Adjunct-Welding Instructor

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Work type: Faculty - Part Time
Location: Jennings, LA
Categories: Welding

College: SOWELA

Department: Academic Affairs

Sub department: School of Transportation & Applied Technology

Type of Appointment: Unclassified - Adjunct

Duties and Responsibilities: • Teaches assigned welding technology courses, and associated labs in accordance with the college’s workload policy.
• Maintains written instructional standards.
• Facilitates instruction in accordance with instructional standards using alternative delivery methods as needed.
• Posts and maintains office hours in accordance with policy.
• Maintains familiarity and adherence to school policy.
• Participates in the assessment and development of student learning outcomes.
• Establishes, maintains, and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner.
• Assists in the preparation of course proposals, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools.
• Reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories, and course procedure sheets for welding technology courses.
• Assists with curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs.
• Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures such as and in accordance with AWS and ASME welding codes and standards.
• Implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful welding technology program.
• Integrates knowledge of customers, competitors, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve program quality.
• Works as part of an instructional team by participating in welding technology course scheduling, department, division, and college meetings.
• Serves on college committees as assigned.
• Works to maintain the integrity of department curriculum.
• Maintains partnerships with local area employers to assist in arranging field experiences for program students.
• Collaborates with college community and area high schools in support of welding technology events and competitions.
• Assists in recruiting students and supporters to the program.
• Participates in job fairs, recruiting events, and other special events related to the welding technology program.
• Maintains equipment and supply inventory.
• Act as advisers to student organizations.
• Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
• Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and career planning.
• Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
• Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Required Education: • Welding Technical Diploma.
• Welder with 5 years of industry experience will be considered in lieu of the Technical Diploma.

Required Experience: • 3 years of related industry experience is preferred.
• Pass an on-site welding test administered by the welding program coordinator.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Demonstrated proficiency in performing SMAW 6G pipe and GMAW/FCAW/GTAW 6G pipe welds and demonstrate the ability to teach this information to students using current pedological practices.
• Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment with both small and large groups.
• Ability to work with a diverse, non-traditional, and traditionally underserved population.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Working knowledge of a student information system and/or knowledge of microcomputer/software applications.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and written, at all levels.
• Proven ability to present a positive image for the college, maintain professional demeanor, provide effective customer service, and made good decisions.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete job tasks.
• Skilled at planning, organizing, and prioritizing job duties to meet deadlines.
• Maintaining interpersonal professional working relationships at all levels–students, peers, and Executives.
• Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment and networked personal computers.
• Proficiency in or ability to become proficient in a variety of software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office.
• Frequent (50% or more) sitting, standing, and walking.
• Lift and move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.
• Work daily shifts Monday through Friday with occasional weekends and after hours as required.
• Travel as required as well as work at different campuses or locations as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Required Licenses or Certifications: 

Preferred Education: 

Preferred Experience: • 3 years of leadership experience or military equivalent.
• 3 years of teaching experience or military equivalent.

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Benefits: As a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, SOWELA has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, term life, disability, accident, vision, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), holidays (14 per year, typically includes longer break at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits and Employee Assistance Program. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment. SOWELA is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. SOWELA is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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