Building and Electrical Technology Associate Instructor

The Building and Electrical Technology Associate Instructor is responsible for providing individualized theory and hands-on instruction to adult and high school students to prepare them for employment in the field. Areas of instruction include safety, tools and materials, plan codes and layout, plumbing, pressure systems, drain, waste and vent, electrical and plumbing rough in and finish.

Application Submission

Submit a cover letter, resume, and application (click here to download the application) to:

Ms. Judy Henegar, Vice President
Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Murfreesboro
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN  37129
615-898-8010 Ext.116

Application Review

Review of completed TCAT employment applications with résumés will begin immediately.

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 States may be employed.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the College.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 

Judy Henegar, 1303 Old Fort Parkway; Murfreesboro, TN 37129, phone no. 615-898-8010,

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post-secondary credential in Building Trades from an accredited institution preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in the building construction field, preferably within the last five (5) years.
  • Must possess computer skills.
  • Strong hands-on technical background in field of instruction.
  • Must possess the communication skills necessary to be an effective teacher and interact with high school and adult students.
  • Must possess a high degree of knowledge in the following areas: safety, tools and materials, plan codes and layout, plumbing, pressure systems, drain, waste and vent, electrical and plumbing rough in and finish.


The Associate Instructor must monitor, grade and evaluate individual student progress; maintain student records in the college’s student records management software; maintain appropriate documentation; submit timely reports; and assist in recruitment of new students and placement of graduates. The Associate Instructor must also maintain good public relations with business and industry, maintain an active advisory committee and cooperate with outside agencies. This position will also supervise and follow-up on students participating in cooperative education.

Some travel is required. This position is full-time and reports to the Vice President. Scheduled hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • Must show evidence of good character, organizational skills, and mature attitude.
  • Must be willing to remain current in the instructional field and maintain personal certifications and program accreditation(s).
  • Prior teaching or evidence of ability to teach students a plus. 

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents