Full-Time Welding Instructor

Dowagiac, MI
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking a Full-Time Welding Instructor.

The welding full-time faculty member will teach welding classes at the Niles Campus. Their primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

• Prepare and provide all lecture, laboratory and clinical instruction according to the required curriculum
• Follow current course outlines, objectives, and evaluation mechanisms for the program
• Maintain a lesson plan of daily instructional events
• Monitor student attendance and retention and document
• Grading assignments, returning graded assignments to students, and assigning final grades for all students in a timely manner
• Provide educational assistance to students during regularly scheduled times (i.e., office hours) or by appointment
• Advise students as it relates to school policies, satisfactory performance, etc.
• Maintain communication with the Dean or Chair
• Submit in writing current textbook, supply, and equipment needs to the Dean or Chair
• Monitor & maintain all equipment and supply inventory in locked facilities
• Secure consumable supplies as well as educational materials from administrative office when needed
• Maintain professional appearance at all times
• Communicate with Dean on all issues related to students
• Maintain professional expertise (faculty development) to meet accreditation standards by attending educational seminars in professional field, reading current literature, attending online courses, etc.
• Attend all scheduled mandatory meetings set by the cooperate office
• Serve on committees (e.g., curriculum development, retention, etc.) as assigned based upon expertise or campus needs
• Perform other duties as required

Required Qualifications
• Associate degree in welding and appropriate welding Certifications such as the Certified Welding Educator (CWE) or Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).
• Two years of experience in the welding field.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
• Computer experience

Other Information
All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Knowledge Of:
• Computers.
• How to instruct a classroom of 40 or more students.
• Assisting in multiple classroom activities.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Interest in students and education.
• Emotional ability and maturity.

• Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard as well as seeing to read and review materials for accuracy.
• Hearing and speaking in order to exchange information with students, staff and public.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Position Information

Posting Number 110

Job Category Faculty

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Maximum Requests 3

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Michigan Center for Nursing
    • Indiana Career Connect
    • SouthwestMichiganJobs.com
    • Employee Referral
    • SMC Website
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    • Indeed/SimplyHired
    • SMC Job Alert Email
    • HigherEdJobs
  2. * Do you have at least an earned Associates degree or equivalent college credit?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter