evening and weekend classes.

Student Engagement

Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation, critical thinking, and skill development.

Provide constructive feedback on student assignments and projects, and maintain availability to support student inquiries.

Curriculum Development

Collaborate with department colleagues to review and enhance existing curriculum and propose new courses or modifications to meet the evolving needs of the bicycle mechanics or trails program.

Professional Development

Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in bicycle mechanics or trails to continually enhance personal and instructional knowledge.

Participate in professional development activities and attend relevant workshops or conferences.

Administrative Duties

Complete required administrative tasks such as grade submission, attendance tracking, and other duties as outlined by the department and college policies.

Salary $45 per hour

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience teaching at a community college and understanding the community college mission is a plus. Demonstrated teaching ability is the top priority. Instructional experience in a classroom as well as experience using an online learning management system like Canvas or similar is highly desirable. On-line delivery of instruction, use of technology for instruction, and experience or interest in project-based, service learning, or inquiry-based learning will be given special consideration.

Environmental Conditions
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Activities
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
Frequently:
• Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding and lifting things
• Sitting
• Standing
• Walking
Constantly:
• Hearing
• Repetitive motion
• Talking
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Master's degree preferred).

Extensive practical experience and expertise in either industry, with a focus on the specific courses being taught.

Previous teaching experience or demonstrable ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to diverse student populations.

Strong organizational and time-management skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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