Wood Technology Instructor

Laney College


Wood Technology Instructor

Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Application Deadline Date: June 21, 2022


Please visit: https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5980 for a comprehensive position profile and application instructions.  


Job Description Summary    

Instructors in Career and Technical Education (CTE) fields are expected to maintain their knowledge of industry trends and technical developments in their CTE discipline area.

Duties & Responsibilities    

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. 



Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives. 


• Teaches a variety of courses in the Wood Technology Department such as Wood Technology I-II, Furniture Cabinet Layout I-II, and Wood Technology Laboratory I-IV.

Develop and teach curricula relevant to the trades and crafts being served by the discipline including cabinetmaking, fixture making, furniture making, millwork, architectural millwork, sash and door construction, etc.

Provides classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines. 

• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and performance records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.


The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to, the following: 


• Leading efforts in the department to develop and work with an industry advisory board to validate curriculum and guide curriculum improvements; 

• Leading efforts in the department to place students in jobs in industry and track job placement data on an ongoing basis. 

• Leading efforts in the department to perform short term and long term planning, including preparation of annual unit plans and semi-annual program review documents; 

• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures; 

• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive collegiate program; 

• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District; 

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology; 

• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and 

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College. 


Minimum Qualifications    

Possession of any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years of professional experience in wood technology;


Possession of any Associate Degree from an accredited college AND six (6) years of experience in wood technology;


May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in wood technology.


(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).


The equivalent qualifications. 

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service. 

Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 


Desirable Qualifications    

Any certificate or license requirement for the field. 

Previous college-level teaching experience. 

Ability to teach the fundamentals and practices of wood technology.