Fayetteville Technical Community College is now accepting applications for the following position:

  • Department Chair/Instructor - Gunsmithing

Announcement Summary:

Fayetteville Technical Community College is seeking qualified applicants for this full-time position. The Gunsmithing curriculum is designed to provide the student with the required skills needed to refurbish metal, wood, composites, and laminates as applicable to firearms, to diagnose malfunctions for repair, and to accomplish more complex custom gunsmithing tasks. Course work includes manufacturing of tools used in the gunsmithing trade, restoration of firearms, stock making, barrel work, and repair and custom work. The student will accomplish this work by performing actual gunsmithing tasks in a hands-on environment. Qualified candidates will possess excellent computer skills, demonstrate evidence of flexible work experiences and a willingness to change; be open-minded, fair, and possess the ability to see multiple perspectives; be willing to take risks and accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.


  • Coordinate the Gunsmithing program, including instructional design, delivery systems, program and student evaluation, admissions, and advising.

  • Develop and maintain industry and community support.

  • Provide input to the Dean of Engineering & Applied Technology on budget needs to include supplies, equipment, travel, and other costs.

  • Provide general classroom and clinical lab instruction both online and in a traditional setting according to the standards set by the department.

  • Provide quality instruction for face-to-face and online classes to include days, evenings, and weekends both on and off campus. Incorporate latest instructional technologies and interactive learning technologies in course delivery.

  • Periodically evaluate and develop new courses.

  • Revise and update existing courses for relevancy and currency consistent with the role and mission of the college.

  • Maintain face-to-face and/or online classroom environments conducive to student learning, engagement, and retention.

  • Maintain accurate scholastic and membership records of students enrolled in classes and prepare and submit reports as required.

  • Assist in program recruitment.

  • Advise and register students who are in the program or aspire to be in the program.

  • Monitor and improve student retention.

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and efficient laboratory environment.

  • Provide quality customer service to students, faculty, and staff.

  • Continually develop and improve skills through professional development.

  • Participate in faculty committees and other activities, as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Gunsmithing or related field or a minimum of 5 years Gunsmithing experience.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in machine tool technology, mills, and lathes; bluing, parkerizing, and painting; ATF/FFL rules and regulations.

  • Must be able to pass background checks demonstrating legal authorization to possess a firearm.

  • Communication, both oral and written, skills necessary.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

  • Extensive experience, well documented in the application packet, may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.

  • Preferred Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Gunsmithing or related field.

  • Teaching experience at the community college or four-year college.

  • On-line teaching experience.

  • CNC experience (CAD/CAM).

  • An Equal Opportunity Employer

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