SOWELA Technical Community College

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Adjunct Instructor - NCCER Crafts


We are searching for an experienced Adjunct Instructor - NCCER Crafts at our Main Campus.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 


Conducts college-level, technically oriented courses. Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures, moderating classroom discussions, leading practical application labs, and administering and grading examinations.

Demonstrates and teaches subject matter in classroom and appropriate labs to students.  Maintains accurate grade and attendance records.  Maintains individual student progress data and ensures this is a part of the student’s permanent record.  Adheres to all laws pertaining to disclosure of student records.  Be available to students via email, phone and/or in person conference.  May mentor other staff or students.

Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks related to instruction, lab projects, and training. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Receives training or stays current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Participates in local business and industry activities to promote the program.

·         Develops clearly-stated course objectives and learning outcomes based on the provided curriculum, and/or assists in the development of curriculum as needed.

·         Utilizes an advisory committee to ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of the occupation are being taught. Coordinates 2 committee meetings per year.

·         Organizes instruction in classrooms, shops, and laboratories.

·         Responsible for student completion, placement, and retention rates ensuring that they meet college and industry standards.

·         Responsible for providing training in the competencies essential to success in the occupation including attitudes, job knowledge, safety, and other pertinent skills.

·         Evaluates follow-up data from completers and employers to obtain information concerning program effectiveness and relevance to improve the quality of the program where needed.

·         Attends meetings and prepares reports as necessary.

·         Maintains a clean, safe, and properly ordered work area, including tools, equipment, and training materials.

·         Other duties as required or assigned.


Please Note:

SOWELA plans to teach a combination of Concrete Reinforcing Ironwork & Carpentry Form Work. The class curriculum content will be NCCER Reinforcing Ironwork Level 1 and NCCER Carpentry Forms Level 3. Candidates with both Reinforcing Ironwork and Carpentry qualifications are preferred.

Required Qualifications:


Minimum Requirements:

Reinforcing Ironworker

·         Must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of Industrial experience. Preference is journeyman level with 3 years’ experience as a Reinforcing Ironworker.

o   Must be able to read and interpret concrete reinforcing blueprints

o   Must be able to use and demonstrate the use of reinforcing worker hand and power tools

o   Must be experienced in concrete reinforcing and capable of teaching concrete reinforcement safety

o   Possess a current NCCER Trainer certification in Reinforcing Ironwork or be able to obtain it.

·         Additional preferred experience

o   Teaching experience in reinforcing ironworker

o   Experience in rigging and rigging equipment

o   Experience in oxyfuel cutting and teaching oxyfuel cutting

Carpentry Forms

·         Must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of Industrial experience. Preference is journeyman level with 3 years’ experience as a Carpenter.

o   Must be able to read and interpret carpentry blueprints

o   Must be proficient in carpentry trade skills

o   Must be able to describe in detail the work of a carpenter and teach how to build concrete forms

o   Must have a knowledge of the properties of concrete

o   Must have a knowledge of the handling and placing of concrete

o   Must have experience of building concrete form work for foundations and slabs on grade

o   Must have experience of building vertical and horizontal form work.

o   Must be able to use and demonstrate the use of carpentry hand and power tools

o   Possess a current NCCER Trainer Certification in carpentry or be able to obtain one

·         Additional preferred experience

o   Teaching experience in carpentry

o   Experience in rigging and rigging equipment


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Adhere to all applicable Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) policies.

·         Must be able to instruct students in the completion of relevant projects.

·         Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment and computers, utilizing a variety of software is essential that includes but is not limited to the Internet, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Must effectively and appropriately use technology in the curriculum.   

·         Create a positive learning environment for students using innovative, effective and diverse teaching methods to engage students in their own learning and enhance student success.  Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural (including traditional, non-traditional and international students) and socio-economic backgrounds.

·         Demonstrates and encourages professional growth and improvement.  Demonstrates appropriate work ethic (attendance, cooperation, etc.).  Projects a professional attitude.  Maintains a professional appearance.

·         Maintains current standard reference books, periodicals, and manuals of a business, professional, technical, and industrial nature to facilitate the educational program objectives.

·         Maintains a healthful, safe, and secure classroom/lab environment. 

·         Requests adequate equipment and supplies to support the program.  Ensures all instructional equipment and supplies meet safety standards.

·         Ensures tests and other means of assessing the achievement of student are sufficiently accurate.

·         Individual must be a committed, motivated self-starter who is capable of initiating and completing work with little supervision and/or as a part of a team on larger projects.

·         Promotes technical and community college education.  Ability to make independent decisions demonstrating good judgment.

Physical Requirements / Efforts:

In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:

·         Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information.

·         Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

·         Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete assignments.

·         Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which may be in very small print.

·         Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines.

·         Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.

·         Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds.

Meeting the essential duties and responsibilities of this position is expected to require up to 20 hours a week maintaining a physical presence on campus. In some instances, this includes work on and off campus. Much of faculty work occurs at designated times each week (such as classes, office hours, meetings, etc.). However, the workload of a professional educator at the college level requires that the hours a faculty member fulfills their non-scheduled responsibilities will be based on effective communication and approval from one’s supervisor. Since the college offers learning opportunities seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, and because in certain instances faculty work can be accomplished off campus, an 8 to 5, Monday through Friday schedule may be impractical. Therefore, in these instances and upon approval by the instructor’s assigned supervisor, a typical faculty member may have a work schedule which varies from semester to semester (scheduled responsibilities) and week to week (non-scheduled responsibilities) to best accommodate student learning, professional development, and service to the college.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Employment Type: Temporary (Adjunct)

Contract Length: Semester


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