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Electrician Instructor

Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham, WA Full-time
Posted on December 28, 2018

Electrician Instructor

Salary: See Position Description
Location :Bellingham, WA
Job Type: Full-Time Faculty
Job Number: 2019-00002
2/13/2019 5:00 PM Pacific


Bellingham Technical College invites applications for one full-time, annually contracted Instructor position within our Electrician program. Continuation of this position will be reviewed each fiscal year and is dependent upon funding. The position reports to the Dean of Professional Technical Education and is anticipated to begin in September, 2019. Position contingent upon enrollment.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse college student population with a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences. Instructors are responsible to plan, teach, and manage student learning in all assigned portions of the program including classroom and lab instruction according to approved course study, state guidelines, program accreditation standards, and advisory committee recommendations.  
The teaching schedule will vary based on student and college needs and is expected to include instructional strategies that use in-person, simulation, blended, online, and hands on techniques.

Position Duties & Responsibilities


  • Plan, develop and teach coursework including theory and lab instruction that are part of the Electrician two-year Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degrees and/or related certificates;
  • Follow the academic schedule as approved by the Dean; teach assigned courses at the times and dates specified by the academic schedule;
  • Apply necessary components of math, human relations, computer skills, and communications in the technical curriculum;
  • Provide timely and accurate assessment feedback to students;
  • Plan, supervise, and evaluate students' progress;
  • Maintain related student records, evaluations, and progress reports;
  • Develop, update and revise curriculum and lesson plans; conduct classroom discussions, lectures and demonstrations;
  • Advise students on academic and professional challenges or refer to appropriate resources on or off campus.
  • Hold office hours;
  • Participate in student recruitment activities;
  • Consult with other college faculty and staff on issues relevant to students' success and retention;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of institutional effectiveness and outcome measures related to courses;
  • Follow disciplinary procedures as prescribed and interact consistently and fairly with all students;
  • Adapt to changing teaching schedules and situations (on campus, online, hybrid, etc.) as required by program;
  • Effectively use computer applications where appropriate, including learning management systems;
  • Adhere and ensure compliance with applicable safety laws;
  • Participate in community outreach activities;
  • Participate in program and campus events; 
  • Serve on campus-wide committees;
  • Effectively work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  • Demonstrate respect for others;
  • Coordinate with members of the program advisory committee to ensure the program training meets industry needs;
  • Work within College guidelines in purchasing supplies for the Electrician program and assist in maintaining the program budget;
  • Work collaboratively as part of the Electrician program;
  • Demonstrate and model professional work standards: conduct, work ethics, positive interpersonal skills, problem solving, teamwork within the college and department;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to Bellingham Technical College's Mission;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Specialty Electrician Certificate plus two or more years of full-time industry experience or four years of related experience in the electrical industry;
  • Current knowledge of National Electric Code and electrical theory including residential, commercial, and industrial wiring methods and materials;
  • Able to use the internet, Word, email, and other computerized instructional technology;
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
New instructors must complete industrial first aid/CPR and maintain vocational certification as required by the Washington State Law and Bellingham Technical College rules.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 01 Journeyman Electrician license, Washington State Master Electrician or Electrical Administrator certificate;
  • AAS degree or higher;
  • Completion of a state approved electrician apprenticeship program;
  • Teaching or training experience;
  • Supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below represent the characteristics and performance expectations of the position. Applicants do not necessarily need to enter the position with all of these knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of area of specialty including the National Electric Code, residential, commercial, and industrial wiring methods and materials;
  • Knowledge of and the ability to articulate basic and complex circuit logic on paper and in a live lab environment.
  • Knowledge of jobsite safety including but not limited to: heights, confined spaces, hazardous locations, Lock out tag out, arc flash, and tool / equipment use.
  • Knowledge of current educational teaching methods and strategies;
  • Knowledge of institutional accreditation, planning, and continuous quality improvement;
  • Knowledge, understanding, support, and commitment of the Bellingham Technical College Mission.
  • Strong classroom management skills;
  • Excellent curriculum development skills;
  • Effective skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds and persons with physical and/or learning disabilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills;
  • Excellent collaborative skills;
  • Creativity and presentation skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Time management skills;
  • Participate in professional development activities to remain current in program field and skills. 
Ability to:
  • Use educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver high-quality instruction (i.e. online, hybrid, and accelerated course formats, course software such as Canvas, video, ITV, etc.);
  • Develop strong computer software skills, including MS Office Suite and learning management systems;
  • Anticipate and adapt to the dynamically changing arena of post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions;
  • Organize and effectively apply current and various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly;
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts;
  • Work effectively with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population;
  • Work effectively in a participatory governance environment;
  • Develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different instructional modalities;
  • Participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges, and universities;
  • Maintain subject matter currency;
  • Develop Student Learning Outcomes and to determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes;
  • Utilize technology in the delivery of instruction and willingness to explore new technologies for instruction and learning;
  • Work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and a community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at-large;
  • Work with business, industry, and other educational institutions, and government agencies to establish partnerships;
  • Work closely with Accessibility Resources for students with accommodation needs;
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of student records;
  • Work independently and on a flexible schedule;
  • Obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.


Supplemental Information

Salary Statement:
Salary range is typically $47,998 to $60,804 for an applicant with minimal levels of teaching and education experience and is based on a typical teaching schedule of 10 months, September through June, 187.5 days. High end of range is $70,432 for those with at least 14 years of previous related teaching and/or experience and advanced educational degrees. Final placement is determined according to the current negotiated working agreement and based on an evaluation of work and/or teaching experience. Additional optional compensation may be paid above the 187.5 day contract rate subject to terms of the collective bargaining agreement.   Additional summer contract and compensation would be paid for summer quarter if program is in session and an assignment is available. The position is also eligible for the State of Washington State insurance and retirement benefits package.

Other Employment Information:
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Bellingham Educational Association (BEA).

Application Procedures and Deadline:
Required application materials must be submitted on-line at and received by 5 p.m. on February 13, 2019 PST, for priority consideration. Application materials received after this may be considered until the position is filled. More information about Bellingham Technical College is at or contact the Human Resources office at 360 752-8354.  BTC is not currently sponsoring H-1B Visa's.

Required Online Application Materials: (Prefer Word or PDF file for required attachments)

  • Completed BTC on-line Employment Application including supplemental questions;
  • Attach current resume;
  • Official transcripts of any degrees listed and copies of licenses will be required upon hire, but not as part of the application process;
  • Applicants selected for initial interviews will be expected to provide a teaching demonstration as part of the interview process.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on March 4, 2019.