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Non-Credit Adjunct Instructor - Welding


Non-Credit Adjunct Instructor - Welding

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/53011
  • Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
  • Strength Comm College Train Gr
  • Virginia Peninsula Community College

Title: Non-Credit Adjunct Instructor - Welding

Agency: Virginia Peninsula Community College

Location: Williamsburg - 830

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: Negotiable and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:

Virginia Peninsula Community College changes lives, empowers students to succeed, and enhances the social and economic vitality of the region through high quality education and workforce training, excellent service, and innovative partnerships.

Non-Credit Adjunct Instructors are required to provide instruction, support, assessment, and mentorship to Virginia Peninsula Community College’s non-credit learners. Non-Credit Adjunct Instructors are required to fully participate in the mission and community of the college. The major emphasis shall be on teaching, by working with non-credit program participants in classrooms, laboratories, clinical sites, field sites, distance learning, individual conferences, and related contexts to help learners develop their interest and abilities to the fullest.

Teaching Load
This Non-Credit Adjunct Instructor position is part-time and contracted on a course-by-course basis, as needed, and will not exceed 1500 contracted hours per year. Contracts may include a combination of teaching contact hours, classroom preparation and closure activities; curriculum design and lesson preparation; participant advising and support; and participant assignment assessment and evaluation. Teaching schedules may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and distance education classes based on course schedules and instructor availability. This position’s primary training location will be at the James City County Trades Center located in Toano, VA. Other training opportunities may also be available at VPCC’s Hampton campus.
Workforce development programs prioritize industry credential attainment and skill enhancement. Teaching experience is helpful, but not required. Professional experience and appropriate certification are critical. Our students expect to learn from seasoned professionals who can share their knowledge and relevant experience in the field. Students can be a mixture of novices, partially trained, or experienced technicians seeking a credential. Teaching positions are primarily in-person, but occasionally instruction may be hybrid, if necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience working as a Welder.
Specialized knowledge:
  • Knowledge of welding fillet welds in all positions using the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.
  • Knowledge of groove welds with backing plate using the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.
  • Knowledge of groove welds without backing plate using the SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.
  • Knowledge of open-root pipe using SMAW and GTAW processes.
  • Knowledge of setup and operation of Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting and Plasma Cutting equipment.
  • Knowledge of weld joint geometry and welding terminology.
  • Knowledge of basic welding drawings and Welding Symbols.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated teaching and educational facilitation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to apply welding theories to practical applications.
  • Ability to assess learner performance and progress and to provide appropriate feedback.
  • Ability to measure, assess and align learner outcomes within courses.
  • Ability to serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students.
  • Ability to plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
  • Ability to manage a class of 10, which includes live work, lectures and labs on site and off site.
  • Ability to promote higher-order thinking and problem solving among educational participants.
  • Ability to adhere to established standards for educational quality.
  • Ability to maintain complete, accurate educational records.
  • Ability to adapt to state requirements, local needs, and national trends.
  • Ability to use Email (Outlook), Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS Welder Certifications in SMAW/GTAW Pipe
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
  • Prior teaching or training experience in a workplace or community/technical college setting.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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