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Company: San Juan College
Location: Farmington, NM
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



This position is responsible for developing and delivering dual credit courses and for instruction in other School of Energy courses as assigned including on-line and face to face classes. The position is also responsible for assisting with maintaining good relations with area high schools, assisting in planning for dual credit courses, evaluating curriculum and developing new curriculum, and assisting in student outreach events such as career fairs.

Duties and Responsibilities


• Serves as lead or assistant instructor for courses as assigned. Prepares lectures, labs and assignments. Monitor and records student attendance. Delivers curriculum. Maintains labs and equipment. Grades assignments.

• Communicates with students, potential students, and local high school and school district representatives regarding course content, scheduling, registration and payments.

• Collaborates with other instructors and program coordinators to develop schedules for trainings.

• Collaborates with Dean, other SOE staff, and others to maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with local K-12 schools and school districts.

• Collaborates in the creation of new and updated courses.

• Travels to high schools, career fairs, and other locations to develop and deliver site specific training, to promote SOE programs, and to promote SOE students and graduates for internships and employment.

• May assist in resolving student issues.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of industrial safety standards, priorities, and best practices.

• Knowledge of manufacturing operations

• Knowledge of electric power industry operations.

• Knowledge of oil and gas industry operations.

• Knowledge of business and college operating principles.

• Skill in time management

• Skill in oral and written communication, specifically including the ability to read, interpret and present safety related regulations in common language and the ability to explain concepts in multiple ways.

• Computer skills to handle various college systems and to access information online.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Dean of the School of Energy assigns work in terms of program goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of program activities.


Guidelines include Technology Advisory Council guidelines, OSHA and other safety standards, and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position may develop program guidelines.


• The work consists of varied instructional duties, administrative duties related to instruction, and a large amount of communications interface with students and high schools. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to provide high quality instruction and to promote the growth and development of the School of Energy's programs through the success of students in classes, particularly dual credit classes. Success in the position contributes to the efficient and effective education of students and to the safe operations and overall success of the college.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, industry representatives, and members of the general public.

• Substantial time will be spent communicating with students and high school staff about the content of SOE dual credit classes to encourage participation and success in dual credit classes.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, to negotiate or settle matters, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while standing in front of a class, while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, and stooping. The employee occasionally lifts heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the senses of hearing and smell.

• Work may include travel, including long distance travel by motor vehicle, and travel overnight.

• The work is typically performed in an office, laboratory or classroom. The employee is exposed to machinery with moving parts, high voltage lines, steam lines and other equipment. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position has no direct supervision over program faculty or support staff.



• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate's degree or journeyman certification in a technical field.

• Specific safety program knowledge and certifications are preferred.

• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of industrial employees, especially in the energy related industries, to be able to answer questions and provide relevant examples, usually associated with one or more years of industrial work experience or service.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment Terms
Adjunct faculty are hired on a semester basis, depending upon the instructional needs identified for each semester. Such services shall be compensated on a credit hour contact hour basis at rates recommended by the president and approved by the San Juan College Board.

It is the policy of San Juan College that adjunct faculty may teach no more than 9 credit hours per semester. Requests from the academic dean for more than 9 credits in a semester or 29 hours a week must be approved by the Vice President and Human Resources Director prior to contract approval.

Payroll and Benefits
Adjunct faculty are paid twice a month, on the 15th and last working day of the month, provided that all payroll forms are signed in a timely manner.

There are no medical/dental benefits provided to adjunct faculty. State and federal taxes, FICA and social security will be withheld for all adjunct faculty.

Adjunct faculty teaching one (1) credit class or more are eligible for the tuition waiver benefit. Tuition may be waived up to four (4) credit hours per semester, and any one (1) credit HHPC Fitness Conditioning class for each semester they are employed. This tuition waiver benefit may be transferred to a qualified family member. If transferring to a qualified family member, proof of family status is required (i.e., marriage certificate, affidavit of domestic partnership or birth certificate) and must be verified by Human Resources.

Official Industry certifications, transcripts or other credential documentation will need to be sent to Human Resources upon hire.

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