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Assistant Professor – Welding

Posted on July 25, 2022
AFT Washington
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Not disclosed
Kirkland, WA
Applications accepted until position filled


This is an Annual Renewable position with the possibility of converting to Tenure Track. Develop and teach a variety of instructional objectives and courses related to the welding fabrication and maintenance program. This program leads to an AAS degree in welding fabrication and maintenance technology. Assist in evaluating and modifying courses when necessary to meet the needs of the changes in industry.


  • Plan and develop a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to the welding fabrication and maintenance program goals including appropriate general education requirements for degrees and certificates
  • Teach a variety of welding fabrication and maintenance courses
  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments; provide individual academic/professional-technical guidance and advising to students
  • Develop and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; model the communication, computation, and human relations skills required for employment in welding fabrication and maintenance fields
  • Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination
  • Develop classroom and laboratory procedures, including safety, in line with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures; assume and share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment made available
  • Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college grading requirements
  • Follow disciplinary procedures, as prescribed in college policy, and deal consistently and fairly with all students
  • Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students
  • Participate in self-improvement activities and staff development in the assigned instructional area and technical field
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of their area and relate specific applications to industry
  • Develop and maintain industry and/or community support for welding fabrication and maintenance programs by attending craft and advisory committee meetings and maintaining contact with industry for co-op job placement and follow-up activities
  • Develop, expand, revise, and update effective program materials; assist with program management
  • Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and academic faculty to identify general education learning needs for students in order to meet those needs
  • Supervise work study students and technical aides as assigned
  • Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality; other duties as assigned

In addition, full-time faculty will also:

  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Develop curriculum and develop and assess program and educational outcomes
  • Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities
  • Hold regular meetings of the program advisory committee
  • Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
  • Preform other professional activities as approved by the director or dean
About the employer: Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Build an exciting career helping students do the same. The college has a 60+ year history of providing quality technical and professional training to prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities. We are a public two- and four-year college, governed by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), that offers over 100 professional-technical degree and certificate options, including an associate of applied science degree and a baccalaureate degree in applied design, as well as customized business and industry training. We serve the Puget Sound region from our campuses in Kirkland and Redmond. Home to Microsoft, Nintendo, Boeing, and other prominent businesses, LWTech's employees enjoy living and working in a region offering an unsurpassed quality of life. We're one of Kirkland's largest employers with more than 700 full- and part-time staff. The college hires full- and part-time employees for various positions, including instructors, office and support staff, administrators, IT specialists, and maintenance and custodial staff.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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