Welding Instructor

Employment at TMCC

Welding Technology Instructor

Position Title: Welding Technology Instructor

Contract Term: 9 Month Academic Year

Funding Source: TCG

Accountable to: Career & Technical Education Director

Opening Date: June 7, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Starting Salary: $33,656 (minimum)

Summary of Position: This position is to provide post-secondary, learner-centered instruction in Welding as a member of an instructional team of full-time and adjunct instructors. To instructs and facilitate meaningful learning in the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment. Will encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, as well and professional development.

Teaching/Advising/Curriculum Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning course schedules.
  • Recruit students interested in Welding careers and supporting that interest through academic advising, career counseling and financial aid.
  • Ability to teach basic undergraduate courses in Welding Technology.
  • Provide students with instruction in all areas of welding technology. Teach students skills needed to pass the welder’s certification test of the American Welding Society.
  • Develop a Welding Technology advisory board and hold meetings.
  • Teach required number of credits per semester.
  • Develop and teach labs for all classes that require lab.
  • Effectively maintain and manage the classroom.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment; order appropriate equipment and supplies needed for curriculum labs and instruction.
  • Prepare course materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • To conduct assessment through pre and post test methods to measure effectiveness of instruction.
  • Maintain office hours to provide availability and accessibility to students for the purpose of academic advising, consulting and support in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsible and timely communication.
  • Coordinate outreach, recruiting and marketing activities with the community and other institutions and agencies.
  • To do research in content areas as applicable to position and TMCC.
  • Evaluate student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
  • Monitor student data and make recommendations and changes based on the findings.
  • Conduct and monitor student assessment to measure effectiveness of instruction.
  • Participate in the institutional initiative involving the assessment of student learning.
  • Review and advise regarding course texts a needed; assist in providing book and material advice and development for the college library.
  • Develop new courses and curricula as needed.
  • Develop and follow an “Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)” as prescribed by TMCC’s faculty salary policy manual.
  • Carry out the mission of the institution, to include incorporating the local culture throughout the curriculum.
  • Maintain a professional, courteous attitude and demeanor in all instances when working with students, and when acting as a representative of TMCC.
  • Read and communicate using Goggle email; use TMCC’s Jenzabar and Canvas learning management systems, effectively search internet for information, use MS Word and other office software, technologies and applications.
  • Respect student’s rights to confidentiality and follow legal guidelines regarding information.
  • Prepare and submit program progress reports to CTE Director.

Institutional Responsibilities:

  • Attend all college-wide functions.
  • To accept TMCC committee(s) assignments and other related contract-delineated responsibilities as specified in contract.
  • Attend annual student graduation ceremony.
  • Assist/participate with faculty development initiatives.
  • Assist with facilitation of sub-departmental meetings for all adjunct to discuss, review and revise course curricula.
  • Assist Department Chair with other administrative duties as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as needed.

Required Qualifications (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding.
  • A minimum of three years of welding experience.
  • Must meet ND State Career & Technical Education Postsecondary Certification Standards.
  • Able to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as necessary.
  • Ability to work collegially with all individuals in the tribal college setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Applicant must be able to pass a drug test and background check.

Desired Experience/Training/Credentials:

  • Successful teaching experience with culturally and academically diverse student population.
  • Ability to competently advise and/or service students from a variety of backgrounds, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.
  • Ability to implement contemporary pedagogical philosophies, methods, and techniques including multi-media to develop and deliver instruction in classroom and lab settings.
  • Able to develop instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines and other necessary teaching material.
  • Successful teaching experience with culturally and academically diverse student population.
  • Ability to effectively use appropriate technology and equipment.

How to Apply

Application Packet / Submission:  To be considered for open positions at TMCC, prospective applicants must submit an Application for Employment, cover letter, curriculum vitae and/or resume, college transcripts, three current (within 1 year) letters of reference, and, if applicable, enrollment documentation from a federally recognized tribe and/or veterans preference.  Full time regular employees who apply for a position within the college will receive 5 in-house preference points.  Required licensure/certification as specified in the position vacancy announcement is also required.

The packet will be determined to be incomplete if any required documents are missing; thus the application will not be considered.

All completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resource Manager who will determine which applicants meet qualification requirements per vacancy announcement.

Employment Application (1.41 MB PDF)

Please Note


For more information on any of these positions please contact:

Holly Cahill, Human Resources Manager

Telephone: (701)477.7938

Email: hcahill@tm.edu

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The Turtle Mountain Community College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. In adhering to this policy the college abides by the requirements with the Title IX, Education amendments of 1972; with Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; by section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Questions or comments may be referred to Holly Cahill, Human Resources Manager, Turtle Mountain Community College PO BOX 340, Belcourt, ND 58316 (701)477-7809, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Blvd., 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64153-1367.