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Welding Instructor

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Posting Details


Requisition Number F00049
Position Title Welding Instructor
Type of Position Academic Faculty
Full-time/Part-time Full-time
Other Position Information

Academic Contract (171-Day Contract), Non-Tenure Track, Benefits Eligible.

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Please select Not Applicable if this is an academic position.
Department Welding


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

1. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution preferred or equivalent work experience in a related field.

2. American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector license required, or demonstrate current activities to obtain license within one year.

3. Must be a certified welder in the following processes: SMAW, GTAW, GMAW and FCAW. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to operate seismic approved E71T-8 flux-core wire.

4. Minimum three years’ experience in the welding fabrication field, seismic zone welding recommended.

5. Three years teaching experience in a college or apprenticeship program. Teaching ability must be demonstrated.

6. Must be an active member of the American Welding Society, regional AWS Section officer recommended.

7. Curriculum development skills required

8. Must have knowledge and experience working with business and industry.

9. A thorough understanding of the purpose and function of community colleges.

10. Fluency in Spanish is a strength.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Prepare course outlines, syllabi and instructional materials.

2. Meet and teach classes in the Welding Program as shown in the WNCC course schedule. May include evening and weekend classes.

3. Hold regular office hours.

4. Assist in designing program standards, instructional content and delivery systems including online instruction.

5. Develop alternative methodologies and teach using alternative methodologies (interactive video, web-based, etc.).

6. Assist in the coordination of students at Internship sites, and provide job placement services.

7. Apply teaching techniques effectively in a classroom or field setting; utilize a variety of instructional methodologies, including distance education teaching.

8. Communicate and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the public.

9. Work in cooperation with diverse groups within the college as a member of the team, which includes serving on college and NSHE committees.

10. Work with administrators and faculty in developing program goals commensurate with the role and mission of the community college.

11. Maintain sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

12. Responsible for safe operation of all equipment, inventory of equipment and supplies and maintenance of all equipment and supplies.

13. Work with area manufacturers.

14. Engage in scholarly activity.

15. Participate in student recruitment, advisement and registration.

16. Engage in service activities to include, but not be limited to, the institution, profession and community.

17. Responsible for managing a technical advisory committee.

18. Participate in program review and academic program assessment.

19. Perform all responsibilities set forth in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.4.2, Standards for Recommending Appointment with Tenure.

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Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and transcripts in order for their application to be complete. Applicants who have submitted the required materials by the date the committee begins reviewing applications will be considered.

Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcript is sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Western Nevada College, Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

Employment is contingent on the completion of appropriate background verification, which may include criminal history, credit history, sex and violent offender registry, education verification licensure and employment history to be administered by the Western Nevada College Human Resources office.

WNC does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; disability; age; gender, including a pregnancy-related condition; gender identity or expression; sexual-orientation; protected veterans’ status; genetics; or religion in its programs and activities and provides equal access to facilities to all. Similarly, there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons who file charges of discrimination, participate in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise oppose discrimination. It is our policy to comply fully with the non-discrimination provision of all state and federal regulations in all programs and activities, including, but not limited to recruitment, admission, financial aid, activities, hiring, promotions, training, termina¬tions, benefits and compensation. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of discrimination may be referred to the following individuals: Title IX Coordinator: (775) 445-4231; OR Dean of Student Services: (775) 445-3271; OR Assistant Director of Human Resources: (775) 445-4231; Western Nevada College, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. (Rev. 09/16)


Salary Minimum Starting Salary $40,154.48
Pay Basis Annually
Other Pay Basis


Job Close Date 04/08/2017
Open Until Filled No
Date Position Available

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a minimum of an Associates degree from a regionally accredited college in the specified discipline or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document