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Adjunct Instructor - Welding (Semester Pool)
Laredo Community College in Laredo, Texas
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Date Posted 09/19/2019
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Construction & Building Trades
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Adjunct Instructor - Welding (Semester Pool)


Industrial Technology

Position Type

Part Time

Position Grade


Position Level (Faculty Only)


Step Range


Salary Range


Pay Basis

Per Semester Hour Equivalent

Hours Per Week


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Welding instructor is responsible for (1) Provide instruction and monitor teaching and learning effectiveness relevant to the technical and actual work environment in course assigned by the Program Director, Dean, Associate Vice-President for instruction, Vice-President for Instruction. (2) Use updated curriculum and andragogical skills (3) Exercising methods of recruitment and retention of students. (4) Working within and in harmony with the institution’s goals and objectives. (5) Preparing students for careers in the welding industries.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1.Develop, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, and objectives to ensure instructional and programmatic responsiveness to the occupational and academic needs of students and to ensure instructional quality as demonstrated by students’ achievement of competency-based objectives.
2. Stay current of changes that occur in discipline. Participate in departmental initiatives to infuse changes in curriculum. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions which are directed at improving student learning and evaluating core competencies curriculum.
3. Participate in college and departmental committees and activities. Substitute for colleagues as appropriate.
4. Participate in college activities which include but are not limited to orientation, convocation, in-service, graduation and workshops designed for professional growth and development.
5. Prepare and, on first day of class, distribute syllabi which inform students about course requirements, grading requirements, texting assignments, absence policy, and other pertinent information for each course assigned.
6. Participate in meetings called by the VPI, Dean or Department Chair for the purpose of disseminating information, providing input into the decision making process, and sharing expertise with colleagues.
7. Prepare professional development plan in consultation with the Department Chair, work with assigned peer/mentor.
8. Prepare, administer, and grade assignment and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their progress and to provide opportunities which will allow students to succeed. Use multiple measurements of assessment. Include opportunities for research and outside assignments.
9. Provide a safe environment for students and be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, materials and classrooms.
10. Encourage use of support services by students. Collaborate with support staff to ensure that appropriate information is being shared and discussed.
11. Responsible to work a minimum of thirty-five hours on assigned college campus duties, including an average of two posted office hours or at the Learning Center for consultation with students.
12. Participate as a faculty advisor during the registration process and during the semester by providing accurate career counseling and guidance at the time assigned by the Department Chair or Dean. Use the Program Degree Guide on an on-going basis to maintain current information about each student.
13. Provide appropriate information to Library staff regarding desired discipline materials.
14. Respond to requests for information from the Dean or VIP’s office.
15. Follow procedures related to the Administration/Registration office, including grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal deadlines; class changes; and time and room scheduling.
16. Participate in the preparation and updating of class schedules and college catalog.
17. Distribute student evaluation forms on a timely basis.
18. Participate in faculty evaluations as described by the Department Chair and/or the Dean.
19. Serve as mentor when requested.
20. Follow proper procedures for requesting textbooks, instructional supplies, and expendable supplies; submit travel and absence reports on a timely basis.
21. Participate in a career days for elementary and secondary school students; participate in civic activities for the purpose of communication services provided by the college.
22. Sponsor or provide assistance with student clubs and organizations.
23. Promote the College’s programs and curricula.
24. Follow the academic calendar and other policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees.
25. Participate in Southern Association accreditation activities; implement Institutional Effectiveness plan in occupational area.
26. Perform other assigned duties by the Department Chair, Dean, A VPI, or the VPI.

Position Reports To

Department Chair

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.
(1) year Welding Certificate or
(3) years of work experience as a welder.

Preferred Qualifications

1 year Welding Certificate
Certified Welder

Certificates/Licenses and Skills


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to work with various types of audio visual equipment and software.
Should also have a good working knowledge of maintaining student records and dealing with sensitive information.

Physical Demands

Prolonged periods of standing in a teaching environment.
Required to lift items weighing 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.

Supervision Exercised


Work Environment

Work inside a well lighted and air conditioned area most of the time


Outside will be exposed to all types of weather, noise, and vibration from equipment.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Immediate supervisor may assign other duties. May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed. May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo Community College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

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Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


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