Walla Walla Community College
$77,602.60 - $88,461.24 Annually
Walla Walla, WA
WORKFORCE TRANSFER & TRADES
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
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a
full-time, tenure-track Welding Instructor
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,
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
. This position will be responsible for teaching
Welding classes at the Walla Walla Campus.
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
Foster and promote a safe working environment, while
encouraging safe and professional work ethics and practices.
Incorporate current relevant technology into the welding
Participate in curriculum revision, program management, and
research related activities.
Interview and screen prospective students into the
Maintain competency assessment records and student progress
accountability measures as specified by American Welding Society
Implementation of American Welding Society (AWS), Washington
Association of Building Occupations (WABO) program/curriculum
Monitor and evaluate student progress
Ensure that classrooms, shop and equipment are maintained and
in operational condition;
Maintain positive working relationships with local prospective
Participate in regular advisory meetings.
- Provide instruction in blue print reading, fabrication,
- Provide instruction in stainless steel and aluminum welding
procedures using GMAW and GTAW.
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
1. Student Success Teaching Strategies
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
- Develop student knowledge and
mastery through consistent, timely formative and summative
4. Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Inclusivity
Design learning opportunities that recognize student diversity as
well as foster a learning environment of inclusion and
5. Digital and Information Literacy
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
- Engage in continuous professional growth as well as
participate in activities that promote the Walla Walla Community
College's community and mission.
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
ASME, AWS or WABO welding certification.
Current AWS CWI, or the ability to earn within the first year
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
Experience as an instructional trainer/teacher at the secondary
or post-secondary level, industrial, union, and/or workplace
Experience in fabrication equipment including but not limited
to the operation of CNC press brake, shear, CNC plasma, or CNC tube
Experience in drafting, blueprinting or design.
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
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
Online NEOGOV application
Names and contact information for three professional
Answers to three (3) supplemental questions
Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official
transcripts are required prior to an official start date.
- In the cover letter, please address how your unique
qualifications and teaching philosophy will contribute towards
student success at a rural community college.
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
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4059793/welding-instructor