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Adjunct Instructor - Machining
Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana
Date Posted 07/23/2021
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Construction & Building Trades
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Adjunct Instructor, Industrial Machine Technology

Trades and Industrial Arts

Temporary, non-benefit eligible position, and employment is determined on a course by course, contract basis

Pay is determined by the number and type of credits taught

Open Until Filled

The Adjunct is responsible for teaching courses in the Industrial Machining Technology CAS and AAS programs. Courses may include alternative delivery methods; day, evening, or weekend times. This position will teach classes that may include: Introduction to CNC Lathe and Mill, Advanced CNC and Mill, Solidworks, and Precision Measurement.

  • Provides career oriented instruction and support to students to assist them in the development and/or improvement of Industrial Machine Technology skills
  • Provides quality instruction by using effective lesson plan development and strategies
  • Fosters positive student and community relations
  • Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements
  • Integrates subject area with other related curricula
  • Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies
  • Works professionally with college faculty and staff to aid with the educational process
  • Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment
  • Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment as directed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Reports to Director, Trades and Industrial Arts
  • Associate's degree or higher in an Industrial Machine Technology related field OR completion of a professional or certified Machining program, AND
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in machining or in a related field
  • Associate's degree or higher in a Machine Technology related field
  • Proven knowledge of the Machining industry
  • Experience teaching in a secondary, post-secondary or higher education environment
  • Experience in differentiated instruction for diverse student populations
  • Five or more years of experience in machining
  • Ability to effectively teach content material
  • Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the community
  • Demonstrated skill in creating and managing a work climate of collaboration, collegiality and team work
  • Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships
  • Strong commitment to providing quality customer service and collaboration by creating a welcoming and supportive environment for a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work with students, colleagues, and supervisor in a collaborative and professional manner
  • Ability to work within and support policies and procedures of FVCC
  • Ability and willingness to serve as an ambassador for the College by interacting appropriately with the college community and community
  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships with staff, students, and public
  • Ability to follow and issue instructions
  • Demonstrated communication, presentation, educational service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
  • Ability to occasionally work non-traditional schedules for events, including evenings, and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to respond in the event of an emergency
  • Ability to perform a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted for open positions. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.
Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application (NOTE: FVCC's applicant tracking system will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload before you click the Apply button.) :
  • Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; AND
  • A current, comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae; AND,
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees held AND/OR Professional Certifications (if more than one transcript or certification, combine and upload as one document). As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all d degrees held and applicable certifications to FVCC HR prior hire. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.), AND
  • Three professional references, with complete contact information, must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's work experience, skills, and work behaviors and supervisory experience. Do not list family and friends for professional references.
EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.

FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.
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