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Date Posted : 12/16/16

Welding Instructor (One or More Positions)
Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01892, 01902, 01905, 01903
Posting Date: 12/12/2016
Closing Date: 1/5/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Position Type: Contract Academic
Work Week: This is a ten-month (175-day) faculty position
Minimum Salary: $69,813.80 annually
Maximum Salary: $120,844.64 annually (maximum entry $85,525.04 per year)


Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are offered for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in all phases of welding and related areas. Example of courses include: Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Cutting, Brazing, Soldering, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Plasma Arc Cutting, CNC Plasma Arc Cutting, Carbon Arc Cutting, Blueprint Reading and Interpretation, Pipe Layout, Pipe fitting, and Metal Fabrication. The assignment will be made based on the successful candidate's experience, background and institutional need. This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning and using multiple teaching methodologies.Other duties include: participation in student recruitment and articulation of transfer programs for the welding program within the Engineering and Industrial Technology department; maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technology; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

Education and Experience:


Any Bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional experience;
OR – Any Associate degree AND six years of professional experience;
OR – Possession of a valid credential, which authorizes the full-time teaching of Welding at the California Community College level;
OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must submit an form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.
AND – A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES :The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population;• Ability to effectively work with students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic, and vocational goals;• Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via new modalities;• Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges and universities;• Ability to communication effectively, both orally and in writing;• Demonstrated ability to maintain subject matter currency;• Ability to assess student learning outcomes;• Knowledge of computers and willingness to explore new technologies that would benefit the program;• Knowledge of and commitment to the California community college mission;• Ability to obtain AWS CWI /CWE Certifications or the equivalent.


• Ability to provide leadership within the program and on college initiatives to improve student learning.• Ability and willingness to participate effectively in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to support students and the college.

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 5, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form• Current resume• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)• Statement of personal philosophy of teaching• Copies of legible transcripts• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form• Copy of sample syllabi

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: TBD• Interviews: TBD
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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