Welding Faculty and Program Head

Rappahannock Community College   Warsaw, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 8, 2024
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Welding Faculty and Program Head

Job Description
Rappahannock Community College (RCC), founded in 1970, provides high-quality educational and training opportunities throughout a 12-county service region an hour east of Richmond on the beautiful western shore of the Chesapeake Bay with access to fresh local seafood and water activities. RCC delivers accessible and affordable educational opportunities, including for-credit transfer and career technical programs, robust distance education coursework, quality dual enrollment courses, and award-winning workforce training and credentialing programs. RCC’s annualized enrollment of 3,259 credit students and over 1,000 workforce and community development students are supported by over 120 full-time employees and 200 part-time/adjunct employees across two main campuses and four satellite sites.

RCC serves a rural and diverse 12-county area in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, whose mission is to provide inclusive access to exceptional training and educational opportunities meeting the community’s needs and preparing individuals for success as learners, employees, and citizens.

Are you someone who wants to help students achieve their educational and professional dreams?
RCC invites applicants to apply for the Faculty and Program Head – Welding position. The program head teaches, directs, and supervises, including curriculum analysis and planning, college-credit and credential career and technical education courses in the Welding program. Reporting to the Director of Professional and Technical Programs, the faculty and program head collaborates with members of the college community to advance the college in accord with its vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment with an excellent benefits package. The anticipated hiring range for this position is $56,000 to $68,000, commensurate with education and experience.

The College desires candidates with a commitment to the community college mission and experience working in a diverse student population, including adult learners and at-risk students. The successful candidate will be committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication. The college strives for a faculty of content experts who are also knowledgeable about best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning. Outreach and service to the college community (developing partnerships, academic advising, committee work and faculty governance) are required. Finalists will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration and demonstrate welding ability by completing a test plate.

The scope of the assigned responsibilities for this position includes teaching, leadership, management, development and support of the College’s Welding courses and program. The faculty and program head will be the primary instructor for Welding at the New Kent site and help manage all other welding locations. This position will teach both Dual Enrollment (High School students) and adult learners. The faculty and program head will also manage and lead instructors to make improvements based on assessment data, curriculum advisory committee feedback, industry needs, and student opinion data. This position is oriented toward the provision of excellent customer service, development of a proactive culture and active pursuit of creative approaches to problem-solving and seeking out new opportunities in the field that ultimately lead to student success.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent, and five years or more of welding experience. Working knowledge of welding shop safety practices and proper PPE, knowledge of metal fabrication, pipe fitting, and welding machine operation and maintenance. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and be able to intermittently stand, walk, bend, push, and pull for continuous hours. Knowledge of SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes. This position requires good eyesight that has to be correctible to 20/20. This is accomplished with glasses or a helper who lends a hand in the welding shield. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required. Must be competent with office computer and software programs such as MS Office, Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook. Demonstrates understanding of and passion for the community college mission. Preference will be given to candidates with considerable teaching experience at the community college level.

Additional Considerations: Industry certifications in welding. Associate’s degree or higher.

Special Instructions to Applicants
A FULLY completed VCCS employment application, CV, cover letter describing qualifications, and a complete, legible and updated set of unofficial transcripts are required to be considered for this position. Applications will only be accepted online through the VCCS application system and must be received on or before June 6, 2024. Resumes will not substitute for a completed state application.

For full description and to apply, visit: https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/73195

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

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