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Iowa Western Community College

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Application for Employment

Please send completed employment application and resume to:

Human Resources
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

For Professional Staff positions please include a minimum salary requirement in your cover letter. For all Faculty and Adjunct positions please include an IWCC Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts.

Welding Instructor


Basic Function and Responsibility:

This position will be responsible for delivering welding classes to students.   Knowledge will be required to teach the fundamental techniques and principles. The pathway also provides an overview of related topics, such as metallurgy and fabrication, layout, estimating and repair. Must be willing to teach a portion of the course hybrid (online) and in the evening.  Assignments may also include teaching at multiple sites during the course of a semester.  This instructor will also be responsible for course instruction, lab coordination and classroom management.  Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching classroom and laboratory sessions, curriculum development/restructuring, committee assignments, student academic advising, student recruitment, assessment of student learning, responsibility for materials and supplies, and budget management.  All candidates interviewed will be required to provide a teaching demonstration.

Typical Physical Demands:

Must be able to perform fabrication techniques in welding lab.  Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers.

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a classroom and in a lab that replicates a working welding environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.  Some travel may be required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help students achieve their educational and career goals
  • Promote, develop, and deliver quality education programs with the intent to retain students to graduation
  • Organize and teach labs as assigned by the academic dean
  • Develop and revise course and program curricula with the assistance of the dean
  • Assess student learning outcomes in courses each term
  • Collaborate with the department to analyze assessment of student learning data and develop course and program improvement plans
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation and revision of institution level student learning outcomes.
  • Promote, model, and enforce academic integrity
  • Advise students
  • Refer students to college resources
  • Actively participate in college life and activities, such as college committees and student organizations
  • Participate in department, division, and college meetings
  • Initiate and pursue a professional growth plan to maintain competency and knowledge of current research, practice trends in the field
  • Post student attendance, grades, and course syllabus to the college LMS in accordance with college timelines
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment
  • Be available in office for student assistance via email, phone, or conference
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA and Title IX regulations
  • Implement accommodations for ADA compliance
  • Demonstrate professional decorum with all members of the college and community
  • Undertake and timely complete additional duties as assigned, e.g. development of class schedules, budget development, course and program evaluations, committee assignments, reports, and equipment needs and evaluations

Other duties as assigned which may include:

  • Review faculty credentials in consultation with the Academic Dean
  • Review student transcripts upon request
  • Assist with instructor orientations
  • Assist the College with NACEP accreditation standards
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
  • Knowledge in metallurgy and fabrication, layout, estimating and repair.
  • Oxy-Acetylene and other welding techniques.
  • Proficiency and experience or significant work in the welding experience.
  • Effective organizational skills, particularly as they relate to the teaching-learning process
  • Capable of creating a classroom and lab environment which is conducive to student learning.
  • Strong motivation to work/serve under-prepared students.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.


Required:  Bachelor’s degree or 6000 hours of work experience. 


Required: Minimum of 6000 hours of work experience

Preferred:  Community college teaching experience is preferred.


Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays).

Job Duties:

Salary Range:


Application Deadline:

open until filled