Welding Fabrication Technical Instructor

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for a Welding Fabrication Technical Instructor to begin immediately. This is a 10-month, full-time benefit-eligible position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience or 4000 hours as a welder; this may include related military experience or paid experience in a relevant business/industry.
  • Industry-recognized certification or licenses relevant to the welding field.
  • The Welding Fabrication instructor must be competent in using a plasma table.

Preferred Qualifications:

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


  • Teaching: Duties include developing 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, and Workplace Skills.
  • Service : Instructors are expected to participate in college-wide staff development days and in-service instructor 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 contacts and the community, and submit budgeting and purchase recommendations.
  • Professional Development: Maintain or advance training in industry-recognized certifications; seek opportunities for professional development 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) at Washburn University.
  • 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 other ceremonial events as pertains to the program. Instructors are expected to meet satisfactory performance standards in all areas of responsibility and carry out those responsibilities accordingly.
  • In addition to these essential functions, technical instructors must adhere to college and University policies and perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Application Procedures

Application review is immediate and will 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 facultytalent@washburn.edu . Please indicate “Welding Fabrication Technical Instructor” in the subject line. 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 Washburn's 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 University's 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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