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Faculty, Mechatronics (Tenure-Track)

Apply now Title: Faculty, Mechatronics (Tenure-Track)
Job no: 493951
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Categories: Faculty
Hiring Range: 40,170-53,970

Job Summary: HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Mechatronics beginning August 2024. This is a school-year position scheduled to work mid-August to mid-May. There is potential to teach additional courses each semester and during the summer term for pay in addition to the base salary.

The position will be based on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus and may also teach courses on-campus at other HACC campus locations.

This position will teach courses covering a variety of topics including theory and hands-on skills to prepare students for roles as technicians who can maintain, repair, and manage mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power, and automation control systems.

Full-time faculty are responsible for teaching, student academic advising, professional development, and service to the college and the department, which includes serving on committees, participating in assessment of curriculum, and supporting equity-minded student success initiatives. HACC seeks faculty who are committed to putting diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into action in and out of the classroom. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in industrial automation, mechatronics, electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering or closely related field and two years of industry experience.*

*Bachelor’s degree must be completed with 5 years of date of employment.

*Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Willingness to teach day, evening, weekend, and on or off-campus classes.

Licensing Requirements: Please note that all teaching faculty are required to comply with PA Act 15. You will need to present completed clearances and training certificates at the time of hire. Please visit scroll to PA Act 15 Clearances) for more information.

Hiring Range: 40,170-53,970

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching or training experience and familiarity with technology

Job Specific Task List:

  • Teaches assigned Mechatronics courses. 
  • Participates in curriculum development and maintenance. 
  • Provides academic support and advising to students including establishing and maintaining a schedule of office hours.
  • Participates in college governance by serving on joint, ad hoc, faculty, campus, division and discipline committees. 
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of new faculty through participation on assigned search committees. 
  • Participates in college and community service activities. 
  • Participates in professional growth activities and maintains awareness of new trends and developments within areas of instructional responsibility. 
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct academic courses according to approved course syllabus. 
  • Provide high quality and consistent academic instruction to students.
  • Provided high quality academic support and advising to students. 
  • Keep students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
  • Keep students informed about their progress through prompt grading of papers and other work. 
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records. 
  • Maintain scheduled office hours. 
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled. 
  • Organize and maintain class work and assignments. 
  • Strive for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the college. 
  • Be thoroughly familiar and comply with all college policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Work in a professional, collegial, and team-oriented manner. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Type: Full-Time 9 Month



About Us:

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our Diversity Statement: As an institution of higher education, HACC recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment that affirms the diversity of people and ideas.

HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC’s commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

Our Core Values: A Circle of Caring

Caring by Creating Our Future Together
  • We work together to shape and build our preferred future.
  • We encourage and celebrate creativity and innovation.
  • We set high goals and strive to achieve them.
  • We strive to provide exceptional service to all who help shape our future.
Caring for Each Other
  • We are gateways to student success and opportunity.
  • We promote respect, collegiality, diversity and equity-mindedness in all we say and do.
  • We nurture awareness and cultural sensitivity to create a climate of trust.
  • We are growth-minded, believing that each of us is capable of learning, developing and growing to support our mission.
Caring by Doing What is Right
  • We are honest and hold each other and ourselves to the highest ethical standards.
  • We provide the most accurate information available in all communications.
  • We are transparent about our decisions as individuals and teams.
  • We embrace broad engagement in the shared governance process.


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