Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam, WI—Applications are being accepted for a full-time Electrical Power Distribution Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam campus. The primary teaching responsibility will be Electrical Power Distribution, however, class assignments and locations may vary from term to term. This instructor may be asked to teach at various sites within the Moraine Park District to include campus, center, and business locations, and may be required to teach on evenings and weekends. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Trades.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, initial review of applicants will take place April 9, 2021.  

Beginning: August 16, 2021


  • Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College’s core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment. Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior. Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring, and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Meet the student learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching methods and assessments.
  • Maintain student records and documentation. Submit grades within the expected timeframe. Provide timely verbal and written feedback to the students to ensure continued growth and development.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and updating of curriculum.
  • Collaborate with College staff to recruit students. Assist with student recruitment by participating in College recruitment events, partnering with student recruitment staff, maintaining relationships with alumni, and proactively promoting the College and services offered.
  • Collaborate with College staff to retain students and help them be successful. Work with Student Services staff to provide guidance to students. Assist in advising students regarding course enrollment, program and course content, lifelong learning, and other program-related subjects.
  • Work with internal customers, including student services staff, adjunct faculty, and other College staff, to provide consistent, effective learning and support for students. Support the College by staying current with internal and external changes and provide input by participating in College meetings and activities.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with community, industry and clinical partners. Participate in external meetings and activities.
  • Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field, and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs as necessary, to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry. Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed.
  • Associate Degree from and accredited institution. If no Associate Degree, must be willing to obtain an Associate degree from an accredited program. Progress toward an Associate Degree will be measured through the successful completion of a minimum of six (6) credits of coursework annually, beginning with the second year of employment.
  • Two (2) years (4,000 hours) of paid work experience related to the program(s) being taught, including one (1) year (2,000 hours) of related paid work experience that has been acquired within the past five (5) years. In lieu of this one (1) year (2,000 hours) of recent experience, two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the past five (5) years may be considered. (Two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience means eight (8) semesters of part-time teaching or four (4) semesters of full-time teaching at an accredited institution.)
  • Qualified Instructors have performed the following: Equipment operation—overhead and underground residential distribution (URD) related vehicles and equipment; erection, maintenance, and repair of wood poles and metal towers, cable, and related equipment; installation and servicing of transformers, generators, conductors, underground distribution; ability to climb electrical poles, string wire conductors, electrical power distribution; familiarity of safety rules, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, electrical code, rigging, right of way, climbing equipment, and tree trimming; proficiency in map reading, surveying, specifications and drawings, and computer literacy.
  • Qualified instructors must have working knowledge of the following: Alternating Current (AC), AC (Alternating Current) Circuits, Parallel Circuits, AC (Alternating Current) Instruments and Meters, Line Design, Street Light Circuits, and Underground Distribution, Limiting Equipment, Electrical Motors, Series Circuit Resistance and Impedance, Capacitors and Capacitor Reactance, Series Circuits (i.e. R, XL, XC), Substation Design, and Operation and Maintenance.
  • Must hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A
  • OSHA 30 Cardholder preferred
  • Completion of an industry-recognized line worker apprenticeship (ex. Missouri Valley, Wi BAS, Investor owned utility sponsored) preferred.
  • Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner. Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy.
  • Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.
  • Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
  • Previous community involvement and a desire to give back to the profession and community.
  • Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
  • Benefits Summary:
    • WI Retirement
    • Group Life Insurance
    • Group Health Insurance
    • Group Dental Insurance
    • Group Vision Insurance
    • Long Term Disability
    • Short Term Disability
    • Paid Holidays
    • Accumulative Sick Leave
    • Flexible Spending
    • 403(b)/457 Deferred Comp-Voluntary Retirement Savings Program Options
    • Wellness Program
    • Professional Development
    • Educational Assistance
    • Employee Assistance Program
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Moraine Park Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in employment, admissions, or its programs or activities. If you have any questions or a need a reasonable accommodation anytime during the application process, please notify Talent Management at jobs@morainepark.edu or (920) 920-6402.

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