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Temporary Full-time Instructor – Composite Materials Technology

Kirtland Community College, with instructional facilities located in the northeastern lower peninsula of Michigan, is seeking qualified applicants to instruct a pilot program in Composite Materials Technology.  Employment may be extended if the pilot is successful.  Responsibilities include assisting in the development of and direct classroom instruction in courses preparing students to fabricate lightweight, structurally strong, composite assemblies for a variety of applications.  The individual in this position must be able to communicate effectively with students, college personnel, and outside agencies utilizing both interpersonal and technical methodologies.  This position requires an instructor who is broadly knowledgeable of the current state of composite materials technology, is able to communicate that knowledge, and who is able to assess, prepare, and adapt the program for ongoing technological change.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Faculty responsibilities are governed by the provisions of the Master Agreement; those listed below are representative only.)

  • Instruct, evaluate, and counsel students.  Provide individual assistance as appropriate to meet student needs.
  • Maintain state of the art knowledge as it relates to this subject area.
  • Investigate and initiate new teaching/learning strategies that reflect current technology and methods, assist in curriculum development and implementation for purposes of meeting trends in composite materials technology education.
  • Plan, prepare, and organize instructional materials.
  • Plan, supervise, and evaluate student classroom experience.
  • Prepare, maintain, and timely file required student records.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of program materials, supplies and equipment, evaluate future needs and make recommendations and requests for upgrades and improvements.
  • Advise the dean responsible for occupational programs of student progress and other matters related to student welfare.
  • Assist in preparing class schedules.
  • Be present and/or available for student contact as required by contract and the needs of the program.
  • Communicate with part-time faculty for purposes of coordination/application of instruction in the classroom and/or online setting, foster and maintain a collegial teaching and learning environment.
  • Act as liaison to outside agencies, work with the program advisory committee, and coordinate state and national regulations and requirements with program and course curriculum.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Serve on committees, attend meetings, and engage in such other activities that serve to promote the educational programs.

SUPERVISION – Works under the direct supervision of the Associate Dean of Occupational Programs

ATTENDANCE- Individuals in this position are expected to be generally present and/or available for instructional purposes or college business when and as required by contract, policy, or reasonable direction of the dean.  Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation essential to faculty duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS – Conditions combine those of a typical college-level classroom and office, and a materials fabrication facility.  The ability to demonstrate the safe and effective operation of complex fabrication equipment and the handling of metals, plastics, and special fabrics in the assembly of components is essential.  Individuals in this position must be cognizant of student’s understanding and progress, able to communicate effectively with students and associated professionals, and able to operate technical and communications equipment in a modern classroom or online environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science Engineering or a related field
  • A demonstrated understanding of such skills as machining, metal forming, painting & finishing, CAD, composite bagging and autoclaving operations, and the like is required.
  • Three or more years of recent work experience in the field, or experience and education commensurate with the requirements of the position.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in an educational setting

JOB DIMENSIONS - Knowledge of Work, Performance Results, Planning and Organizing, Impact, Persuasiveness, Self-Reliance, Sensitivity, Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative, Stress Tolerance, Professional Self-Development, Analysis, Judgment, Decisiveness, Commitment to the College , Teamwork, Dependability, Informal Communication, Written Communication, Oral Presentation Skills, Influence

SALARY – Current bachelor’s prepared faculty receive a base compensation for 32 weeks of instruction of $39,460 to $61,989.   Kirtland Community College provides an extensive medical, dental, vision, retirement, and professional benefit package. The current 2013-2016 Kirtland Master Agreement may be viewed at:

STARTING DATE -New faculty contracts begin August 10, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE - Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2014, or until the position is filled.  You may remit your application materials via mail, fax, email, or hand delivery.  Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and credentials, and three letters of professional reference to:

Human Resources Department
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
989-275-5000, ext. 239 or 271
Fax:  989-275-8210

An equal opportunity employer

For further information please contact: Kathy Barber