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Aerospace Manufacturing Instructor - Adjunct/Part-Time

WSU Tech
Wichita, KS

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Job Summary

Company: WSU Tech

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Part Time

Required Education: Certification or Vocational

Required Experience: 2 years

Description At WSU Tech, we are dedicated to promoting quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy. Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their goals by providing hands-on experience, state-of-the-art facilities, and individualized support and guidance. We operate in a values-based culture and strive towards our behaviors in everything we do.

Whether you are starting your education journey or are looking to advance your career experiences, WSU Tech has the resources and expertise to help you succeed. Join us and discover the possibilities for your future!

Compensation: $32 /hr
Worksite Location: NCAT Campus

Overview / Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly knowledgeable and experienced aerospace professional to join our educational institution as an Adjunct Aerospace Manufacturing Instructor. As an adjunct faculty member, you will contribute to the development and delivery of a comprehensive curriculum for aerospace manufacturing, providing students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for a successful career in the aerospace industry. This position offers a unique opportunity to share your expertise and passion for aerospace coatings and paint with aspiring professionals.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will vary, but are not limited to:
    Collaborate with the program director and other faculty members to develop and update a comprehensive curriculum for aerospace coatings and paint, ensuring alignment with industry standards and emerging trends.Deliver engaging and effective lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training sessions on various topics related to aerospace coatings and paint, such as surface preparation, coating application techniques, paint selection, corrosion protection, and safety protocols.Organize and supervise laboratory sessions, allowing students to gain practical experience in applying coatings and paints on aerospace components. Provide guidance on proper equipment usage, best practices, and troubleshooting techniques.Develop and administer assessments, exams, and practical evaluations to measure student understanding and progress. Provide constructive feedback to help students improve their skills and knowledge.Engage in continuous professional development activities, such as attending conferences, workshops, and seminars related to aerospace coatings and paint. Stay updated with instructional methodologies and educational technologies.
    Associates Degree or Technical Certificate in Aerospace Manufacturing or a related field, providing a solid educational foundation for the role.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
    Minimum of 2 years of hands-on industry experience in aerospace manufacturing and related areas, demonstrating practical expertise and familiarity with industry practices.Strong knowledge of aerospace manufacturing, encompassing materials, techniques, and adherence to industry standards (such as ANSI, NADCAP, AS9100), ensuring a comprehensive understanding of best practices and quality requirements.Proficient in a wide range of critical aerospace manufacturing processes, including drilling, reaming, riveting, countersinking, and repair techniques, with extensive knowledge of part layout, blueprint reading, and quality control procedures.
Additional Requirements:
    A passion for educating and mentoring students, coupled with a strong commitment to their success, creating a supportive and motivating learning environmentPrevious teaching or training experience in adult education, demonstrating a strong ability to engage and educate adult learners effectively.Proven ability to work independently with little or no supervision, showcasing self-motivation and initiative.Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities, ensuring thoroughness and accuracy in all aspects of the role.Capability to thrive under pressure and meet deadlines, maintaining a high level of productivity and quality in fast-paced environments.

WSU Tech is committed to inclusive and equitable practices to create an environment and culture where students and employees thrive. We acknowledge that through valuing diverse identities, experiences, talents, and gifts, we excel by fulfilling our mission to create a talent pipeline, establish workforce equity, and improve economic prosperity for our community. WSU Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Why WSU Tech?

Everyone here is DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and to provide the best trained workforce for employers. 

To accomplish that, we take care of our employees too!  We offer benefits and perks that are second to none.  Meaningful jobs, amazing Rock Star employees, awesome benefits, what more could you ask for?

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid holidays – We currently have 17 paid holidays
  • PTO (Paid time off) – 18 to 28 days annually (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave – 6 weeks of paid leave for birth or adoption of a child
  • Generous insurance plans
  • Tuition Waiver Program for employees & dependents
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System benefit
  • 457(b) Retirement plans
  • Paid Community Service 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • & More!!


WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment.


The Mission of WSU Tech is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.


To be one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two-year colleges.


Values: Values Based Culture

The WSU Tech team operates in a values-based culture and strives toward the following behaviors in everything we do.

SAME TEAM. One Role, One Goal: Unite and include many diverse perspectives to achieve our mission. 

PEOPLE FIRST. Treat everyone consistently with compassion, respect, and kindness. 

INTEGRITY. Uphold the highest standards in all our actions. 

VISIONARY.  Future focused. Redefining education by inspiring innovative ideas, bold explorations, and continuous curiosity. 

LEADERSHIP.  Leadership is an activity, not a position. Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. 

SERVICE TO ALL. Provide exceptional experiences to all that we serve.


Guiding Principles

  1. Provide our students an opportunity to a better life through education and training.
  2. Provide a highly educated and trained workforce for our community to be globally competitive.
  3. Ask ourselves as we make decisions, is it in the best interest of our students, employees and community.


We are happy you chose WSU Tech as a potential employer for your career journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WSU Tech houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four-year universities. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers by having the staff, faculty and employees that exemplify this as well.

WSU Tech is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are considering WSU Tech as your next employer, you are making a great choice!

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