3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Instructor

Part Time 10 days ago
Littleton, Colorado
Arapahoe Community College


Arapahoe Community College, founded in 1965 as Arapahoe Junior College, was the first two-year college in the greater Denver metro area. The college grew out of a grassroots effort by Littleton residents who wanted to provide post-high school education in the area. Arapahoe Community College is currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). ACC has been accredited since 1970.


To provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the communities we serve.


The Computer-Aided Drafting Department at Arapahoe Community College is accepting applications for part-time Instructors to teach 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (CAD 262) during the Fall 2021 semester. Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.

In 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, students will combine the virtual and real design worlds through the use of 3D CAD modeling and 3D printing. Candidates should have extensive experience working with FDM/FFF and SLA 3D printing technology, and a thorough understanding of 3D printing technologies.

Part-time Instructors provide instructional duties for the College in their respective areas of expertise. They report to the chair within the discipline and do not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Part-time Instructors Have The Following Responsibilities

The instructor must be patient, and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the program.

Classroom Instruction: Required to meet all class periods and start and end classes promptly. Teach assigned curriculum and make use of required texts and materials. Provide students with a complete syllabus on the first day of class that includes information on course description, objectives, assignments, grading policies, and contact information. Maintain accurate records of attendance and provide data on no-shows, last day of attendance, etc., promptly. Use technology to facilitate learning including meeting the required minimum standards for the use of the College learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L).

Student Assessment (Grading): Maintain updated and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all final grades by the due date in the college SIS system, Banner. Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments.

Planning: Prepare for each class meeting and consider learning strategies that address diverse learning styles and a diverse community college student population. Class content and assessment methods should relate to course objectives.

Communication: Provide timely feedback to students using ACC email account for all College business. Check ACC email account every 24-48 hours during the class term and for at least one week after grades are submitted.

Qualifications & Requirements

    • Associate’s Degree, or higher, in Computer Aided Drafting from an accredited institution
    • Have, or qualify for, a postsecondary CTE credential to include 4,000 non-teaching occupational hours within the last 7 years (2,000 hours if at Bachelor’s or higher)
    • Thorough understanding of past, current, and upcoming 3D printing technologies
    • Clear understanding on how to design and optimize parts for various 3D printing processes
    • Experience with post-processing 3D prints from various 3D printing processes
    • Previous teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Polyjet 3D printing technology
    • Experience with various levels of 3Dprinters, including consumer, mid-level, and professional grade
    • Specific experience with Stratasys, Formlabs, and Lulzbot

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

    • This position operates in a standard office and/or classroom environment. Constantly uses a computer and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
    • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
    • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports office supplies, books, and equipment, up to 10 lbs.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or [email protected].

Advertised Salary

This is a Lecture/Lab (LLB) course paid per credit hour at a rate of: $1,030.34 for Level 1, $1,092.84 for Level 2, and $1,155.34 for Level 3. Individuals who do not actively teach within CCCS will be hired at the Level 1 rate. Those actively employed within CCCS are eligible to be hired at their current level (refer to SP 3-10b for additional information).

To Apply

All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of applicable certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your application.

Closing Date

This position will be open until filled.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at [email protected]


Medical insurance is offered to instructors and other variable hour employees who have worked, on average, at least 30 hours per week in a 12-month period. ACC/CCCS uses an initial 12-month measurement period to determine medical benefit eligibility and a 12-month standard measurement period. Additional information about this, and Life and Disability benefit information can be found at the CCCS Employee Benefits site under “Instructor & Variable Hour Employee Benefit Information.”

Sick leave is granted in accordance with SB20-205, Sick Leave for Employees, accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.

Instructors are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS student employees are not eligible to participate in PERA. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b), and 457.

ACC offers an Instructor Advancement Program (IAP), which allows instructors to achieve Level II and Level III status when all requirements for each level have been met.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.
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