Instructor - Machine Tool Technology (42992)

Dunwoody College of Technology

United States

May 29, 2022


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Dunwoody College of Technology - Minneapolis, MN

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$57,500.00 - $62,500.00 Salary/year

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Dunwoody College of Technology is currently seeking a full-time instructor to teach in the Machine Tool program. Successful candidates will have a high level of industry experience relevant to the courses, as well as a desire to reinforce the mission and vision of our growing Machine Tool Program.

Primary Objective As one of our Machine Tool instructors you will be responsible for initiating the teaching and learning process with a focus on continuous improvement; creating an environment in which students can accomplish the learning competencies of the course of instruction; maintaining, updating, designing and developing new curriculum. The result should be students' abilities to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to strengthen the profession.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain curriculum within the college's worldwide instructional design system.
  • Instill professional principles, skills, and work ethics.
  • Work with students both in theory and lab to fabricate parts to print specifications.
  • Monitor and assess technical and academic progress and performance through college attendance and grading recording systems.
  • Assist with the maintenance of shop equipment when required.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Course Descriptions:

    MACH1110 – Machine Tool Fundamentals Lab Manufacturing of parts through layout and bench work, includes the use of band saws, drill presses, surface grinders, manual lathes and vertical mills. Basic principles in metal-cutting technology includes threading, tapers, knurling, boring, radii cutting and milling procedures such as squaring stock, the use of rotary table and the many other milling and turning operations.

    MACH1120 – Machine Tool Fundamentals Theory Identification, recognition and calculations associated with basic principles in metal-cutting technology including machine feeds and speeds, threading, tapers, knurling, boring, radii cutting and milling and turning procedures.


  • Facilitates learning activities so that students learn the principles, theory, skills, and work ethic necessary to become proficient for entry level positions.
  • Creates a positive learning environment.
  • Monitors, assesses and advises learner on technical and academic progress and performance.
  • Uses current academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction.
  • Develops and upgrades lesson material, training aids and maintains equipment within assigned course of instruction.
  • Assists in the recruitment and placement of learners.
  • Leads the process of maintaining equipment and recommends new equipment purchases within assigned program.
  • As a part of a team, designs and develops new curriculum within assigned program.
  • Provides support, coaching, and guidance to faculty members.
  • Participates in industry and/or professional organizations in order to maintain and enhance program health and academic integrity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Pedagogy: Exhibits competence. Is student centered, adapts/reflects student needs. Is experiential/hands on. Promotes student's academic and professional development
  • Curriculum: Relevant to current industry expectations. Compliant with professional and programmatic accreditation standards. Competencies addressed in presentations, syllabi, assignments. Syllabi are submitted in a timely fashion. Assessment of students is objective and replicable. Applied in an organized, deliberate manner. Allow for intentional flexibility and innovation
  • Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues. Effectively presents creative ideas of others. Has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
  • Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions. Sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data. Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
  • Courage : Has difficult conversations as necessary. Provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others. Is a good judge of talent.
  • Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues . Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
  • Personal/Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all. Treats direct reports equitably. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose. Adheres to Dunwoody's core values. Is widely trusted - Keeps confidences and admits mistakes. Practices attentive and active listening. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself.

  • Associate's degree in Machine Tool Technology or related field OR
  • Specialized certification or advanced industry certification(s) and a minimum of 6000 hours of industry experience
  • Strong PC skills, including experience with Microsoft Office suite programs; database management skills