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Instructor, Welding

Des Moines Area Community College
Job Location:
Ankeny, Iowa
Construction and Building Trades
JOB SUMMARY: Hiring for a 12-month and a possible 9-month position. Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings. Assignment may include evening or off-campus teaching, individualized and/or competency-based instruction and/or online/distance learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Teaches assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi. Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students. Fosters a safe and civil learning environment. Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials. Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies. Works collegially in an academic environment; participates in College and program projects, events, and committee work, including advisory committee activities and advising student organizations. Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required. Maintains established office hours and is otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom. Participates in the ongoing development and revision of curriculum and course materials and competencies, and in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment. Advises students regarding their academic needs and refers them for additional assistance as needed. Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students. Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.

Associate degree or diploma in subject area or AWS certification.3 years non-teaching related work experience. Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning. Experience in curriculum development and learning assessment.

    • Forward reach 
    • Grip 
    • Stand
    • Neck flexion 
  • Ability to be mobile 
  • Bend
  • Hand coordination 
  • Overhead reach 
  • Neck extension 
Maximum Occasional:
  • Lift of 65 lbs floor to knuckle 
  • Lift of 16 lbs knuckle to shoulder 
  • Horizontal push/pull of 100 lbs 
  • Carry of 50 lbs x 60 ft 
Maximum Frequent:
  • Lift of 32 lbs floor to knuckle 
  • Bend
  • Crouch 
  • Kneel 
  • Fine motor/foot coordination
  • Neck rotation 
  • Lateral reach 
  • Climb
  • Sit 
Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

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