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Tenure-Track Welding Technology Instructor

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 05/28/2020

Are you passionate about welding and teaching a new generation of welders? Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our Welding & Fabrication Technology team. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding students towards the achievement of their academic and career goals.

Clark College is seeking a professional with expertise in the welding industry to join our team as an instructor. We are currently accepting applications for a full time tenure-track Welding Technology instructor whose primary duties will include lecture and laboratory instruction in automatic and semi-automatic weld processes; Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) on plate, pipe and tube, as well as Carbon Arc Cutting- Air (CAC-A), Manual and CNC Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), Oxy/Fuel Cutting (OFC) blueprint reading, fabrication, weld inspection and testing. The successful candidate will join a cohesive team of instructors to fulfill the needs of a growing department. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being diversity, equity and inclusion, student success and retention. This position begins September 11, 2020.

"At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference."
Position Responsibilities
General Faculty Responsibilities
Instruct classes in safety, welding, fabrication, CNC cutting and CNC forming operations
Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning
Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.
Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques
Pursue professional development that strives to stay current in the field
Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements
Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities
Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College
Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees
Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
Ten (10) years of experience within the welding/fabrication industry to include any accredited training in welding/fabrication, or related fields
Two (2) years of teaching and/or training experience in a learning environment
Two (2) years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Supervisory experience of industrial workers or faculty; to include employee/faculty hiring, evaluations and/or training
Experience using a 3D CAD program such as Solidworks, AutoCAD, Rhino, etc.
Able to lift 50 lbs.
Able to read and interpret blueprints and welding symbols

Supplemental Information
Salary Statement
Starting salary is $62,049 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $87,396. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:
Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Current résumé including fives references.
Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application

Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Application Deadline:
Open until filled. Priority consideration given to completed application materials submitted online by May 28, 2020.

Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
May 4, 2020

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