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Adjunct - Welding - Academics
Western Dakota Tech
Western Dakota Tech
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Job Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Job Type: Part-Time Temporary
Department: Academics
Adjunct - Welding Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Part-Time Temporary
Department: Academics
Job Number: 00008
Closing: Continuous

Position Description:

Adjunct instructors at Western Dakota Tech are educators whose instructional efforts are expected to reflect the mission, vision, and goals of the institution. Adjunct faculty teach courses in their respective fields to include planning, preparation and delivery of lecture/lab instruction materials at all levels of training.

Western Dakota Tech is accepting applications for a Welding Adjunct instructor. If interested, please complete an application, attach your resume and submit any transcripts, licenses or certificates.

Adjuncts are paid dependent on their educational degree. Pay is as follows:

  • AAS/Certifications/6000 hours experience - $700 per workload credit hour
  • BA/BS or lower - $700 per workload credit hour
  • MA/MS - $800 per workload credit hour
  • Doctorate - $1,000 per workload credit hour
*All degrees must be awarded by an accredited institution Position Essential Duties:

  • Mastery of Subject Matter
    • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.
    • Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
  • Teaching Performance
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students, i.e. prepare lectures, lessons, presentations, lab activities, tests, assignments, quizzes, and exams.
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. internet, interactive technology, and simulation when appropriate.
  • Set up labs, classrooms, shops, et cetera to deliver lessons to students.
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.
  • Promote student success by building positive interpersonal relationships with students, staff, and colleagues at WDT.
  • Develop, update and post course syllabi in a timely manner.
  • Evaluation of Student Learning
    • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.
    • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit grade rosters as required, i.e. 4 week, midterm and final grades.
    • Participate in program assessment activities as requested.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.
  • Support of Schools Policies and Procedures
    • Teach classes as assigned and in accordance with the catalog description, the master syllabus, the stipulations of WDT, and the interests of industry.
    • Meet with each class as scheduled and hold classes for the time frame as designated in the class schedule.
    • Record and provide attendance data in accordance with schools policies and procedures.
    • Perform job responsibilities as outlined in faculty handbook.
    • Adhere to FERPA regulations.
    • Exercise stewardship of schools facilities and materials.
    • Follow WDT policies and procedures.
    • Complete Adjunct Orientation and required annual compliance activities.
  • Participation in Western Dakota Tech Program Activities
    • Act in a professional manner as delineated in the South Dakota Code of Professional Ethics for Teachers (Appendix B).
    • Maintain professional classrooms, shops, labs and office areas.
    • Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from students, colleagues, staff and administrators.
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.

  • Minimum of an AAS/certification/6000 hours experience. Education must be from an accredited university or college in the appropriate field or discipline area of instruction and a minimum of one year of directly related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the work and discipline area.

* Completion of the Annual Orientation course provided by WDT upon hire. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • GMAW/SMAW/OxyFuel Cutting/ Air Carbon-Arc-Cutting
  • Proficient in skills as they relate to the programs operations.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Take the initiative.
  • Fundamentals of classroom management.
  • WDT and District policies and procedures.
  • Fundamentals and principles of learning in addition to teaching methodologies.
  • Methods and techniques used in student assessment, students in classroom and lab settings.
  • Ability to counsel and instruct students in a professional manner and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in all group sizes.
  • Demonstrated ability in oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management and problem solving.
  • Ability to organize, manage and complete timeline projects over multiple-year periods.

Certifications and Licenses:
Licenses, certifications and/or registrations relevant to the specific industry/discipline for which the adjunct instructor member is designated to teach.

EOE/Statement of Non-Discrimination/Annual Security Report

WDT subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that applicants are employed, assigned, and promoted without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, political affiliation, mental and/or physical challenge, disability, gender identity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and ability. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resource Director at 605-718-2402.

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT/CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that the college`s Annual Security Report which includes crime statistics be made available to prospective employees and prospective students upon request. Western Dakota Tech`s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported Clery crimes that occurred on campus and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety and security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault prevention and response, timely warnings, emergency response, and other matters. You may obtain this information through the Western Dakota Tech website at (Download PDF reader). A printed copy of the report may be obtained by writing to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success, Western Dakota 800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703 or by calling (605) 718-2931.

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How to Apply:
Thank you for your interest in working at Western Dakota Tech. You will join more than 80 faculty and staff who are dedicated to training the region’s workforce. Every position at WDT is important, and you will know you are doing something worthwhile.

Plus, you will live in Rapid City at the foot of the Black Hills, the most beautiful and activity-rich region in South Dakota. Combine the two-an important position and a great place to live-and you have the recipe for an unsurpassed quality of life.

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