Sustainable Construction Faculty

Kennebec Valley Community College is seeking a dynamic, experienced construction professional, craftsman, and educator to take this young program to the next level. Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in carpentry and sustainable construction; curriculum development; student learning outcome assessment; academic advising; coordinating adjunct faculty; coordinating program advisory committee activities; and managing the program budget. Schedule may include day, evening, and online classes. Familiarity with instructional technology is desirable.

An Associate’s degree or higher degree in a related field is desired, but an impressive and extensive background in construction is the minimum requirement, a knowledge of timber frame carpentry desirable. An educational background instructing high school, college level, or the workforce is required. The candidate must have both teaching and field-based construction experience. Candidates who hold OSHA10 and OSHA30 certifications are preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong command of all hand and power tools; a dedication to jobsite safety; versatile carpentry skills from framing to finish (experience in restoration/preservation carpentry is ideal; experience with timber frame construction is desired); an understanding of and basic proficiency in mechanical and renewable energy systems and the building envelopes sub trades (e.g. plumbing, electrical, site survey, foundation, roofing, weatherization, heating and cooling); and a solid understanding and appreciation for the latest practices and technologies where whole-house performance or green/sustainable building is concerned. Demonstrated professionalism and interpersonal skills in collaborating with colleagues and directing students are essential. Experience working with architects and general contractors and sub-contractors is desirable. Site supervisor and/or small business ownership experience, print reading, CAD, and/or Sketchup software proficiency is desirable.

Salary and benefits commensurate with the Agreement between the Maine Community College System Trustees and the MEA Faculty Unit. Benefits include: Retirement choice of Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) or Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) - in lieu of Social Security; full employee health/dental insurance and approximately 60% of cost for dependent coverage; life insurance paid by the MCCS; Personal 2 days/year; and Sick 9 days/academic year.

Submit the following: cover letter, resume, official transcript of highest degree earned, and the KVCC Application for Employment (visit: and download form) to  Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until June 22, 2018.
Kennebec Valley Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution and employer.
For more information, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 453-5000.

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