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Automotive Technology Instructor

Posted on January 13, 2022

School: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Type: full-time

Start Date: Fall 2022

Automotive Technology Instructor
Job Description Brief

FULL TIME AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Automotive Technology Instructor is responsible for classroom and lab instruction in various Automotive Technology courses and assists in updating current curriculum; providing quality instruction for a diverse student population; performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Philosophy, Mission, Core Values, policies and procedures of the College.

Minimum Qualifications
• 5 years or more experience in the Automotive technology field;
• Associates degree required or an approved equally related educational certification;
o Note: The College is willing to consider candidates with fewer than 5 years of experience and/or less than an Associate degree, but if an appointment is offered to such an individual, it would be on a temporary basis for a maximum of one year with the expectation that the appointee would earn a suitable Associate degree or its equivalent within the first 12 months of the hire date, unless an extension is approved by the College and the PA State Education Association.
• Expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed;
• Ability to work independently while contributing to a team environment;
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner;
• Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentially related to sensitive information;
• Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public;
• Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail; and
• Ability to interface with local employers in support of the Automotive Technology Program.


Preferred Qualifications
• More than 10 years of experience in the Automotive technology or related field;
• Bachelor’s Degree or willingness and ability to obtain within 60 months of hire;
• Prior teaching experience in the related field;
• Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds;
• Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress; and
• Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services.
Essential Functions
• Teach assigned Automotive Technology courses and associated labs in accordance with college’s workload policy; maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner;
• Ability to teach all Automotive Technology courses within the program, including but not limited to safety, Automotive Service Fundamentals, Internal Combustion Engine Service, Chassis Service/Steering & Suspension, Automotive Brake Systems, Automotive Electrical/Electronic Principles, Engine Electrical/Electronic Principles, Fuel and Emission Systems, and other related processes and skills as required by the curriculum;
• Assists in the preparation of course proposals, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories and course procedure sheets for Automotive Technology courses; assists with curriculum updates;
• Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful Automotive Technology program; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, and course procedure sheets for assigned courses; integrates knowledge of customers, competitors, other industries, industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve program quality;
• Participates in Automotive Technology course scheduling, department, division and college meetings; serves on college committees as assigned; collaborates with Dean of Student Success, Instructional Coach, Division Chair, along with other faculty and instructional to review and maintain the integrity of department curriculum;
• Assists in the management of the Automotive Program; maintains equipment and supply inventory; and
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

The Automotive Technology Instructor position is a 9-month, full time, tenure track faculty position. Opening starting with the fall 2022 semester. Collective Bargaining Agreement is based on 22 student contact hours and 3 office hours weekly and participating in college professional activities. Other duties and responsibilities are defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary and rank for the position is determined on the basis of academic preparation and experience as projected on the Faculty Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Application materials must include a cover letter, a current resume, and academic transcripts. Send applications to Heather Burky, Attention: Automotive Technology Position, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 or burky@stevenscollege.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and postings will remain open until the position is filled.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a residential, two year technical college that serves economically disadvantaged as well as tuition-paying students. The college prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce and for full, effective participation as citizens of the community, the Commonwealth, and the nation. Committed for over a century to lifelong learning, inclusiveness, and community outreach, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology dedicates itself to the development of Pennsylvania's technical workforce.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age (as applicable), religion, ancestry, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification. For information about the college, visit our web site at www.stevenscollege.edu.