Adjunct Faculty_Applied Sciences

Arkansas State University - Newport
Newport, AR

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Arkansas State University-Newport invites applications for Adjunct Faculty in the areas of Applied Sciences:

  • Commercial Driver Training
  • Welding
  • Hospitality
  • Cosmetology

Part-Time Commercial Driver Training Instructor

This is a twelve-month position. Night and weekend work is periodically required. The Driver Training Instructor prepares students for the commercial driver’s license (CDL) test, maintains student records, organizes classroom materials, and maintains equipment.

This position provides the necessary instruction to prepare students to obtain their commercial driver’s license (CDL) and supports client training for business and industry. The successful candidate will provide Commer- cial Driver Training to students enrolled in High Voltage Linemen Technology, Diesel Repair Technology, and CDL Driver Training Program.

Pay will be based on experience, earn up to $21.00 per hour.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, Associate Degree is preferred. More than 5 years over the road commercial driving experience. Must hold a current Class A Commercial Driver’s License and demonstrate an understanding of operator level truck maintenance, trip/route planning, and DOT safe driving regulations. Previous experience in a driver mentor/training program is preferred.

Part-Time Instructor of Welding


Technical Instructors working for ASUN should be qualified in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Associate degree or appropriate industry certification(s)
  • Welding Knowledge/Ability
  • Journey Level experience in the welding field (minimum of 3 years).
  • Experience with SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes.
  • Experience with Plasma arc and Oxy Fuel cutting processes.
  • Hold certification or show ability to pass AWS and NCCER welder qualification testing.
  • Computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to operation of new software including the ASUN Learning Management System.
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through email.
  • Quickly adapt to needs of the students.
  • Ability to maintain control of a classroom.
  • Effective problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills.

Working conditions

The Welding Instructor will utilize nationally recognized curriculum in the classroom and lab environments to prepare students to meet educational and career goals.

Physical requirements

The nature of teaching a technical program require the following physical requirements:

  • Long periods of standing on concrete and tile floors.
  • Lifting of heavy materials.
  • Tolerance to extreme heat
  • Visual acuity to inspect welds with or without corrective lenses.



ASU-Newport will be the driving force that revitalizes the Delta and restores the American Dream in the communities we serve. 

ASUN Photo1Mission

ASU-Newport provides an accessible, affordable, quality education that transforms the lives of our students, enriches our communities and strengthens the regional economy. 


Community | Diversity | Innovation | Integrity | Student-Centeredness | Trust

Where you're going depends on where you've been. 

Over the years, ASU-Newport has grown from one campus to three and now boasts enrollment exceeding 2,000 students. The milestones of our past have made us the institution we are today.  

1976 - Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) founded as White River Vocational Technical School.

1992 - ASUN merged with Arkansas State University-Beebe to become ASU Beebe/Newport. 

2000 - Arkansas Board of Higher Education approved ASUN to be its own, stand-alone campus.

2001 - ASUN hired its first Chancellor, Dr. Larry Williams.

2002 - Gift received from Arkansas Steel and Associates of $250,000 to endow cultural programs.

2002 - ASUN received initial national accreditation by Higher Learning Commission. 

2002 - Jackson County residents voted to support ASUN through local sales taxASUN Photo3

2003 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 1,000 students.

2004 - Gift received from Walton Family Foundation in the amount of $1 million, in honor of Lindley and Kaneaster Hodges Jr.

2004 - Ground broke on a Student Community Center.

2004 - The high voltage lineman technology program was created from a partnership between ASUN and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.

2005 - Named by Community College Week magazine as one of the top ten fastest-growing public two-year colleges.

2006 - Ten-year accreditation granted by Higher Learning Commission of North Central Accreditation.

2006 - First fully online degree program offered - Associate of Arts in Business.

2007 - ASUN assumed operational oversight for the technical centers in both Jonesboro and Marked Tree.

2009 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 2,000 students.

2012 - ASUN hosts "First Decade Celebration" in Newport, Marked Tree and Jonesboro. 

2012 - ASUN student receives first and only Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) granted to a community college student.ASUN Photo4

2012 - $1 million gift received from Fowler Family in support of Hospitality Services program.

2013 - Dr. Sandra Massey named ASUN's second Chancellor.

2014 - ASUN becomes fifth largest community college in Arkansas in headcount enrollment.

2015 - 2500 STRONG - In Fall 2015 beat it's all-time enrollment record with 2,533 students. 

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