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Adjunct Professor - Mechanical Design
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Virginia
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Date Posted 05/19/2020
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled


OPENING DATE: 07/11/19
CLOSING DATE: Continuous


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.


  • Available from 7:00am – 9:30am T/Th.
  • 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

You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials. 

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 

11605 132nd Ave NE 
Kirkland, WA 98034 
Position #AdjProf_Mech_Design 
Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations for the application process should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources (425) 739-8212 or (425) 739-8122 TDD. 

Interview Process: Applicants whose backgrounds best match the position's essential functions and qualifications are generally contacted for interview by phone or email 2 to 4 weeks after the position closes. 

Equal Opportunity: Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to employment applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or whether a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. Questions can be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator at (425) 739-8212. 

Immigration Reform and Control Act requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation proving eligibility to work in the United State by completing an Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) within three days of employment.
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