Instructor, Welding Technology

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 1, 2021
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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 
 
Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach welding courses designed for career technical programs while caring for and maintaining the welding facilities. Faculty will also be responsible for advising students and collaborating with industry partners to ensure relevancy of the curriculum.
Duties/Functions
Teaching 
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
• developing learner centered lesson plans 
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
• updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency 
• developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission 
• participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate 
• developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate 
 
Professional Development 
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies 
 
Administration 
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle) 
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations 
 
Student Support 
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
• conducting recruiting activities 
• providing academic advising 
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
• assisting students with the registration and graduation process 
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
 
College Service 
Support college-wide endeavors to include: 
• collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success 
• serving on department, division and college committees 
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives 
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC 
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation) 
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs 
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required 
 
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 
 
Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Maintain student records. 
• Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
-Diploma in Welding Technology from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution or the equivalent with the ability to attain an Associate’s Degree within 2 years of employment. 
-Current American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector Certification or the qualifications/experience to attain it within one year of hire
Education Preferred
-Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution 
-Current welding certifications in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) applied to plate and pipe
Experience Required
-3 years of relevant industry experience as a welder 
-Experience with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW
applied to plate and pipe 
-Experience with oxy fuel cutting and other thermal cutting processes 
-Teaching experience or industry training experience
Experience Preferred
-More than 3 years of relevant industry experience as a welder 
-Postsecondary teaching experience 
-Experience with the operation of robotic welding equipment 
-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes 
-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed): 
1. Reporting Requirements 
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
6. elearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
Physical Demands
1. May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses 
2. Teaching schedule may change semester to semester 
3. Includes creating an atmosphere safe for learning and being an ambassador for the welding program and GTCC as a whole. 
 
Other: 
1. Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.
Posting Type Faculty