UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking a Term Assistant Professor of Welding Technology. The successful candidate will teach welding courses in a variety of welding methods, develop curriculum, provide academic advising, develop and implement new curriculum modes to help meet the need for welders in Alaska.
This position supports the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College's bipartite mission of performing teaching and community service.
If you want to play a vital role in preparing Alaskans for Alaskan jobs in the field of welding consider becoming part of our UAF Community and Technical College team!
UAF CTC provides career training and development opportunities through workforce development and professional development programs. Staff and faculty have forged close ties with businesses and local agencies, enhancing instruction and increasing job placements.
The successful candidate will teach courses for the Welding program, directing student learning and assess student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Additional duties may include course revision, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, development of web-based courses for distance delivery, academic advising, program development, community service, fostering relationships within the Fairbanks welding community, and involvement on advisory, faculty governance and/or search committees.
This position is term funded through June 30 and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion. The position is funded by the Alaska Technical Vocational Employment Program and is subject to additional funding.
Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students and ability to work as a team player.
The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:
- ability to teach vocation theory and skills to welding students
- practical and theoretical knowledge of commonly used welding skills
- skills equivalent to a certified welder in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, oxygen-acetylene including fabrication skills using various welding methods
- knowledge of and ability to efficiently use computer programs including Powerpoint, Word and email
- ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral formats
- familiarity with Alaskan employers who employ welders
- ability to recruit, mentor and support quality adjunct faculty
- create a productive academic environment for faculty, staff and students
- proficient welding and fabrication skills
- industry field experience.
Journeyman status or equivalent in the welding field.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Formal training leading to welding certificates or equivalent on-the-job training in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and oxy-acetylene welding/cutting.
Although not required for this position, the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities are preferred:
- experience and/or training as an instructor
- graduate of formal welding program/school
- Associate degree or higher in welding or materials technology
- demonstrated ability to maintain a harmonious relationship within the welding industry
- familiarity with the Alaskan welding industry
- experience with rural Alaska and diverse cultures and learning skills
- a variety of welding certifications
- experience working as a welder in several types of welding
- experience in metal fabrication including welding
- familiarity with Alaskan employers who employ welders.
UAF CTC offers 40 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational endorsements at 9 locations throughout Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley of Interior Alaska. UAF CTC is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workforce development to meet the needs of the region and the state. UAF CTC's programs also provide students with the academic framework to help them achieve their higher education goals, whether it is to complete and associate of arts degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program.
UAF CTC employs a diverse population of approximately 30 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 30. Approximately 3000 students attend UAF CTC. They are culturally diverse and include many non-traditional students and students from the military community.
Please attach the following to complete your application:
Resume or Vita
Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position
3 professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, address and contact phone number.
You may attach supplemental documents as additional information to support your application as well. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a portfolio of work documenting their teaching and/or industry experience.
This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on September 8, 2020.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).
This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
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