Machine Tool Technology Evening Adjunct Instructor


Machine Tool Technology Evening Adjunct Instructor

(Temporary, Part-Time)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville is accepting applications for a part-time temporary instructor to teach in the Machine Tool Technology program.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED
Proficient in the use of vertical and horizontal milling machines, computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines such as Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machine), Die Sinker EDM, the Bridgeport Machine Center, Programming and Auto CAD Level 1 and 2. 
NIMS certification or a desire to achieve NIMS certification 
Experience using Solid Works. 
Demonstrated effective communication and organization skills
Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with students, the public, and other employees
Strong customer service skills
Computer skills including general knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications                                                    

Graduate of an accredited Machine Tool technical program
Earned Associates Degree from an accredited institution
Teaching experience
Knowledge of Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies and procedures
Skill in managing deadlines and working in a team-oriented environment
Willingness to continue education

General Duties: 

Provide instruction to students in all areas of the Machine Tool Technology program curriculum
Monitor, grade, and evaluate individual students’ progress
Maintain appropriate records and submit timely reports
Develop job placement opportunities for graduates
Maintain good public relations with business and industry
Recruit support from business and industry
Work in cooperation with TCAT Knoxville Machine Tool Technology instructor team to provide an optimum training experience


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices in the Machine Tool Technology occupation, knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment used; considerable knowledge of the principles and methods of good teaching and supervision; as evidenced by a rating of education and experience.  Physically able to lift, stoop, stand, and walk to demonstrate and perform all work based projects required.  Ability to administer written and performance tests to measure progress, and maintain student records and attendance in a timely manner.  Ability to deal tactfully with students, the public, and co-workers; ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly, and, ability to plan and direct the work of others.  Assist in the recruitment and placement of students. 

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**The hiring of this position is contingent upon the program securing sufficient class enrollment numbers.

Application Deadline