Construction Electrician Faculty

Northwest Technical College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday, June 16th, so applications should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.


APPOINTMENT DATE:  August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)

JOB TYPE:  Unlimited Full-time

CREDENTIAL FIELD:  Electrician (Credential Code 500175)



NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE (NTC) invites qualified applicants to join our team as a full-time Construction Electrician faculty member, also known as CONE faculty.  To accomplish our mission of “preparing students for rewarding careers”, we prioritize creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated.  NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.  NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. 


The NTC Electrical Construction program offers an Electrical Construction & Maintenance Diploma or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, and NTC has an amazing overall placement rate of 100%!  In this program, students learn to build, install, maintain and repair electrical systems that provide heat, light and/or power to residential, commercial and industrial structures. Some students will also venture into green energy technologies and sustainable residential electricity, so they’re prepared to work in emerging energy careers. 

Responsibilities of CONE faculty members include:

  • Teaching assigned Electrical and related program/courses in accordance with established curriculum and course outlines.
  • Performing technical work within the college setting, assisting learners, and advising students within the program.
  • Participating in college governance, committees and task forces.
  • Maintaining necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submits records according to published guidelines.
  • Participating in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policy.
  • Contributing to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the College and community, and other associated faculty duties.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Education Requirement
    • Two-year diploma in an electrician program or completion of a registered electrician apprenticeship program.
  • Occupational Experience Requirement
    • Four full-time (or equivalent) years of verified related paid work experience as a licensed electrician in residential and commercial.
  • Recency Requirement
    • One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full-time (or equivalent) post-secondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.
  • Professional Requirement
    • State of Minnesota Class A Journeyman Electrician License


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Strong working knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, an interest in, or experience with, diverse cultures and



Apply online:




Monty Johnson, Dean of Skilled Trades, Business & Industry

218-333-6611 or


If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at




Northwest Technical College is in Bemidji Minnesota in Northern Minnesota. The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation, health care, and the arts. Bemidji State University, a partner institution, and Northwest Technical College welcome 6,000 students annually. Northwest Tech offers hands on learning in Business, Health Care, Manufacturing, Transportation, and General Education. As a partner in Distance Minnesota, the College is engaged in innovative distance education with most its programs offered online in addition to on campus. Northwest Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnState)  To learn more about the student-centered environment at Northwest Technical College, visit:



In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.


Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students have an opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive along Lake Bemidji.


Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Northwest Technical College is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.


The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.


For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of town — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.


Review a "special report on how this former lumber town has rebuilt itself as a high-speed, regional center of enterprise" at Bemidji 2.0