Welding Fabrication or Welding Fast Track Technical Instructor

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for a Welding Fabrication Technical Instructor and a Welding Fast Track Technical Instructor to begin in January 2021. These are 10-month, full-time benefit-eligible positions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience or 4000 hours as a welder; this may include military experience or paid experience in a relevant business/industry.
  • Industry-recognized certification or licenses relevant to the welding field.
  • Associate degree or willingness to complete the associate degree at Washburn University within five years of start date.
  • The Welding Fabrication instructor must be competent using a plasma table.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.


  • Teaching: Duties include develop curriculum according to course competencies on each course syllabus; prepare for and attend all class meetings; develop assignments for the classroom as well as for the lab/shop; enforce policies for safety and use of personal protective equipment for all individuals in the lab/shop environment; maintain student records about the program (i.e. certification testing and the assessment plan); administer tests; evaluate student work; provide feedback to students; assign grades; share (as appropriate) student information with the Student Services and Dean’s offices; use the University’s Learning Management System (Desire 2 Learn or D2L) to track grades as required; evaluate each course one teaches and one’s performance in teaching.
  • Must be able to teach Print Reading; Welding Safety; Oxy-Fuel Cutting Processes; Oxy-Fuel Welding; SMAW; GMAW; FCAW; GTAW; Workplace Skills.
  • Service : Instructors are expected to participate in college-wide staff development days and instructor in-service meetings; carry out departmental committee assignments; serve on college-wide or University-wide committees as needed; participate actively in program advisory board meetings; foster a positive relationship with industry and the community, and submit recommendations related to budgeting and purchases.
  • Professional Development: Maintain and/or advance training in industry-recognized certifications; seek opportunities for professional development and/or advancement of educational degrees; stay abreast of innovations and developments in the professional field, and take advantage of instructional support programs offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL).
  • All instructors are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect for students, staff, and colleagues. Participate in graduation ceremonies and/or other ceremonial events as pertains to the program. Instructors are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities accordingly.
  • In addition to these essential functions, technical instructors are expected to adhere to college and University policies and to perform additional job-related duties as assigned.

Application Procedures

Application review will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. To apply submit a letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, copies of current credentials, and the names and contact information of three professional references to faculty-hiring@washburn.edu . Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line either “Welding Fabrication Technical Instructor” or “Welding Fast Track Technical Instructor.” The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check before hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburns efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the Universitys commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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