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Welding Instructor

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This vacancy is located on the T.H. Harris campus in Opelousas.

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Position Title Welding Instructor
Job Description Summary

The instructor will oversee the operation and maintenance of all shop equipment and keep an accurate inventory of tools, equipment and supplies for the proper instruction of students within his class. Instructors will follow state approved course syllabi for each area of instruction. Areas of instruction include safety, various processes and techniques of welding including oxyfuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints.

Instructors are also responsible for maintaining accurate academic records in a computerized learning management system. These records include attendance, grade, and class/course syllabi for each class taught.
Teaching and Direct Instructional Activities (65 – 75% of Activity, 25 – 30 hrs. wk.)

Preparation of Course Materials
o Develop curriculum guides, course syllabi and outlines, and other instructional materials
o Responsible for syllabi adhering to department master syllabi and outlines
o Prepare course offering schedule based on curriculum guides
o Participate in curriculum meetings
o Utilize innovative, effective, and equitable teaching techniques
o Attend and engage in professional development activities related to course preparation
o Maintain teaching load practiced by college
o Provide a minimum of 10 hours of on campus office hours (regular Fall & Spring semesters), 6 hours in summer semester.
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Course Presentation
o Provide instruction in area of expertise
o Create and manage a learning environment in which all students are treated equitably and with respect following principals of Academic Integrity.
o Responsible for timely accurate maintenance of course materials on the learning management system (Joule)
o Maintain appropriate student records, i.e., grades, placement, completion, and licensure statistics (if applicable), etc. Specifically maintain accurate course attendance records if required by course academic conditions or professional or licensure/registration requirements.
o Practice appropriate safety precautions applicable to learning environment (classroom, laboratory, workshop, workplace)
o Maintain student discipline
o Maintain time on task
o Complete , by established deadline, all end of term reporting processes and required submissions
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Student Performance Evaluation
o Receive acceptable ratings from Student Rating of Instruction surveys and acceptable ratings for Department Unit Programs and Program Student Learning Outcomes
o Accept accountability for three-semester grade distribution analysis
o Provide constructive feedback on test and assignments as appropriate to students
o Provide fair and timely grading of student coursework
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Leadership to Students, Department, Division or College (20 – 30% of Activity, 10 – 15 hrs. wk.)

Institutional Service
o Accountable for daily attendance in addition to the established roster process for the college and all required record keeping functions
o Mandatory attendance for all full-time faculty meetings, departmental, program coordinator meetings and convocation
o Participate in standing and ad hoc committee and activities within the Department/Division and at the campus and college levels (including the maintenance of an active advisory committee with required composition of membership, holding a minimum of two meetings annually)
o Ensure course, program entries in catalog and publication materials are up to date and accurate in association with the curricular process, catalog production requirements, and activities of institutional advancement.
o Complete or contribute to college reports in a timely manner
o Participate in college program review activities and institutional effectiveness activities
o Complete specialist directed activities in relation to area of expertise
o Participate in recruiting activities (i.e. career fairs, recruitment events, etc.)
o Participate in faculty in-service in August and January and any declared professional development days
o Maintain program and personal accreditation/certification/licensure requirements if applicable
o Provide service to the college that may include some of the following activities:
 Sponsor student organizations
 Serve on or chair committees
 Conduct or coordinate teaching consultant activities
 Facilitate workshops
 Teach continuing education or customized industry courses
 Provide routine equipment maintenance
 Initiate and write new program proposals
 Serve on LCTCS Committees

Community Service
o Represent the college in manner, appearance, and behavior that promotes a positive image in college-related outreach activities
o Serve on outside advisory boards/committees
o Apply academic or technical expertise in the local, state or national community.
o Provide service to the community that may include:
 Participation in health fairs
 Participation in charity or community activities
 Participation in community organizations, i.e. United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, 4-H Club, etc.

Student Services
o May sponsor or participate in student activities
o Mandatory attendance of academic ceremonies including Graduation
o Provide effective advisory services to students as assigned
o Attend updates and training sessions concerning student advisory functions
o Generally assist students with advising and career counseling activities related to academic, career and job placement areas (e.g. designated advising schedule per semester, job fairs)
o Follow curriculum guides in scheduling to insure timely completion of a program of studies
o Serve special populations
o Make appropriate referrals of students to college student services
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Research and Professional Development Activities (5 – 15% of Activity, 5 – 10 hrs. wk.)

Developing/Maintaining Professional Relationships
o Participate in professional development activities and enhance effectiveness, particularly with respect to teaching and student learning at South Louisiana Community College. (e.g. Professional presentations, develop and maintain professional and collegiate relationships, Membership in professional organizations)
o Serve on a Board or in an Office of a professional association
o Serve on an external institutional or program accreditation team
o Participate in industry visits
o Demonstrate leadership role on a SLCC or LCTCS Committee, Faculty Council, etc.

Continuing Education
o Pursue or acquire advanced degrees, certifications, etc.
o Maintain continuing education associated with licensing and/or regulatory grant proposals
o Participate in a Leadership Academy

Publishing/Writing Activities
o Publish/review professional books/articles
o Write/review grant proposals
o Present a paper or facilitate a workshop at a professional conference
o Demonstrate communications on professional matters

Research Activities
o Faculty may be required, as part of professional development, to participate in grant and pilot activities

Qualifications Desired

Teaching experience in secondary or post-secondary education is preferred.

NCCER Craft Instructor Certification.

AWS certified as Certified Welding Educator Program (CWE).

Experience Required

A Bachelor’s degree with at least three (3) years of directly-related occupational experience and skill in the field to be taught,
An Associate’s Degree and four (4) years of occupational experience and skill in the field to be taught,
A relevant Certificate and five (5) years of occupational experience and skill in the field to be taught,
Seven (7) years work experience in the teaching field to be taught in addition to a relevant current professional certification and or licensure in the field to be taught. Applicant must also have the appropriate educational qualifications, as determined by the programmatic accreditation.
Completion of education – Teaching and Learning in the Community College within two years of first date of hire.

Type of Position Instruction
Department Business, IT and Professional Studies
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
Status 9/10 Months
Degree Required Non Required
Degree Preferred Associate
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Estimated Hours per Week 40

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 13-00390
Open Date 06/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

This vacancy is located on the T.H. Harris campus in Opelousas.

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Do you meet at least one of the following criteria: Bachelors degree with 3 years of experience Associate degree with 4 years of experience Certificate with 5 years of experience No degree with 7 years of experience
    • Yes
    • No

Requested Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. List of References
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Teaching Philosophy
  7. Writing Samples
  8. Other Documents