Adjunct Trades Instructors (On-Ground) - Welding, IEM, Precision Machining, and Economics

State Fair Community College   Sedalia, MO   Part-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Are you passionate about hands-on education and eager to shape the future of skilled trades? State Fair Community College is seeking dynamic Adjunct Instructors for on-ground instruction in Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Precision Machining, and Economics. Join our team in Sedalia and inspire the next generation of professionals with your expertise. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to student success, SFCC offers the perfect environment to make a lasting impact. Apply today and be part of a vibrant community dedicated to excellence in education and workforce development!

Position Purpose: Adjunct instructors are responsible for teaching assigned courses within their respective programs, which include Welding Technology, Precision Machining, Industrial Maintenance, and Economics. They report to the Dean of Career & Technical Education or relevant department heads.

Essential Job Functions:

  • General Duties:
    • Conduct engaging and effective classroom lectures and/or online discussions.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student engagement and participation.
    • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.
    • Provide timely and constructive feedback on student assignments and exams.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student performance.
    • Collaborate with lead instructors and department staff on curriculum development and improvement.
    • Utilize educational technology, including Canvas LMS, Starfish, and other relevant tools.
    • Meet SFCC expectations for in-service attendance and mandatory training completion.
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Lead Instructor, and Associate Dean.
  • Welding Technology:
    • Conduct welding classes covering techniques like Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and Flux Cored Arc Welding.
    • Develop and deliver instructional materials and hands-on activities.
    • Supervise students in the welding lab and maintain program facilities and equipment.
  • Precision Machining:
    • Teach courses such as Introduction to Machining, CNC Machining, Lathe and Milling Machine Operation, and Computer-Aided Manufacturing.
    • Ensure timely responses to student emails and maintain an updated grade book.
  • Industrial Maintenance:
    • Instruct courses like Industrial Mechanics, Fluid Power, Electrical Control Circuits, Motor Controls, and PLCs.
    • Maintain communication with lead instructors and directors and meet attendance and grade entry deadlines.
  • Economics:
    • Conduct classroom lectures, facilitate in-person and online discussions and engage students in hands-on activities and interactive instruction on economic topics such as demand and supply, market structures, costs of production, and comparative advantage.
    • Provide a current course syllabus, engage in and report course outcomes assessments, maintain communication with lead instructor, and meet attendance and grade entry deadlines.

Required Qualifications:

  • General Requirements:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to interact positively with a diverse range of people both on and off-campus.
    • Commitment to the philosophy and mission of the community college.
  • Welding Technology:
    • Minimum of a Welding Certificate with five years of welding experience OR
    • Associate degree in a Welding-related field with two years of welding experience.
    • College-level instructional experience preferred.
  • Precision Machining:
    • Associate degree in a related technical field with at least 3 years of pertinent work experience OR
    • Five years of pertinent work experience OR
    • Completed one level higher MINS and an Associates Degree in a technical related field
  • Industrial Maintenance:
    • Bachelor’s degree in an Industrial Technology-related field with five years of experience or ten years of experience in Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology, maintenance procedures, troubleshooting, quality control and management, total productive maintenance, OSHA, NEC.
  • Economics:
    • Master’s degree in Economics OR
    • Master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate hours in Economics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent sitting with occasional walking, standing, and stooping.
  • Occasional need to lift objects up to 10 pounds.
  • Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools.
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • Commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.

*Completed applications will include SFCC application, cover letter, resume and if applicable transcripts. Employment will require a criminal background check at College Expense. Preference is given to Missouri applicants.

AA Statement: SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs, and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and retention of students.

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