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Welding Instructor (Full-Time)

Manhattan and/or Wamego, KS
Company: Manhattan Area Technical College
Title: Full-Time Welding Instructor
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time, Faculty
Reporting Relationship: Dean of Academic Affairs
Compensation: Based on Salary Schedule of MATC's Faculty Association Agreement ($34,555 - $60,511)
Work Schedule: Based on Employment Terms as outlined in the Faculty Association Agreement
Location: Manhattan and/or Wamego, Kansas

The MATC Welding Department seeks a Full-Time Instructor for Spring and Fall 2023. This is a 9-month teaching position with 30 credit, Fall/Spring course load. This position will work with current faculty to train and support our Manhattan and Wamego campuses. Health and Life Insurance coverage are among our benefits with faculty eligible for Kansas Public Health Employees Retirement (KPERS) and 403(b) options.

Primary Accountabilities: The Welding Technology program instructor leads and directs students towards their goal of satisfactory completion of the WLD degree program. The instructor will teach students in a task-oriented environment in accordance with the American Welding Society standards. Additionally, the instructor will be responsible for providing students with a complete syllabus containing course objectives; presenting enthusiastic, well prepared, organized, and clear lectures and classroom activities consistent with the course syllabus; continually promoting the development and effective use of skills in areas, such as critical and analytical thinking, evaluation, communication, computation, problem solving, and decision-making; providing the student with timely information and feedback on his/her academic progress relative to quizzes, tests, homework, and projects; maintaining accurate, up-to-date records of student academic performance; and possessing a thorough knowledge and understanding of all Manhattan Area Technical College (“MATC”) policies.

Principle Responsibilities:
I. Instructor responsibilities include:
  • a. Mastery of Subject Matter
    • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline
    • Display an ability to interpret and evaluate theories in the field or discipline
    • Connect subject matter with relatable professional/employment fields of students
    • Stay current in subject matter through professional development
  • b. Teaching Performance
    • Work constantly to instill in students the technical and academic competencies and employment behavior expected.
    • Prepare for class instruction through appropriately outlined syllabus and provide written evidence of preparation upon request.
    • Employ a variety of instructional techniques, modalities (utilization of Learning Management System), and instructional media consistent with the multitude of resources available to meet the needs and capabilities of the curriculum.
    • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning focused on student-centered practices.
    • Support students through retention efforts to include recitation opportunities, office hours, and utilization of supportive academic resource measures
    • Develop and enforce appropriate rules and expectations of students in the classroom setting compliant with MATC policies/procedures and that result in a safe, effective learning environment.
    • Meet and conduct assigned classes as scheduled and in a professional manner.
    • Maintain standards of teaching at the collegiate level and perform according to the Standards of Performance outlined in the MATC policies and procedures.
  • c. Evaluation of Student Learning
    • Effectively administer assessment of student learning and technical objectives.
    • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by accreditation standards, federal regulations, and administrative guidelines.
    • Record and submit rosters and final grades as required per college processes
II. College Community Responsibilities:
  • a. Support of College Policies and Procedures
    • Effectively manage the departmental budget and work closely with MATC staff to ensure that all assets, materials, supplies, etc., are properly managed and documented per college policy and procedures.
    • Advise students, in cooperation with counselors, administrators, etc., in order to ensure that effective services are identified that will assist students in achieving their objective.
    • Ensure that safe and reasonable precautions are implemented to protect students, equipment, and facilities.
  • b. Participation in College and Program Activities
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings, college committees, and college activities.
    • Participate in professional development opportunities both within and outside MATC.
    • Engagement with state meetings, through KBOR, regarding compliance of curriculum of program discipline.
  • c. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
    • Communicate effectively with staff, students, and the public the mission and operation of Manhattan Area Technical College and the specific program.
    • Cooperate with other members of the MATC staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
    • Assist in the operation and management of MATC through effective planning and communication with administration and all staff personnel.
    • Assist in the selection of resource materials and equipment and make facility improvement recommendations.
  • d. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • AAS degree/Certificate in Welding Technology, or equivalent certifications/qualifications (relevant experience or education may be substituted);
  • Minimum of 2 years (5 preferred) work experience in welding industry;
  • Post-secondary teaching or industry trainer experience (preferred);
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi‐task and be detail oriented;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and present oneself professionally through verbal, nonverbal (demeanor, dress, attitude), and written skills;
  • Display a student-centered approach;
  • Consistently demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and situations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.)
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail, email, talk on the phone.
  • Ability to unpack and move supplies up to fifty (50) lbs.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and attend events as required.
 Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an educational setting.
  • Interaction with students, staff and guests.
To apply, visit: MATC Career Page
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