Optics Technology Supervisor

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

This is an 11 month, administrative and teaching position. This position is needed to coordinate all aspects of our optics technology degree program including staffing, evaluation of faculty, and supervision of teaching staff. Heavy recruiting activities and the development of strong retention measures are also expected with this role. This position requires that the successful candidate teach a minimum of 15 credits per year, (6 credits in each of the fall and spring semesters, as well as at least 3 credits in the summer). Teaching may include day and evening classes. Other duties include scheduling/hiring/evaluating/supervising adjuncts, participating in any student appeal processes related to optics courses, curriculum development, negotiation of transfer/articulation agreements with four-year institutions, development of partnerships with local businesses, development/supervision of internship students, and all assessment-related duties for this program.

This individual will also be in charge of overseeing the optics technology laboratory operations and maintenance. The major responsibilities include: organize and maintain the equipment, machines, rooms, supplies; coordinate the purchase of equipment and replacement of consumable supplies; maintain and analyze records and data in a computer database pertaining to the equipment and supplies; offer instruction and training to faculty and students on the safe use of the equipment; develop written manuals, protocols, and forms related to the equipment in the Department.

Participation in all accreditation-related matters and assorted state-led initiatives, and active committee participation (which may include internal and external committees), and other duties as assigned is expected.


Main Duties:

Intentionally focuses on fostering a culture of “caring regard” at the college.

Possesses deep appreciation, understanding, tolerance, and commitment to free speech in an academic organization.

Supports the mission of the college.

Follows established policies and procedures set forth by the college.

Excels in written and oral communication.

Embraces innovation.

Creates a dynamic teaching and learning environment for the students.

Teaches a minimum of 15 credit hours per year.

Teaches day and evening including online/hybrid classes.

Integrates technology, including learning management systems, to teach.

Prepares syllabi and curriculum materials.

Participates in assessment of student learning outcomes.

Ability to work with the broad spectrum of students found in a community college environment.

Advises and mentors students.

Serves on college committees including the college governance process.

Contributes to Department affairs.

Participates in collegial activity with peers.

Partakes in professional development.






  • Master’s degree in Optical Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Relevant teaching experience required
  • Relevant work experience related to the optics program and laboratory operations.




  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to use computer database management applications.
  • Ability to collect and statistically analyze data.
  • Evidence of strong organizational and project management skills required.
  • Ability to interact with students at the secondary level and effectively promote SCCC’s optics program required.
  • Optics laboratory experience required.


Contact Person:

Human Resources


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to HRresume@sussex.edu.   Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ.  Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position.  Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee base on critical need or hardship.