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Adjunct Instructor, Wood Shop, College of Eng & Appl Science

University of Cincinnati
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Four-Year Institution

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job OverviewThe College of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking applications for woodworking instructors. Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis to be included in the general pool of candidates from which adjunct (part-time) faculty are selected on an as-needed basis to teach face-to-face hands-on course instruction. Primary areas of instruction may include (but not limited to): Furniture Construction, tables, cabinets (case work). Experience with Wood Carving, Wood Crafts, Wood Turning or CNC Routers helpful.

Must have a complete knowledge of wood working machines, hand tools and the species of woods used in the industry.

Essential Functions
  • Provide instructions, demonstration and supervision of machinery, hand tool and shop safety practices.
  • Utilize communication and interpersonal skills to provide instruction for planning and executing common woodworking furniture projects.
  • Provide instructions for proper usage of typical woodworking machinery including jointer, planer, miter saw, table saw and hand tools.
  • Guide and supervise students’ progression from start to completion of individual projects.
  • Utilize problem solving skills to help students succeed through completion of their projects.
  • Engage students in cleanup of individual workspaces and entire woodshop at completion of each class.
  • Create an engaging, positive environment for learning new skills.
  • Track class attendance, material consumption and collect student fees.
  • Monitor supplies and equipment functionality. Inform supervisor of any required supplies or maintenance necessary for uninterrupted shop operation.
Minimum Requirements
  • BS in Woodworking or equivalent degree; OR at least 10 years of woodworking experience
  • Woodworking skills necessary to make items from wood including furniture, cabinetry, and joinery. Experience with carpentry, woodcarving, woodturning and CNC Routers helpful.
  • Experience working with and supervising students.
  • Good communications skills
  • Familiar with wood shop laboratory safety procedures, a strong attention to detail and a safety mindset.
Application ProcessPlease complete an ‘Applicant Profile’ and submit your online application. Please upload your:

  • CV
  • Resume

Applicants must supply CV/Resume to your APPLICATION.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 94234

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