Faculty, Wood Science Instructor
Position DescriptionNorthcentral Technical College (NTC) is seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, professional full-time faculty member to teach in it’s Associate Degree Wood Science Program. This unique two year program is taught out of NTC’s beautiful one-of-a-kind 27,000 square foot Wood Technology Center of Excellence. Click to view our Wood Technology Instructor Recruitment video. This bright and modern facility houses state of the art equipment, used for both the Associate Degree program, as well as several certificates and Continuing Education classes. Due to the unique learning environment, businesses send students from around the country to NTC for this exceptional training. Located in Antigo, Wisconsin, the area offers many lakes and expansive forested areas featuring numerous outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, and biking. With a population of around 7,700, the city of Antigo has a small town feel, yet is large enough to meet your daily needs with multiple dining and retail businesses, and it is only 40 minutes from Wausau. The successful candidate will teach the current and next generation of highly skilled workers in the secondary woods manufacturing industry, with an emphasis in the hardwood segment. The individual should be comfortable teaching a diverse set of Program course topics within this department, in a variety of formats, and using multiple forms of technology for instruction. The successful candidate will also work with businesses and organizations from around the country, and be the primary point of contact for the Program.
PLEASE NOTE: Industry professionals are encouraged to apply, our Academic Excellence team will assist you with the teaching skills you will need to be a success! Apply for this exciting opportunity at your earliest convenience. Although there is a posting deadline, all application submissions will be reviewed as they are received, and NTC will reach out to candidates selected for interviews prior to the position close date.
NTC is a customer-focused, accessible provider of innovative life-long learning. The College seeks team-oriented, student-focused individuals who have a deep value of education to facilitate learning. NTC staff serves in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, core values, and operating principles, and Board of Trustee’s Executive Limitations and Productivity and Quality Measures. As a member of a learning team, faculty report to a designated dean and participate in program, school, interschool, and College-wide team activities. Faculty provide instruction, expertise, and leadership within their program and content area. Faculty are expected to remain current in their area of expertise and in the field of education through professional growth and continuous learning activities. Faculty contribute to the College community as exemplified by committee involvement, participation in leadership activities, academic advisement of students, and sponsorship of student activities. Faculty members are also encouraged to be involved in the NTC College through various service opportunities in community organizations or through other community activities.Duties & ResponsibilitiesNTC Faculty will serve their learners and the College in the following ways:
While the ideal candidate will have experience running many of the pieces of equipment included in the Program, as well as experience in many of the course topics listed below, training and professional development would be available to ensure a solid understanding of all aspects of the Program.
- CNC Router
- CNC Moulder
- Optimizing Ripsaws
- Dry Kiln
- Vacuum Kiln
- Wood-Mizer Portable Saw Mill
- Strength Properties Tester
- Wood Manufacturing Processes
- Wood Science and Technology
- Hardwood Grading
- Fundamentals of Furniture Making
- Wood Adhesives Application
- Wood Drying Science
- Wood Industry Global Markets
- Sustainable Biomass and Energy
- Design Innovation in Wood Products
- Must have a minimum of two years (4,000 hours) full-time or equivalent demonstrated relevant wood industry occupational experience, one of which must be within the last five years.
- Bachelor’s degree in Wood Science and Technology or related field, or an Associate’s degree with the agreement to obtain a Bachelor’s degree upon hire.
- Willing/able to meet Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, accreditation standards, and/or licensing standards where applicable.
- Experience in teaching and working with diverse populations preferred.
The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this position. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Physical Demands
6 to 8 hours: Performing repetitive movements, grasping and working indoors 4 to 5 hours: Standing and walking
1 to 3 hours: Balancing, bending, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, twisting and working in temperature extremes
Less than 1 hour: Climbing, crawling, working at heights and working outdoors
Lifting and Carrying:
Less than 10 pounds: 10-15 repetition(s) per hour 10 to 20 pounds: 10-15 repetition(s) per hour
20-50 pounds: 1-10 repetition(s) per hour
50-100 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour
Additional Physical Requirements:
Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.
Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.
Required Employee Program Safety Training:
Bloodborne Pathogen, emergency action plan, emergency eye wash, emergency procedures, ergonomics (office/workplace), hazardous waste, medical waste and slips, trips & falls.