Full-Time Vocational Studies Faculty-Welding

Full-Time Vocational Studies Faculty-Welding

Closing Date: 06/13/2018

Opened: August 2, 2017

Pay Range: DOE
Salary: $28,944.25-$38,945.40

Duties and responsibilities:


Under limited supervision, instructs students, maintains and updates curriculum in line with current national certifications recognized by the American Welding Society (AWS) and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process, with focus on continuous improvement within the theory and hands on NCCER curriculum. Students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to meet industry, professional and business standards.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristics, duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.

At the discretion of the immediate supervisor other job related duties may be assigned as necessary.


Faculty will be expected to provide students with skills and safety practices to perform various types of welding, cutting, and fabricating including; oxy/acetylene, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, Plasma cutting, and CNC cutting and some machining.

Prepares and presents course descriptions, maintains curriculum in electronic and hard copy format, classroom lectures and laboratory work; implements techniques to facilitate student active learning; prepares and grades tests and quizzes; develops handouts and other learning aids; participates in program and curriculum development and outcome assessments; participates in hiring and scheduling part-time instructors as assigned.

Provides one-to-one student supervision and/or guidance, advising and tutoring; analyzes and documents student progress; coordinates and schedules student tutors as appropriate; participates in student recruitment, retention and placement efforts. Facilitate learning activities with the purpose of assisting students in learning the principles, theory, skills, and work ethics essential to being competitive for entry level positions. Creates a positive learning environment and provides midterm and final grades. Documents daily attendance and records individual activity grades consistently. Uses up-to-date academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction.

Conducts ongoing research to assure up-to-date information in designated field(s) of welding or vocational studies; establishes and maintains affiliations with allied businesses and industries; participates on assigned committees and in professional development workshops and conferences.

Prepares students for exams required to obtain certification.

Other Duties as assigned: I.E. (Board Meetings, Committees, Trainings, and Interviews)


Knowledge of adult learning theory, curriculum development and classroom, laboratory and field presentation techniques.
Knowledge of mentoring and advising methods and techniques.
Knowledge of research methodology and information resources related to designated field(s) of welding and vocational studies.
Knowledge of basic supervisory and teaching principles and practices.
Skill in operating equipment and performing work related to designated field(s) of welding and vocational studies.
Skill in supervising students in work experience settings.
Skill in preparing and presenting classroom lectures and laboratory work.
Skill in the use of standard office equipment, including personal computer and standard office software.
Knowledge in audio and visual computer applications, and other office equipment.


Travel may be required to provide Dual Credit instruction to Santa Rosa and Vaughn High Schools. Provide instruction at the LCC main campus and the Santa Rosa satellite after hours.


Five (5) years of experience in Welding Technology and teaching experience required; must pass a background check through COGENT to teach within a post-secondary institution; must possess or acquire AWS certification using (SMAW), certification to teach NCCER curriculum and OSHA 10 certification, within 60 days from date of hire.

Associates degree or higher, AWS credentials (Stick, MIG, TIG), OSHA certification, teaching certificate and managerial experience preferred.


Salary is based on the LCC salary schedule and is commensurate with education and occupational-related experience. Standard LCC benefits apply.

Application Process:

Submit LCC application form, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment) to:

Luna Community College
Sandra Rivera, Human Resources Technician
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 454-2574
Fax: (505) 454-2520

Additional Info:

LCC Application for Employment

Luna Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A pre-employment drug test may be required.

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