Community College of Philadelphia — Networking Faculty, Full-Time

General Description
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions.

The Computer Technologies Department includes a variety of degrees and certificates in the areas of Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Network Technology Management and Administration, and Web Technologies. The department strives to meet the needs of all students interested in obtaining an education in these areas and is focused on preparing tech workers and leaders for the thriving Philadelphia tech workforce. Our graduates move directly into new jobs, transfer to four-year institutions, or progress in their current career paths.

The Department of Computer Technologies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Networking for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Teach networking courses involving Microsoft and Cisco related platforms and operating systems, and other computer technology courses for which qualified to teach, to students.
  • Implement or create labs and instruct students in the creation, performance and understanding of concepts related to course student learning outcomes in the following areas:
    • Network attacks and virus characteristics.
    • Network Cabling Media (BaseT, Cat5, Fiber, etc.)
    • Network Protocols, Ports and Services (i.e., TCP/IP, TFTP, DNS, DHCP, ICMP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP and VoiP).
    • Utilize network addressing (MAC, 1Pv4,1Pv6).
    • Configuration of File Servers, Proxy and Print Servers.
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel).
    • Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance.
    • Network Security concepts (IDS, IPS, SSH, Encryption, Steganography).
    • Logical, Physical and Wireless Topologies.
    • Network Design and Devices (i.e., DMZ, IDF, MDF, Demarc, Hubs, Switches, Routers, Bridges, etc.)
    • Number Conversions (Decimal-Octet-Binary-Hexadecimal) and TCP/IP Models.
    • Utilize network utilities (i.e., Arp, net share, Hostname, Netstat, Nbtstat, Ping, tracert, etc.).
  • Provide guidance for students enrolled in or interested in networking certificate or degree programs.
  • Help community college students further develop their technical knowledge and skills, and professional attitudes and behaviors, for college and workplace success.
  • Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course’s standard course outline as a guide.
  • Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, hands-on activities, and presentations.
  • 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.
  • Receive training or stay current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning, including learning and using Publisher’s software when applicable.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with Philadelphia tech industry/workforce.
  • Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, or as a student organization advisor.
  • Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.
  • Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.
  • Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.
  • Participation in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.
  • Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.
  • Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Network Technology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related discipline (i.e., 18 or more credit hours in the prior listed disciplines).
  • Any combination of the following certifications: MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, MTA, CCENT or CCNA with a current transcript on file with either Microsoft or Cisco.
  • Two or more years of network technology experience with Routers, Switches and Servers and Computers.
  • Two or more years of full or part-time teaching experience in the field of computer and network technology at the High School, Career Training School, college or university level.
  • Commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department, and a willingness to participate in the life of the College through leadership in department and college-wide committees.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willingness to manage hardware and software used in class.

Work Location
Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Interested persons should complete an online application.
  • Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional referenced REQUIRED.
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups. AA/EOE.

Salary Grade or Rank
Rank 5 or Rank 6

Position Type

Employment Status


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