Faculty - Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Southwestern Michigan College
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Faculty - Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Posting Number: 20110397-1
Job Category: Faculty

Job Description Summary:
The CTE instructor will teach courses in the Welding, Construction, Robotics, and/or Automotive programs dependent upon their area(s) of expertise. The instructor is also responsible for providing OSHA safety trainings to students in all CTE areas including, but not limited to, Automotive, Construction, Health, Robotics, and Welding. This position is funded annually through the federal Carl D. Perkins Grant and is facilitated according to law under the state of Michigan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the lead faculty for OSHA Safety Training; bearing responsibility for the design, content, implementation, assessment, and offerings in the area
  • Teaches basic courses in the trades' programs
  • Facilitates high quality instruction through the delivery of course content and materials
  • Maintains rigor and relevancy of the content and assures compliance/alignment with various partners and stake holders
  • Utilizes active and collaborative learning strategies and a variety of other pedagogies to engage learners
  • Recommends curricular changes
  • Maintains standing in the subject matter by remaining current and connected to the industry/field/employers
  • Provides support for the advisory boards and participates in annual advisory board meetings
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to every student's success
  • Utilizes student-centered learning practices
  • Advises and mentors students
  • Mentors part time faculty
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to diversity and treats others fairly, with courtesy, and respect
  • Serves as a contributing member to the School of Business and Advanced Technology
  • Participates in recruiting, retaining, developing, and graduating students
  • Serves each semester in at least two of the following: college committee member, club advisor or co-advisor, program lead/outcomes coordinator, and/or course lead/outcomes coordinator for a multi-section course
  • Participates in institutional training required of all full-time employees at the College and maintains applicable professional certifications
  • Adheres to institutional policies and procedures and recommends changes where needed
  • Brings credit to Southwestern Michigan College through demonstrating the highest level of professionalism
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
  • Journeymen card, licensure, certification, or Associates Degree in Welding, Automotive, Construction, or Robotics

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or highe
  • Teaching experience
  • Field experience in one or more of the industries
  • OSHA 30 certification

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, visit https://swmich.peopleadmin.com/postings/3473

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Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.


A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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