Assistant Professor, Welding
Trade and Industry Department
Full or Part Time
Hours per week
Number of Months
Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Starting salary range: $53,413.02 – $83,562.16 annually. An annual stipend of $1,306 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.
Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/salaryinfo and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.
The Assistant Professor, Welding will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of Welding. Specifically, these courses may include shielded metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; gas metal arc welding; flux cored arc welding; plasma cutting; and oxy-fuel cutting, welding, brazing, and soldering on carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and other industrial metals on plates and pipes in all positions.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Complete details may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor, Welding, will be responsible for maintaining a safe and clean environment while teaching all classes in the welding curriculum, professional growth in the discipline, participating in student activities, ordering supplies, and developing partnerships with industry through site visits and advisory committee meetings.
In addition to the teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours; curriculum and program development, planning, and maintenance; development and assessment of student learning outcomes; full participation in department activities; and participation in college governance.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
a) A Bachelor’s in any discipline and two full-time equivalent years of professional experience.
b) An Associate’s in any discipline and six full-time equivalent years of professional experience.
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above.
Candidates who do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application, must complete and attach the Equivalency Qualifications Form ( www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/equivalency.pdf ).
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Candidates who have earned degrees from foreign institutions are required to submit both official translations and course-by-course evaluations of their transcripts that have been prepared by a certified U.S. credential review service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services ( NACES ). Visit www.naces.org for a list of current members.
Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
• Bachelor’s degree in education or vocational education.
• Certified Welding Inspector certification.
• Welding certification from the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or Federal Aviation Administration in all processes.
• Ability to successfully instruct students of a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Community college teaching experience.
• Professional association membership and involvement.
• Commitment to a learning-centered college.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in the discipline of welding and its instructional program through professional development.
Licenses and/or Certificates
See Preferred Qualifications section
Complete working conditions may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, 10-month-per-year tenure-track position. Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Complete terms of employment may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. All full-time faculty are enrolled in STRS (State Teachers Retirement System).