Building Trades Instructor

Alfred, Allegany County
Jan 30, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the western Southern Tier of New York State, Alfred State College has a long tradition of attracting the finest faculty and staff and offers outstanding educational opportunities in more than 70 programs. Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think.

Job Description:

Duties include conducting building construction lectures and laboratories (on campus and off campus lab sites), curriculum development, academic advising, and participating in the campus community. This position will regularly supervise and manage up to 20 students working in a construction environment. The candidate must be proficient in and capable of teaching a range of construction tasks.


Candidate will have seven years of professional experience with a minimum of five years of approved trade experience. A working knowledge of residential and commercial carpentry, project supervision, experience in crew supervision, material estimating, building code requirements, OSHA regulations, and jobsite safety are required. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching with the ability to train students at off-campus construction sites. Proficiency in the use of computer-based technology applicable for a construction curriculum. An ability and eagerness to research, be educated in, apply, and teach the latest changes in building technologies, practices, and codes. A desire to advance through professional development and continuing education. A willingness to actively participate in the college learning community to include serving on department, campus, and college-wide committees, participate in student activities, and perform extra duties assigned by the Building Trades Department Chair.

Associates Degree in related field preferred. OSHA 10 certification is preferred. CAD experience is a plus. Classroom and laboratory teaching in vocational education is a plus.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must attach a resume and cover letter of interest when applying.