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General Information of Campus and Unit
Dona Ana Community College (DACC) is a comprehensive, learning-centered community college dedicated to a diverse population of learners in support of student success, workforce and economic development and lifelong learning. Established in 1973 at the request of the Gadsden, Hatch and Las Cruces school boards, DACC continues to meet the educational needs of county residents by providing instruction leading to associate degrees and technical certificates as well as community and adult education opportunities. As the second largest community college in the state, DACC offers accessible and affordable higher education opportunities to more than 18,000 students annually with eight learning sites county-wide. As part of New Mexico State University, DACC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Position Job Title
Instructor, Assistant Professor
Teach 30-32 credit hours over fall and spring semesters. Teaching assignment may include day, evenings, weekends, and/or multiple campus locations. Develop, revise and update curriculum in collaboration with the department faculty and director or chair. May develop and teach online courses. Instruct, support, advise and provide timely feedback to students in accordance with DACC policy and procedures. Participate in and serve on department, division, and college committees, program advisory councils, task forces and working groups. Maintain professional and academic competence and participate in professional development activities. As appropriate, assist with cooperative education or clinical work site development and student placement. Maintain office hours as mandated by division and college policy. Function as advisor to students, both individually and as assigned to student clubs and groups. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Associate’s Degree in Welding Technology or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and tested work experience. Bachelor’s degree or appropriate industry credentials will be required for promotion to the senior ranks.
Two semesters experience teaching or relevant training of welders, including both theory and hands-on instruction.
Welder performance qualifications within the last eight (8) years with three or more of the following arc welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SAW.
Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate-level education in Welding Technology.
Three (3) years of experience in an occupational function involving welding assemblies fabricated to a welding code or specifications.
Current AWS Certified Welding Educator (CWE) and/or AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).
Familiarity with AWS, ASME, API, and/or other national Welding Codes.
Familiarity/experience with Non-destructive Examination and Destructive Testing of welds.
Previous experience teaching in a community college setting.
Knowledge of innovative, creative teaching and learning methodologies for post-secondary students.
Experience with distance learning and web-based delivery.
Experience in developing curriculum, measuring student learning outcomes, evaluating course efficacy, and assessing and improving student learning.
Endorsement of the teaching philosophy of DACC which supports a goal of success for all students through active learning experiences and strong faculty involvement.
Demonstrated experience teaching and relating to students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with students, colleagues, staff, supervisors, and the community.
Bilingual competence in Spanish and English will be considered an asset.
Special Requirements of the Position
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include credit hours taught and/or full time or part time employment for each job listed in resume. (Full time employment is 30 hours or more a week anything less is considered part time employment.
Espina Campus (may intsruct at other campuses)
Appointment Full-time Equivalency
Target Salary Rate
$44,191 - 56,971 Commensurate with Qualifications
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)