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2 May 2023

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty – Mechanical Design

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty – Mechanical Design

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Adjunct

Job Number: AdjProfMechDesign

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: Instruction

Closing: Continuous

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees, and 80 professional certificates in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation in 2018 and is proud to be a Military Friendly School. LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council.

This adjunct professor will teach a more advanced course, in the two-year Mechanical Design Technology degree program (AAS-T). This course covers the application of advanced engineering skills to create complex digital models and detail drawings of parts from engineering sketches with emphasis on ASME, DOD and ISO standards. This course focusses on applying SolidWorks to various methods of part manufacturing.

The Mechanical Design Technology program prepares students for roles as mechanical drafters, designers, and technicians in mechanical engineering companies including aerospace, transportation, medical, product design, and industrial manufacturing.

In order to strengthen the program and to successfully prepare students for successful roles in industry, it is vital that this adjunct professor proactively works collaboratively with everyone in the Mechanical Design Technology program. Opportunities may arise to work with professors in other programs as well. This position supports the lead faculty for Mechanical Design Technology.


• Excellent classroom management skills, working with students. Positive and motivating.
• Excellent at working in a cooperative and collaborative way with fellow faculty members.
• Proficient in advanced applications of SolidWorks for mechanical engineering fabrication, including but not limited to machining, casting and sheet metal.
• Proficient in dimensioning and tolerancing per industry standards (ASME Y14.5-2009).
• Able to share on the job experiences
• Able to lead students through understanding the design process.
• Able to teach Technical Problem Solving and learning from Failure.
• Able to lead students through understanding basic design principles that determine the form fit and function of designs.
• Experienced with using rapid prototyping equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters preferred.
• Understanding of machining processes and equipment (such as lathe, mill etc.) preferred.


• High School diploma, bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.
• 2 years related work experience
• College teaching experience preferred
• Industry certifications preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must have sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations
• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual

Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. The salary for part time faculty contracts shall be based upon the number of credits assigned the faculty member, the type of class taught, and the rates contained in the part time faculty salary schedule currently in effect and labeled Appendix B.

Step A ranges from $675.36 – $2.026.08
Step B ranges from $710.74 – $2,132.22
Step C ranges from $775.27 – $2,175.93
Step D ranges from $795.04 – $2,385.12
Step E ranges from $795.04 – $2,385.12

Once part-time faculty have worked 50% full-time or more for two consecutive quarters(with LWTech or combined with other community/technical colleges), Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day (Prorated based on % of FTE) effective upon employment. Employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition ( 50% of FT or more for two consecutive quarters), reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/


• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal Authorization to work.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at https://www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.


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