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Assistant Professor, Cabinet and Furniture Making Palomar College

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This is a full-time, tenure track teach­ing posi­tion in the Cabinet and Furni­ture Tech­nol­ogy Program (CFT) at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. CFT offers a variety of wood­work­ing classes in commer­cial cabi­netry, furni­ture and instrument making.
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The Assis­tant Profes­sor of Cabinet and Furni­ture Making is respon­si­ble for teach­ing a variety of courses in the disci­plines of cabinet making and furni­ture making. This includes begin­ning, inter­me­di­ate, and advanced wood­work­ing classes as well as special­ized courses such as commer­cial cabi­net­mak­ing, CAD/CAM/CNC manu­fac­tur­ing, machine main­te­nance, and fine woodworking.

Minimum Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:

Must meet one of the sets of qual­i­fi­ca­tions listed under 1) through 3):

1.Any bachelor’s degree or higher AND two years of profes­sional expe­ri­ence directly related to the teaching assignment.

2.Any asso­ciate degree AND six years of profes­sional expe­ri­ence directly related to the teaching assignment.

3.A combi­na­tion of educa­tion and expe­ri­ence that is at least the equiv­a­lent of the qual­i­fi­ca­tions in either 1) or 2) above. You must complete and attach the Appli­ca­tion for Equiv­a­lency form (www​.palomar​.edu/​h​r​/​e​q​u​i​v​a​lency…/), if you do not possess the specific minimum qual­i­fi­ca­tions as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submit­ting the application.

Only course­work completed at, and degrees awarded by, accred­ited insti­tu­tions recog­nized by the U.S. Depart­ment of Educa­tion will be consid­ered as satis­fy­ing the minimum qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Course­work and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have tran­scripts eval­u­ated (eval­u­a­tion to U.S. equiv­a­lency and a course by course analy­sis) by an appro­pri­ate U.S. creden­tials eval­u­a­tion service. For a list of creden­tials eval­u­a­tion agen­cies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Creden­tials Eval­u­a­tion Services (NACES) website at www​.naces​.org/​m​e​m​b​e​r​s.htm, or the Asso­ci­a­tion of Inter­na­tional Creden­tial Eval­u­a­tors, Inc. (AICE) website at http://​aice​-eval​.org/.

NOTE: For profes­sional expe­ri­ence, a year” is defined as equiv­a­lent to 40 hours per week for 10 months.

Preferred Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:

1.Commitment to a student learning-centered college.

2.Evidence of a strong commit­ment to remain current in cabinet and furni­ture making and its instructional program.

3.Community college or post-secondary teaching experience.

4.Related expe­ri­ence beyond the minimum qual­i­fi­ca­tion such as musical instru­ment making and repair.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addi­tion to the teach­ing respon­si­bil­i­ties, other duties and insti­tu­tional respon­si­bil­i­ties include main­tain­ing regular office hours, devel­op­ing curricu­lum, program review and plan­ning, devel­op­ing and assess­ing student learn­ing outcomes, and partic­i­pat­ing in depart­ment activ­i­ties and college gover­nance. Related duties include, but not limited to, the following:

Deliv­er­ing instruc­tion in accor­dance with the course objec­tives and learn­ing outcomes set for the course, includ­ing prac­ti­cal skills, methods, theo­ries, and 


Devel­op­ing and manag­ing course curricu­lum, syllabus mate­ri­als and lesson plans.

Devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing effec­tive industry partnerships.

Provid­ing acad­e­mic and career advisement.

Attend­ing and partic­i­pat­ing in faculty meet­ings and/​or depart­men­tal curric­u­lar meet­ings and events.

Developing schedules.

Assist­ing with research­ing, writing and/​or obtaining grants.

Recruit­ing, hiring, over­see­ing and eval­u­at­ing program faculty, staff, and volunteers.

Helping main­tain facil­i­ties and manage program safety policies.

Facil­i­tat­ing high school artic­u­la­tion, and text­book require­ments (with an empha­sis on zero-cost text­books and open education resources).

Assist­ing with commu­nity outreach and serving as the club advisor.

Perform­ing other duties as required.


Start­ing salary range: $70,408.54 – $111,872.37 annually.

Acad­e­mic train­ing and teach­ing expe­ri­ence will form the basis for salary compu­ta­tion as deter­mined by place­ment on the regular salary sched­ule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appro­pri­ate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary esti­mate, visit www​.palomar​.edu/​h​r​/​e​m​p​l​o​y​ees/c…/ and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.


In addition​to a compet­i­tive compen­sa­tion struc­ture, Palomar College​also offers an extremely gener­ous benefits package.

Fully paid​HMO medical,​HMO dental, and vision insur­ance for employ­ees and depen­dents (addi­tional buy up options available)

Sick leave

$80,000 life​/​accident insur­ance policy (addi­tional buy up options available)

Long-term care insurance

Employee Assis­tance Plan (EAP) – Free coun­sel­ing, finan­cial, legal, personal and profes­sional development resources

Addi­tional buy up options avail­able for other volun­tary insurance benefits

Enroll­ment in CalSTRS (Cali­for­nia State Teach­ers Retirement System)

The esti­mated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits​package is approx­i­mately $33,260 annually.