Job Opening: Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Currently Seeking Full-Time Manufacturing Technology Instructor – Application Deadline May 1, 2017

The following academic job opportunity is currently open.  If you are interested in this position, click on the individual website link (here) for a complete job description and to submit your application. For any other inquiries, please email human resources at [email protected].

Manufacturing Technology Instructor
Full Time, Tenure Track vacancy
Assignment to begin Fall 2017
Supervisor:  Karen Engelsen
Job description below:


Manufacturing Technology
Full-time probationary (Tenure Track)
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017


Begin: Fall 2017 Semester

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District and is located in the San Fernando Valley.  With an enrollment of approximately 18,000 students, LAVC offers a wide range of academic and career technical education programs and transfers its students to the campuses of the CSU and UC systems as well as private institutions.


The Technology Department of LAVC is looking to expand our program in the manufacturing area.  The department works closely with industry to provide high skill, high wage opportunities for students.


In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at LAVC focuses on creating pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer.  Faculty members at LAVC are expected to create a learning-centered environment that supports students in fulfilling their educational goals.  Seeking an instructors, full-time probationary (tenure track).  All instructors are required to teach fifteen hours per week.  The assignment involves curriculum development and evaluation, on-line course development, attendance of department and discipline meetings, professional activities, and college committee work.  Instruction may include day, evening, off-campus, and Saturday courses.  This is a ten month appointment; however, additional summer and winter assignments may be available.


  • Any Bachelor’s degree or higher and two year of professional experience;
  • OR any Associate degree and six years of professional experience.  Professional Experience must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment.


  • At least two years of manufacturing teaching experience in a college setting.
  • At least two of teaching machine tool technology experience in a college setting, including manual machining, CNC and Print Reading (MSCNC).
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and the assessment of student learning (e.g., Student Learning Outcomes).
  • Interest in and willingness to participate in college and department committees.
  • Effective communication skills with students and colleagues in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience working with high schools and other community partners.


  • Teaching the regular load of 15 hours of manufacturing and machine tool technology classes.
  • Participate as a member of grant writing teams for funding related to the disciplines.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the oversight of the manufacturing as well as machine tool technology programs, Student Learning Outcome assessment, program review, course revision, develop and disseminate strategies, resources and materials for teaching students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Participation in department and campus committees and activities.
  • Participating in recruitment events to attract more students into the program.
  • Assist in the implementation of activities related to meeting grant outcomes.
  • Perform other academic duties as assigned.


The current starting range is from $54,670 to $85,120 for the ten-month academic year depending on education and experience.  The Ph.D. differential is $3,440 per academic year.  The district provides an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents:



Interested persons must submit:

  1. Letter of interest, no more than two pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy;
  2. Current descriptive resume that summarizes how you meet the position qualifications;
  3. Three recent signed letters of recommendation (including phone/email contact information);
  4. Copy of all unofficial transcripts from accredited institutions (official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring).  Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other counties. You can obtain a listing of approved agencies at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing: .


Applications must be received by 4PM May 1, 2017.  Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail.

All application materials will be screened and a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in interviews.  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.  Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.  Please go to to file the application packet.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact: Tom Aduwo at [email protected].  If you have questions regarding the position please contact Laurie Nalepa at [email protected] .

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  LAVC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.  Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.


The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).


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