Washburn Tech Technical Instructor Vacancies

Vacancy - Technical Instructor – Building Technology LGHS

(Recruitment Number K001590817)

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for a grant-funded Building Technology technical instructor for the 2017-2018 school year. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. This is a 12-month, full-time position with benefits. The person hired will be assigned to Lawrence Gardner High School at the Kansas Department of Corrections (KJCC) in Topeka.  The person hired must satisfy a Kansas Department of Corrections background security screening and must attend standard basic training classes on KJCC security and safety procedures.  The person hired for the technical instructor position must attain NCCER Core, NCCER Plumbing Level I and Level 2, NCCER HVAC Level 1 and Level 2, NCCER Safety Orientation and OSHA Construction Industry Certifications within six (6) months of start date.

Technical Instructors are expected to be positive role models for students. Instruction shall be based on current state-of-the-art practices, including the potential of online teaching.

  • Participate in the development, organization, implementation and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Participate in developing standards for student admission, progression and program completion.
  • Develop course objectives, content and laboratory experiences.
  • Collaborate with other technical instructors to implement the course of study.
  • Teach both theoretical and practical learning experiences.
  • Select and maintain appropriate materials, audiovisuals and equipment to enhance student education.
  • Direct, guide and evaluate student performance in a laboratory setting.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Maintain student records pertaining to the program.
  • Evaluate each course one teaches and one’s own performance in teaching.
  • Assist in selection, recruitment, retention, evaluation, advising and counseling of program students.
  • Submit recommendations related to budget and purchases.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations and advisory committees.
  • Attend seminars, conferences and workshops.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships and constructive interaction with other technical instructors, both in the program and across the institution, and personnel of the school, cooperating agencies and community groups.
  • Serve as a member of committees as assigned.
  • Perform all other functions necessary for the proper operation of assigned courses.
  • Move and maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds.

REQUIRED:  High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Two years of experience (4000 hours) in construction.

PREFERRED:  Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or in a related field. Knowledge of HVAC.  Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, names and phone numbers of three professional references, transcript(s), college transcript(s), and copy of current credentials to kelly.mbyers@washburn.edu or mail to Kelly Mourning-Byers, Academic Affairs, Washburn University, 1700 SW College AVE, Topeka, KS  66621. Review of résumés will begin September 8, 2017, and continue until position is filled. Salary begins in the mid- $40K commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits package. 

Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To enrich education through diversity candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.