Welding Faculty/Program Coordinator

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Welding Faculty/Program Coordinator

Anticipated Closing Date: This position will stay open at the discretion of the department.

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

· Resume

· Unofficial Transcripts

· Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

· Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

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Position Summary: Faculty Member/Program Coordinator - salary commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Associate of Applied Science-level Welding classes and laboratories, create instructional materials and laboratory experiences, update curriculum as necessary to remain current with the industry, promote the Welding program through local, regional and national engagement, participate in program assessment activities related to accreditation, certification and grant parameters, maintain an advisory board, develop/maintain industry connections, and other activities to assure success of the Welding program. The successful candidate will also perform duties to include student advising, committee participation, community service and other departmental activities. This position requires experience in all areas of welding and to perform all tasks related to the welding industry. Tasks include the following: shop-safety, OSHA and HAZMAT requirements, thermal cutting, soldering and brazing, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW in all positions, pipe welding in all positions, blueprint reading, pattern and layout procedures, fabrication, using a variety of different types of metals, and utilization of related shop equipment. The successful candidate must possess teaching skills and be able to teach all mentioned disciplines, as well as be able to perform the responsibilities of program coordination that would further include: curriculum development and evaluation, program development and evaluation, technical writing, recruitment, student advising, transcript and work experience evaluation, student registration, advisory board engagement, evaluation and preparation of articulation agreements and prior learning assessments. The successful candidate will perform repairs and periodic maintenance of equipment assigned to the Welding program.

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 300820

Type of Appointment: Tenure/Tenure Track

FLSA Status: Exempt

Employment Category: Faculty

Department: Engineering & Media Technologies

Location of Position: The Welding Technology program is located at the Strawberry Plains Campus of Pellissippi State Community College. Travel within our two-county service area may be required. Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, summer and/or off campus classes.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

50% A. Provide instruction and training in Welding Technology covering several welding processes. Instruction will cover, but is not limited to, the following welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW Plate and Pipe), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW Plate and Pipe), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW Plate and Pipe), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW Plate and Pipe), Oxy-fuel cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, blueprint reading, mathematics for welding, welding inspection and welding metallurgy. Assignments will include preparation for AWS certification.

20% B. Serve as Program Coordinator and work with other faculty, staff, and local industries and organizations to continually refine and improve the Welding program. Such duties to be performed include: involvement in writing grant proposals related to program goals and objectives as well as participate in grant activities; developing new course materials or courses as required to maintain program currency in emerging technologies in the field of Welding and the development of course work associated with it; completing assessment requirements relative to the program; engaging members of an active advisory board; evaluating and preparing articulation agreements and prior learning assessments.

10% C. Advise students. Serve on internal and external committees for the College and the community at large. Work with Business and Community Services department to develop workforce solutions within the area of welding.

10% D. Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies and processes relative to welding classes.

5% E. Share responsibility for day-to-day operation and routine upkeep of classrooms, labs, and equipment

5% F. Recruitment of new students. Along with other duties as assigned

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Required Qualifications:

· Associates degree in Welding, Metals Science (Metallurgy, Composite Science, etc.), or Welding Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, or Industrial Technology or related field from a regionally accredited college or university with minimum of five (5) years full-time work experience in various welding processes OR Bachelor's degree in Welding, Metals Science (Metallurgy, Composite Science, etc.), or Welding Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, or Industrial Technology or related field from a regionally accredited college or university and three (3) years full-time work experience in various welding processes.

· Teaching experience at secondary or post-secondary level or experience as a trainer specifically in welding applications.

· Be a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), AWS certified or have a nationally recognized certification in Welding, or have the ability to get certified within 1 year of employment.

· Have experience in the following processes: GTAW and GMAW-steel, stainless steel and aluminum, SMAW and FCAW-steel .

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.

Critical Skills/Expertise/Experience:

Broad, current industry knowledge and practical applied experience in the field of Welding are required along with the ability to translate those knowledge and skill sets into a meaningful learning experience in a classroom or laboratory setting. A willingness to participate as a team member to realize the overall goals of the Welding Program and the grant with which the Welding program is being supported, as well as to prepare students for the workplace and lifelong learning opportunities. A strong desire to work with students and to help them achieve success is required.


Welding equipment to include that required for executing Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW Plate and Pipe), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW Plate and Pipe), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW Plate and Pipe), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW Plate and Pipe). In addition, to actual welding equipment, welding simulators will be used.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at humanresources@pstcc.edu .

A summary of our benefits can be found at http://www.pstcc.edu/hr/benefits

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.


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