Rock Valley College is seeking to hire a Welding Technology Instructor for the August 2013 classes. This is a full time (9 month) position, and reports to General supervision from the Associate Dean, Technical Programs. They would supervise student workers.
- Teach assigned classes and laboratory sections, and perform related activities to classroom instruction.
- Meet classes at assigned times. The schedule usually includes both day and evening classes.
- Plan course content and assign appropriate course work.
- Maintain student records.
- Evaluate student progress and assign grades.
- Revise course outlines, objectives, and catalog information as needed.
- Select appropriate tests, and teaching materials.
- Maintain office hours convenient for students.
- Prepare course/class reports as required.
- Attend and participate in conferences related to teaching area, membership in appropriate professional organizations is recommended.
- Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate.
- Keep informed on latest research and journal articles.
- Attend required meetings (faculty, division, in-service, training, etc.).
- Assist short range and long range planning.
- Participate in division, college, advisory committees, and community activities.
- Instruct students in the proper use of lab equipment where appropriate.
- See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate.
- Maintain supply and equipment inventory where appropriate.
- Make minor repairs on machines or other equipment when practical and appropriate.
- Participate in assessment of student learning.
- Assist in evaluating other divisional faculty members.
- Assist in student program advisement.
- Recruit students when appropriate.
- Assist in placement of graduates when appropriate.
- Assist in course and student outcome assessments.
- Work closely with the welding professional associations.
- Interface with the American Welding Society.
Conditions of Employment: This is a full time, (9) month, tenure track position to begin August 2013. Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and group life insurance plans are offered and State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administered retirement plan. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Flexibility in work schedule is necessary. Interest in serving a diverse student population is essential.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related educational field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is necessary.
- Four years of experience as a welder and metal fabrication in industrial, construction, and/or maintenance welding.
- Must be proficient in basic math, basic physics, and basic trigonometry function.
- Must be proficient in welding, blueprint reading skills.
- Must be proficient in Mig, Tig, Stick, Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting welding processes in all positions.
- Be proficient in welding mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel metals.
- Current or past welding certification/qualification from AWS, API, military or similar.
- (3) to (5) years of formal teaching experience in the area of welding desired.
- American Welding Society Certified Welding inspector desired.
- American Welding Society Certified Welding educator desired.
Application Process: All applicants are encouraged to submit the following materials electronically at: http//www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment
The application should be submitted by April 15, 2013, or until the position is filled.
Submit: Current vita, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of three professional references. (3) recent letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals familiar with teaching abilities. Unofficial transcripts of all college level course work. Offer to hire can not be extended without official transcripts. Documentation of successful prior classroom instruction (optional).
Send to: Rock Valley College, Human Resources, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114.