Welding Professor, Full-Time Tenure Track

South Puget Sound Community College
Washington, United States
$65,400.00 - $65,400.00
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


*Priority Review of Applications will take place on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.*


South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks candidates for the 2021-2022 academic year to fill a full-time tenure track position in the Welding Technology program. The projected start date is early in January for the start of Winter Quarter 2022.

*South Puget Sound Community College will be a “fully vaccinated campus” under the state’s higher education guidance.  Proof of fully vaccinated status must be verified before your first day of work.  Exemptions can be requested for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs.  More information can be found here:  https://spscc.edu/covid-19/guidance-employees.*

The Welding Professor position has a total salary of $65,400  This salary includes a base salary of $59,000 for 177 contract days and a High-Demand Stipend of $6,400.  
Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success. Successful candidates will exhibit the following qualities:

  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making. 
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others. 
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. A firm understanding of antiracist policy development coupled with the skills to eliminate barriers that harm underrepresented people is a college requirement. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

We also offer:

  • Free Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond  
  • Gym and recreation facilities
  • FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
  • The Clipper Café specializing in seasonal comfort foods
  • The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
  • Percival Creek running beneath our campus footbridge, providing year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon runs
  • Marked walking paths on nicely paved sidewalks
  • A variety of wellness workshops and events
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that offer an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development. Current Employee Resource Groups include:
    • Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG - an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values.



What You'll Do

Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:

  • Craft contextualized and integrated learning experiences to meet stated student learning outcomes at the course, program and college-level.
  • Create and facilitate authentic integrated learning experiences for students in the areas of Welding Technology so that students can apply their learning to the world of work and further education.
  • Create authentic assessments of students’ knowledge, skills and abilities in Welding Technology, the Welding Program and college abilities.
  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning.
  • Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student success.
  • Advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student’s academic goals. 
  • Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student success.
  • Use a wide range of learning resources, tools and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.
  • Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college.


Qualifications You Possess

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years of journey-level welding experience.
  • Proficiency in all-position welding using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW with carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum as appropriate
  • Ability to obtain (within 6 months of hiring) and maintain American Welding Society Welding Inspector certification.
  • Washington State Professional Technical Vocational Certificate or ability to become vocationally certified, which requires at least two years of applicable industry experience within the last five years.
  • Degree/Certificate or completion of a recognized apprenticeship related to welding.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience successfully instructing adult learners such as industry workers or students.
  • Training and related experience with A.W.S. and A.S.M.E. welding code interpretation.
  • A.W.S. certified welding educator (CWE).
  • Current A. W. S. Welding Inspector certification.
  • Experience administering welder certifications.
  • Experience with budget and inventory tracking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, physical abilities, and levels of preparedness.



To Apply


Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting. 
  • Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications. 
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.
    Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.
    Veterans Preference
    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to neaton2@spscc.edu with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.
    Background Check Condition of Employment
    Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

    Bargaining Unit
    This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603. 

    South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
    South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, ssoto@spscc.edu, Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512;  South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

    Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.  


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