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Adjunct Instructor, Engineering and Computer Science (Applicant Pool)
Category: Academic/Adjunct
Department: School of Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Apr 18, 2024
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: PT No Benefits
Position ID: 174883

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Department at Springfield Technical Community College is seeking applications for adjunct teaching positions in engineering and computer science. Engineering Transfer and Computer Science Transfer are two-year programs of study that have been developed to build a solid foundation in engineering (mechanical, electrical, and civil) or computer science with the intent to transfer to a four year institution to complete a bachelor's degree.

Proficiency in the core principles and practices of engineering relevant to the courses being taught, including mathematics, physics, computer programming, and specific engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering.

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Thermodynamics: Understanding of heat transfer, energy conversion, and the laws governing thermal systems.
  • Mechanics: Proficiency in statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials, including stress analysis and deformation.
  • Fluid Mechanics: Knowledge of fluid dynamics, fluid properties, and applications in areas such as hydraulics and aerodynamics.
  • Design and Manufacturing: Ability to design mechanical systems and components using CAD software, and knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials selection.

Civil Engineering:

  • Structural Analysis and Design: Proficiency in analyzing and designing structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams for strength, stability, and load-bearing capacity.
  • Mechanics: Proficiency in statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials, including stress analysis and deformation.
  • Fluid Mechanics: Knowledge of fluid dynamics, fluid properties, and applications in areas such as hydraulics and aerodynamics.
  • Design and Manufacturing: Ability to design mechanical systems and components using CAD software, and knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials selection.

Electrical Engineering:

  • Circuit Analysis: Understanding of circuit theory, including Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, and analysis techniques for AC and DC circuits.
  • Electronics: Knowledge of semiconductor devices, electronic circuits, and digital electronics.
  • Power Systems: Proficiency in power generation, transmission, and distribution, including transformers, motors, and generators.
  • Signal Processing: Familiarity with analog and digital signal processing techniques, including filters, Fourier analysis, and modulation techniques

IMPORTANT NOTE: Adjunct Instructor positions are part-time, semester-to-semester, non-benefited MCCC/MTA/DCE unit positions. This posting is for a candidate pool for anticipated vacancies for the 2024-2025 school year.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (including but not limited to):

  • Teaches a standard range of courses expected in the first two years of a degree program in the field of computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or civil engineering.
  • Adjuncts will conduct classes, prepare for instruction, assess student performance, provide student assistance by appointment, collaborate with other division faculty and adjuncts to provide consistent learning objectives, engage in professional development and required training. It may be necessary to teach courses across different modalities like online, hybrid, and face to face. Adjuncts are also required to meet all College policies and administrative deadlines.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and accessible manner, both verbally and in writing, to students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to adjust teaching methods and materials to accommodate the needs and learning styles of diverse student populations, including non-traditional, adult learners, and students with varying levels of prior knowledge in engineering.
  • Classroom Management: Skill in creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment, managing classroom dynamics, and fostering student engagement through interactive teaching methods, group activities, and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Student Mentorship: Capacity to provide academic and career guidance, mentorship, and support to students pursuing careers in engineering, including advising on academic pathways, internship opportunities, and professional development resources.


  • Master's degree within the field or Master's plus 18 credits of graduate level work specific to the field.
  • College teaching experience, high school teaching experience, or adult education experience.


  • Successful community college teaching experience.
  • Commitment to fostering inclusiveness, equity and diversity within the academic setting.
  • Teaching experience with Early College students or at the High School level.
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college.
  • Experience building and facilitating asynchronous or hybrid courses using a standard learning management system.


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: DCE Contract Adjunct Rates
Benefits: No
Union: MCCC
Grant Funded: No
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All available positions are located at: which applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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