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Welding Instructor

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

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Welding Instructor

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $77,602.60 - $88,461.24 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2023-1021 WELD

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Welding Instructor at the Walla Walla campus. This is a 212-day (four quarters) tenure-track faculty contract beginning Fall 2023.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

WWCC Faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality education for all WWCC students. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning. Similar to on-the job training, people in the field do every day. This position will be responsible for teaching Welding classes at the Walla Walla Campus.

Teaching and Related Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction in assigned welding classes to include: Oxyacetylene welding & cutting, shielded metal arc welding, all position; 6010, 7018 electrode, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding.
    • Provide instruction in blue print reading, fabrication, layout.
    • Provide instruction in stainless steel and aluminum welding procedures using GMAW and GTAW.
  • Foster and promote a safe working environment, while encouraging safe and professional work ethics and practices.
  • Incorporate current relevant technology into the welding curriculum.
  • Participate in curriculum revision, program management, and research related activities.
  • Interview and screen prospective students into the program.
  • Maintain competency assessment records and student progress accountability measures as specified by American Welding Society (AWS) standards.
  • Implementation of American Welding Society (AWS), Washington Association of Building Occupations (WABO) program/curriculum certification.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress
  • Ensure that classrooms, shop and equipment are maintained and in operational condition;
  • Maintain positive working relationships with local prospective employers.
  • Participate in regular advisory meetings.

  • Competencies
    Instructional Competencies

    There are six essential instructional competency areas that are valued for all teaching faculty at WWCC. These essential instructional competencies focus on student success, equity, and teaching.

    1. Student Success Teaching Strategies - Implement and practice diverse teaching and learning strategies understanding that students come with different educational preparedness.
    2. Outcomes-Based Design - Design curriculum, assignments, and projects that align with course and college-wide learning outcomes.
    3. Assessment - Develop student knowledge and mastery through consistent, timely formative and summative assessment.
    4. Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Inclusivity - Design learning opportunities that recognize student diversity as well as foster a learning environment of inclusion and understanding.
    5. Digital and Information Literacy - Ensure students have technological and digital literacy skills needed for success at university level academic institutions or professional-technical work occupations.
    6. Commitment to Professional Development and College Life - Engage in continuous professional growth as well as participate in activities that promote the Walla Walla Community College's community and mission.

    Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of recent, paid, relevant journey-level work experience as a professional welder or three years beyond a degree or certification in welding.
  • Experience in supervising support staff, technicians or student workers.

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • ASME, AWS or WABO welding certification.
  • Current AWS CWI, or the ability to earn within the first year of employment.
  • Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in welding and/or baccalaureate degree in Industrial Arts.
  • Experience coordinating activities with other employees, supervisors, contractors and/or faculty members in related disciplines.
  • Experience as an instructional trainer/teacher at the secondary or post-secondary level, industrial, union, and/or workplace setting.
  • Experience in fabrication equipment including but not limited to the operation of CNC press brake, shear, CNC plasma, or CNC tube bending.
  • Experience in drafting, blueprinting or design.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Conditions/Terms of Employment
    This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Faculty terms and conditions of employment are negotiated with their exclusive bargaining representative, the Association for Higher Education. A complete copy of the agreement can be found on the WWCC Employment Page.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The College is a tobacco-free campus.


    The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Salary is dependent on the number of days of the contract and the candidate's placement on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement is generally $77,602.60 - $88,461.24 standard 212-day contract, dependent on qualifications (additional compensation for doctorate degree). The College has a comprehensive faculty benefit program including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; and retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). The college also supports faculty professional development. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

    Required Application Materials
    This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by June 18, 2023. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application
  • Cover letter
    • In the cover letter, please address how your unique qualifications and teaching philosophy will contribute towards student success at a rural community college.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to three (3) supplemental questions
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran's preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 - TDD (509) 527-4412.

    To apply, please visit


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