Adjunct Instructor – Fiber Optics Technician




Adjunct/Temporary Faculty



Economic Development & Training Ctr

Classes to be taught in Okmulgee, Tulsa & throughout Oklahoma

0.00 – 0.00, Commensurate with education and experience

Variable schedule

GENERAL SUMMARY:  The primary purpose of
this position is to sustain a high-quality teaching performance in OSUIT’s Fiber
Optic Technician training programs in Okmulgee, Tulsa, and throughout Oklahoma.
Position will include providing classroom instruction to students through
lecture, demonstration, and laboratory exercises, handouts, responding to
questions, and testing. Courses will be taught in-person with day and potentially
evening courses. Additionally, may include the development of new curriculum
and preparing educational material for courses. This position receives general
supervision from the Director of Workforce & Economic Development. 


  • Assist students in developing the fundamental skills required to serve as an entry-level fiber optic cable installer or technician.
  • Instruct fundamental principles of fiber optic technology, including installation, cable termination, fusion splicing, and using fiber optic testing equipment to troubleshoot transmission lines.
  • Teach fundamental safety protocols and perform hands-on labs working with fiber optic cables and equipment such as a fusion splicer.
  • Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students.
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities.
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student performance, grade record individual scores.
  • Develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance.
  • Maintain and submit all required paperwork in a neat, accurate and timely fashion, also enter grading and attendance information in Web Advisor within deadlines.
  • Maintain a lab area that is safe and clean.
  • Follow all OSHA rules regarding a safe workplace.
  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons and recommend improvements as needed.
  • Oversee and participate in field studies and assignments; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate.

Please upload cover letter, resume, and list of references for full consideration.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior.
  • Three years of professional experience in the subject to be taught, as well as demonstrated or a strong potential of teaching excellence.
  • Documented successful work experience in related industry.
  • Experience in an instructional setting as a tutor or teacher is preferred.
  • Military or industrial telecommunications experience highly preferred.
  • Fiber Optic Association (FOA) Certified Fiber Optic Technician certification.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of work, initiative, commitment, ethics, professional responsibility and judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with and promote diverse populations.
  • Superior interpersonal skills-including the ability to effectively recognize and resolve complex problems in a constructive manner.
  • Must exhibit characteristics of a team player, willing to take initiative and assume responsibility.
  • Ability to foster and support innovation and excellence. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively recognize and resolve conflict. 
  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Travel required.
  • Normal classroom physical environment; ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel so classified.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit”


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