Adjunct Instructor (POOL)

Classification:         Part-Time

Office Location:      Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville, the Coffee County Instructional Service Center, or at a specific teaching location

Hours:                      Days or Evenings

Supervises:             N/A

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee.  At TCAT McMinnville, this means we care, we listen, and we encourage.  The diverse experience of our employees allows us to grow and inspire one another, to come along side our students with real-life experience, and to graduate innovative problem solvers back into our communities. The work that we do is an investment that enriches lives every day. 

Adjunct Instructors are responsible for delivering quality instruction in their field of expertise as it relates to the programs offered at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville, our Coffee County Instructional Service Center, or at a specific teaching location.

We are seeking to build a pool of Adjunct Instructors for our various programs.  These include:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Barbering
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nursing Aide/Quality Specialist
  • Practical Nursing
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding Technology
  • Anatomy and Physiology*
  • Dosage Calculation*

*Anatomy and Physiology and Dosage Calculation are prerequisite courses to the Practical Nursing Program.

If you have solid work experience and applicable skills in the fields/programs that we offer, we would like for you to consider sharing your knowledge on a part-time basis. 




Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of approved employment experience in the occupation to be taught beyond the normal learning period
  • Evidence of strong work ethic as it relates to timeliness of reporting, oversight of multiple on-going projects, and the ability to work with others.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the students, public, and co-workers; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Possess valid TN driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Diploma from an accredited technical college
  • Prior teaching experience, especially in a postsecondary setting.
  • Associate degree or higher from an accredited institution.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to student success.
  • Teaches skills appropriate to the occupational area that will prepare students to become an economic asset.
  • Guides students in selection, perception, and performance of suitable learning activities.
  • Organizes class time effectively and efficiently in order that learning activities can be accomplished.
  • Examines, evaluates, and selects textbooks and reference materials commensurate to the course being taught.
  • Starts and ends class at designated time.
  • Utilizes individual and/or group instructional procedures appropriate to the requirements of the assigned activities and the student’s needs.
  • Supervises student conduct to ensure that the potentially hazardous shops/labs/classrooms provide an orderly environment conducive to productivity.
  • Maintains a well-organized, safe, and clean shop and/or classroom
  • Advises students of the importance of safety in relation to machinery, tools, and equipment.
  • Investigates and makes a full report on every accident on the day the accident occurs, using the “Preliminary Accident Report Form.”
  • Accepts responsibility for equipment, tools, and supplies assigned to shop and/or classroom.
  • Maintains an inventory of equipment, controls storage, repair, and usage of materials in order to minimize loss or abuse.
  • Keeps in contact with business and industry so that the curriculum can be updated to reflect changes in high-tech society.
  • Stays in close communication with the full-time program instructor and/or other adjunct instructors of the same course.
  • Keeps and shares with students continuously updated records of competencies acquired during their enrollment.
  • Evaluates each student’s progress at specific intervals (end of trimester) and completes permanent records.
  • Assists, as directed by administration, in follow-up evaluations of graduates and their programs.
  • Helps students, as opportunities become available and known, in job placement for both full-time and part-time employment.
  • Requisitions equipment, supplies, materials, and instructional aides as needed, working within the perimeters of school guidelines and available funds.
  • Participates as a member of various faculty/staff committees.
  • Participates in seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Academic Coordinator.


Background checks will be completed on all new hires. Instructors will be asked to sign a background release authorizing TCAT McMinnville to complete a background check which will include the following: Sex Offender Registry, Country Criminal, and Federal Criminal.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire.


Availability/Closing Date:

This posting is not a guarantee of an open position.  Applications for adjunct faculty positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the department when opening become available.  Future teaching assignments are on a term-by-term basis, which may include fall, spring and summer trimesters.  Posting closes yearly on June 1st.  To maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply each year.


Physical Demands and Working Requirements (ADA Requirements):

Walking, climbing, bending, and stooping. Work performed in office, classroom, and shop/lab environments. Position requires the use of a computer.


Employment Documents: Current federal law requires identification and eligibility verification prior to employment. Only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United Sates may be employed. A criminal/financial background check will be required for applicants elected.


TCAT McMinnville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by the Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Calleb Capshaw, Coordinator for Student Services
241 Vo-Tech Dr.
McMinnville, TN 37110
(931) 473-5587

The TCAT McMinnville policy on nondiscrimination can be found at:  

EOE/AA/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer

Salary Range

$25-$35 per hour depending on qualifications.