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Assistant Professor Welding Machining and Manufacturing Discipline Lead

Company name
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Education, Manufacturing

Posted on
Feb 05, 2022

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Missoula College at the University of Montana in Missoula offers degrees, certificates and workforce training across disciplines within the Manufacturing Sector, Including:

Two Year Associates of Applied Science in Welding

One Year Certificate of Applied Science in Welding

One Year Certificate of Applied Science in Precision Machining

One Year Certificate in Manufacturing

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will serve as the overall discipline lead and primary faculty member, overseeing all of the Degrees, Certificates, and Workforce Training efforts for the areas of Welding, Machining, and Manufacturing.

Role and Responsibilities

Serve as the primary contact for all programs within the Discipline

Implement the mission, goals, and objectives of the related degrees, certificates, and workforce training of the discipline into the curriculum.

Conduct on-going program assessment and develop plans to improve didactic and lab education.

Teach program courses both face to face and online.

Maintain current knowledge of the welding/machining/manufacturing profession and educational methodologies. Insure that units of instruction follow syllabi which clearly state measurable objectives, student activities, learning resources, time allotment, grading criteria, and student evaluation methods.

Work to identify, recruit, and retain qualified faculty for all degrees, certificates, and workforce training.

Organize and assign teaching workload for various classes and lab oversight, in consultation with the Administration.

Engage in professional development opportunities on emerging industry trends, technology, teaching pedagogy, curriculum development, or other related areas as needed

Serve as the primary Industry contact with related partners

Work to recruit and regularly engage Industry advisory board members to provide program updates, curriculum improvement assistance, and facilitate greater Industry participation

Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree or minimum of six years related Industry Experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Relevant Industry experience related to the discipline with Industry Recognized Certifications or Credentials

Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, and Power Point;

Expected to learn and utilize the University of Montana learning management system for classes as well as grading and attendance;

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, alumni, employers, faculty, and staff

The ability to work and solve problems collaboratively and maintain a sense of cordiality in the workplace (Move to qualifications)

Knowledge of the relevant Industry Certifications associated within the Manufacturing sector including but not limited to; the American Welding Society (AWS), The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, or expected completion within tenure probationary period

Knowledge of Two-Year Education and its mission and goals

Previous teaching experience within a secondary, post-secondary, or workforce training institution.

Current certifications or ability to obtain credentials through relevant recognized Industry standards, including but not limited to; the American Welding Society (AWS), The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), or others.

Prior experience developing, modifying, and implementing curriculum and/or other workforce training

About Missoula College, UM

, and Missoula

Missoula College offers two-year degree, certificate, and workforce education programs for the University of Montana. UM is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Missoula College

University of Montana

Video: Mission First, People Always

UM on YouTube

City of Missoula

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Destination Missoula

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

The State of Montana

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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.

In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference -

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References -

*References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing -

Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility -

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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