Instructor, Welding Fabrication Technology
Internal Position Title:
Instructor, Welding Fabrication
The Instructor, Welding Fabrication Technology will be involved in
the instruction of first and second year college level courses in
geography to a diverse student body during daytime, evening, and
Saturday classes at our main campus, extension sites and local
business and industry sites. Instructor will develop, prepare, and
revise instructional materials in geography as well as participate
in program evaluation and curriculum planning and development.
Instructor will participate in department, division, and general
faculty meetings, serve on division and college committees, and
participate in other forms of college service. Instructors are
required to maintain an active program of professional development
related to institutional objectives.
College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college
committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment
and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in
northeastern Illinois. The college is implementing transformative
change through an ambitious and aspirational body of work outlined
in its 2024 Strategic Plan to become an organization where every
student succeeds and every employee thrives, while supporting every
business to achieve and every community to grow. As the community's
open access higher education organization, CLC aims to be the
leader in providing innovative education and workforce solutions.
The Faculty Success Framework
fundamental elements of a faculty member's career at CLC. Its
purpose is to support a culture of continual faculty development
and to provide full but flexible paths for faculty to both
consistently contribute to student success efforts and cultivate
professional fulfillment. Our Guiding Principles for
Teaching and Learning Excellence (CLC CARES)
qualities we expect CLC faculty will exemplify in their
professional and pedagogical engagement with students.
College of Lake County is committed to a diverse workforce that
represents our student body. Our search process is designed to
promote increasing the diversity of our full-time faculty. Search
committee members are committed to diversity and this serves as the
basis of a successful search at CLC.
Associate’s degree with American Welding Society (AWS)
certification and at least 4,000 hours of work related
OR an A.A.S. in Welding, American Welding Society (AWS) Welding
Certification and 2,000 or more hours of experience in the Welding
OR a High School diploma, AWS welding certification and 10,000 or
more hours of Welding experience.
Commitment to the community college mission and to working with
diverse student populations.
Proven commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated participation in the life and work of a college
Ability to work effectively and constructively with individuals and
teams from diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities;
demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, faculty, and staff, including those
with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ability to plan and prioritize work requirements and demonstrate
independent decision-making capabilities. Ability to work in a
highly collaborative environment and multi-task.
Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of students,
staff and external customers. Excellent oral and written
communication skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact,
persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
Solid analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent
Competency in technologies commonly used in college-level
instruction. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, learning
management system, and other technology to access data, maintain
records, generate reports and communicate with others.
Training or teaching experience in the welding area.
American Welding Society (AWS) certification as a Certified Welding
Educator (CWE) and/or certified welding instructor (CWI).
Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: GTAW,
GMAW, SMAW, Oxyfuel Gas cutting, Plasma arc cutting, fabrication
and welding inspection and testing.
Bachelor’s degree in Technology or Technology Education and four
(4) years of manufacturing or industrial technology teaching
experience and 2,000 hours of work related experience.
Community College teaching experience.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Expected Start Date:
Special Instructions Summary:
Application review will begin
immediately. This position may remain open until filled.Applicants
selected for an interview will be required to submit a minimum of
two (2) letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio.This is
a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Salary placement is
commensurate with education and experience. The minimum 2022-2023
academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary range has
not been determined. Optional contract for the summer session
offers potential for significantly greater earnings.The minimum
2021 - 2022 academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary
range was $60,913 with a master’s degree to $77,349 with a
doctorate in the subject field.Faculty may be assigned to any of
the three CLC campuses; Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake. New
faculty hires are required to attend orientation the week prior to
the start date of August 14, 2023.Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts
issued outside the United States require a course-by-course
analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript
evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an
accredited institution within the USA.
Per faculty contract.
Total Hours Per Week:
Fifteen (15) load hours and ten (10)
Varies according to course schedule. Ability to teach days, evening
and weekends as determined by the needs of the program in any given
semester. Ability to teach at all campus locations as needed
(Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake). All welding classes are
currently held at the ATC, onboarding and/or meetings will be at
the Grayslake Campus.
Software Testing Required:
Interview Process Requirements:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has
a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad
spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with
Summary of Essential Functions:
Faculty members are expected to:
1) Selects, prepares and maintains current curriculum, course
outlines and printed and non-printed instructional materials.
Revises and updates course content as needed.
2) Provides the students and the Division a syllabus that clearly
states course objectives and learning outcomes, attendance policies
in line with those of the college, texts and readings, timelines
and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by
College, Division, or department.
3) Meets all classes at assigned times. If unable to meet an
assigned class, reports absence to supervisor and division staff in
an appropriate manner.
4) Teaches assigned courses in subject field each academic
semester. Deliver course content using a variety of teaching
5) Provides instructional support to the students. Refers students,
when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the
6) Is available for student consultation through phone, email, or
appropriately established office hours.
7) Evaluates student performance in meeting course objectives and
learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or
examinations. Provides feedback to students in a timely manner on
8) Maintains accurate grade records as required by the College.
Submits all attendance and grade records electronically prior to
the required deadlines. Is able to produce appropriate grade
records for supervisor upon request.
9) Assists in the advisement of students.
10) Uses the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve
and document student complaints, concerns and problems.
11) Assists in developing and administering discipline-appropriate
measures of student academic achievement, use departmental testing
instruments as provided. Administers other instruments designed to
measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the
department or division. Provides all results as requested.
12) Encourages students to submit course evaluations, reviews
course evaluations when available and uses feedback to improve
13) Participates, when appropriate, in the formation and meetings
of career program advisory committees, governance groups, College,
division, and department committees.
14) Attends faculty meetings, department meetings, and all other
meetings called by authorized personnel.
15) Attends Development Week activities and Commencement
16) Is ethical in all conduct.
17) Maintains a high level of professionalism.
18) Maintains current in compliance training, including compliance
under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clery Act
Campus Security Authority.
19) Properly and effectively utilizes appropriate technology to
deliver instructional materials, maintain grades, and provide
timely communications with students, etc.
20) Maintains current knowledge of subject matter via professional
development such as professional organization membership,
attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional
21) Provides instruction and conduct classes in accordance with the
philosophy of the College and within the scope of a defined course
22) Follows all institution and regulatory policies, procedures and
standards. Utilize self-appraisal to determine progress in meeting
performance objectives and career goals.
23) Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
College: Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices;
ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability
to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and
following safety regulations relating to job; knowledge of the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Department/Divisional: Knowledge of Instructional policies,
procedures, and practices with the ability to answer work related
questions; and/or interpret and apply these guidelines correctly in
various situations; ability to solve issues and work with diverse
population, work with large crowds; ability to read and interpret
DECISION-MAKING and ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply common
sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written,
oral, and diagram form; ability to interpret policy and establish
methods and procedures for ability to perform all essential
functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations
relating to job; ability to organize and express ideas, directions,
and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain
procedures such as how to perform a task to someone else.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Well-developed public speaking and
presentation skills to effectively present materials to individual
students or groups; well-developed written communication skills;
ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous
manner with a variety of people, including students, employees,
faculty, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively
verbally and written to work with a diverse workforce and student
population to prioritize and delegate projects, exchange ideas,
information and opinions effectively with others to formulate
policies and programs and/or arrive at decisions, conclusions or
solutions; ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and
the public; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations
requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Ability to sit and interact with public (internal/external)
continuously. Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel,
twist, lift (0-50 lbs.), lift (50+ lbs.), carry (0-50 lbs.), carry
(50+ lbs.), push (0-300 lbs) occasionally.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and
mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for
prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel,
reach; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts
of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand
movement and fine coordination including use of a computer
keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None
To apply, visit https://jobs.clcillinois.edu/postings/22789