Clark College Published: March 5, 2018
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Clark College is currently in the concept development process for building a cutting edge Advanced Manufacturing Center that will co-locate our existing Machining, Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance and Welding programs. In addition to these existing programs, the college is actively seeking to add additional technical programs into a new space that will set Clark College apart from other community colleges as the region's go-to institution for Advanced Manufacturing education and training.

We are currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Machining Technology Instructor. Primary teaching duties include introduction to basic machine tool theory, precision measurement, setup & operation of manual lathes, vertical milling machines, live center and surface grinders. While the primary instruction will be related to manual machining, it is anticipated that some combination of CNC lathe and mill setup and operation, precision measurement, and/or tooling concepts will need to be taught. This position will also play an integral role in ensuring the relevancy and alignment of the Machining program with current machining industry standards, along with the development and implementation of the vision of the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Clark College. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 14, 2018.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

  • Position Responsibilities
    Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, or certificate.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.
  • Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
  • Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Eight years of work experience as a machinist.
  • Experience in beginning and advanced manual lathe and vertical mill operation.
  • Familiarity with current practices in the machining industry.
  • Experience in purchasing and inventory control of tooling, materials, and equipment.
  • Five years of teaching machine technology or training experience in machine shop environment. The five years can be a combination of both teaching and training.
  • Basic machine repair skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and willingness to contribute to college-wide projects.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements:
  • Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten years of work experience as a machinist.
  • Familiarity with current industry practices in advanced manufacturing environments.
  • Proficiency in setup and operation of Haas CNC milling machines, Haas ST10 CNC lathes, Hass TL-1 lathe, and Mastercam programming software.
  • Ability to teach elementary metallurgy lecture and lab courses for Machining and Welding students.
  • Ability to take on a leadership role within a team environment and see complex projects to successful completion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student engagement, motivation, and learning

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $51,500 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $71,976. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé including fives references.
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application
  • To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

    Application Deadline:
    Open until filled with priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by 3 p.m., April 6, 2018.

    Condition of employment:
    Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

    Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

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    If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

    Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


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