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WELDING: Contract Instructor (Continuing Education)
San Diego Community College District in San Diego, California
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Date Posted 07/03/2014
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Other
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 07/31/2014
Closing Date: 07/31/2014
Open Until Filled No
Classification Title WELDING: Contract Instructor (Continuing Education)
Working Title Associate Professor, Welding (Continuing Education)
Recruitment Limits  
Location Continuing Education
Pay Information

10 Month Assignment

The salary range is $5,071.30 – $5,808.03 per month. Initial placement on the salary schedule will be on Class 0 and will be related, in general, to the prevailing community salary rates for the occupational field in which the vocational instructor is required to have had experience up to the maximum step of “O”. The prevailing community rate will be determined by Human Resources through a survey of actual salaries paid in the San Diego metropolitan area. The vocational instructor will then be placed on the step of Class 0 which will provide a monthly salary rate reasonably comparable to the prevailing monthly community salary rate up to the maximum of Step “O”. Initial salary class placement and subsequent salary class advancement shall be predicated on the academic preparation of the vocational instructor at the time of first contract employment with the District.

Vocational instructors with earned Master degree at the time of initial contract employment may elect to be rated either with the above rules or the rules for arts and science instructors. Arts and Science placement would be between $5,329.73 – $6,803.29 per month.

Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parity using the Continuing Education salary schedule. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011).

For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

Position Equivalent FTE:


Job Duration 10
Position Number: 000138
FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit AFT/Cont Ed Faculty
Range (na)
Position Type Academic
Department Welding Services
The Position

The San Diego Community College District is accepting applications for an Associate Professor, Welding 100%, 10-month assignment.

The current vacancy exists at the Educational Cultural Complex and applicants should understand that they may be assigned to any Continuing Education campus.

Assignment may include day, evening, weekend hours, and/or off-campus responsibilities. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs. (This may be a split assignment between several campuses.)

In addition, applications accepted for this position may be considered for identical vacancies that occur throughout Continuing Education during the current academic year.

Major Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Dean, the Associate Professor teaches courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog descriptions and course outlines. The Associate Professor uses a variety of teaching methodologies in a structured class, a simulated work environment as well as in an open-entry/open-exit environment. The assignment includes: evaluating student progress to meet accountability standards; establishing effective working relationships with students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities; participating in curriculum design; developing lessons plans and teaching materials; assisting in planning and organizing program activities; implementing District policies, regulations, and procedures; demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills; serving on shared governance committees (e.g., hiring, student services, Academic Senate); maintaining liaison with industry and business community; participating in program review; using technology to deliver instruction and to prepare instructional materials; developing program goals and objectives; and participating in professional development activities on a regular basis (e.g., educational and/or industry related).
Associate professor will also be responsible for maintaining the classroom, department equipment and shop area, and for maintaining student records and other reports as required by District policy or state laws.


Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:


  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND two (2) years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; OR,
  2. An Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution AND six (6) years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; OR,
  3. Possession of a full-time, clear Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in Welding.

EQUIVALENCY: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience teaching or training welding in a simulated work environment and classroom setting, and/or business and industry setting.
  • Knowledge of current safety regulations and procedures, quality assurance procedures.
  • Knowledge of SMAW open root pipe welding codes.
  • Knowledge and skills in welding processes, including: SMAW, FCAW, (SS & GS), GMAW, GTAW,
    Structural fabrication theory and techniques, and blueprint interpretation.
  • Experience developing and evaluating training materials and/or curriculum, serving on committees, developing and promoting programs, and maintaining liaison with industry and the business community.
  • Skill in preparing lesson plans and teaching materials.
  • Knowledge of the current and emerging trends in welding.
  • Knowledge of current computer operations and applications, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, and internet multi-media presentations.
  • Experience incorporating computer and multi-media technologies into teaching to enhance student learning outcomes.
  • Skill in working cooperatively with staff, students, industry, and the community.
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations; analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; and clearly communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background.
Foreign Degree:

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.


[[If possess] California Community College Instructor Credential in Welding (valid for life)

Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions

Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

  1. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: Four (4) Professional References listed as part of your online application;
  4. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Legible transcripts that clearly state the institution name and degree(s) received. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document and then uploaded.

[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Conditions of Employment:


  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
Additional Information:

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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