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Assistant Professor, Railroad Welding

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Job no: 495245
Work type: Full-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Position, Department: Assistant Professor, Railroad Welding, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Temporary, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $ 63,570-$ 102,772 *Actual pay depends on qualifications in alignment with the Master Agreement

Pay Grade: 12MBU

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: The National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) is seeking an experienced welding trainer. The NARS welding trainer will teach welding classes (Thermite, Frog, Rail and Switch point, Basic Welding, Elements of Welding, Mechanical, Structural and other welding classes) to BNSF employees and general college student populations. The trainer will participate in railroad update training. Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

• American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector with 7 years welding industry experience
• American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator with 7 years welding industry experience
• Associates degree with 5 years welding industry experience
• Knowledge of safety in the metal fabrication industry
• Ability to teach entry-level welding skills using lecture, demonstration and lab activities

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher with 3 years welding experience
• AWS CWI/CWE certifications
• Two years of teaching welding
• Experience in vocational training of adults

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, cover letter, applicable transcripts and industry certifications.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details - Job duties include but are not limited to:

Teach classes – Teach welding classes at JCCC for BNSF and other railroad employees Performance is acceptable when:

a. Effectively teaches course specific content.

b. Ability to demonstrate course specific laboratory activities.

c. Use the college LMS, CANVAS, to log grades and communicate information with students.

Attendance - Professors expected to be here to teach each class. NOTE: These classes are normally M-F 7:00 -4:00 pm. Performance is acceptable when:

a. Be at the college before class is scheduled to start to prepare for lecture and laboratory activities.

b. Check college email regularly, respond to students and faculty in a timely manner.

Training – Must complete required college training and attend mandatory meetings as scheduled. Performance is acceptable when:

a. Attends Professional Development Days (PDD) each semester.

b. Attends mandatory Technology Division meetings.

c. Completes mandatory online college training before the deadline.

Communication – Must be able to communicate effectively with students and peers. Performance is acceptable when:

a. Communicate with students through college e-mail or CANVAS.

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

Advertised: 03 Mar 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 30 May 2023 Central Daylight Time


Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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