Automotive & Transportation Faculty

Harrison, Michigan
Per Faculty Senate agreement
Feb 20, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Position involves general responsibility for the Automotive & Transportation program, as well as preparing and delivering the instruction for courses in the Automotive and Transportation program. Course assignments may occur in a classroom setting, learning lab, online, and/or field experience including internship, CTE or dual enrollment environment.  Course assignments may be on both the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses, and off campus installation including both day and evening courses.  Course load may be achieved over fall/winter/spring semesters. As a full-time faculty member, the incumbent may be responsible for advising students, actively participate in curriculum development, including exploring, researching and developing anticipated transportation technologies of the future, serve on college committees, act as a liaison to employees and professional associations, and assist with adjunct faculty recruitment and retention initiatives.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Teaches assigned classroom courses.

2.Responsible for maintaining program NATEF certification.

3.Responsible for coordinating NATEF recertification site visits. 

4.Assesses student academic achievement, providing students with timely and meaningful feedback on progress in the course(s).

5.Maintains and reports appropriate classroom records, including attendance and grades.

6.Uses Moodle Learning Management System course shell for all assigned courses as a tool to deliver/provide online instruction, course gradebook, and communications with students.

7.Works collaboratively with other departmental faculty on projects aimed at assessing and improving student learning, in addition to assessing student learning outcomes at both the course and program level.

8.Develops and updates syllabi for assigned courses and ensures course content and requirements meet college and accreditation requirements.

9.Reviews existing curriculums, develops and instructs new curriculum to meet current and future industry demands.

10.Assists with building class schedule for areas of discipline.

11.Holds appropriate office hours for meeting with and assisting students.

12.Works with Academic Dean to develop department budget for materials and supplies and recommends other purchases to support department.

13.Reviews, selects and orders course books and other instructional materials.

14.Schedules and/or conducts certification testing as needed for students and occasionally local business and industry partners.

15.Assist students with job placement.

16.Operates and maintains AMS lab equipment, as well as ordering and managing lab materials and supplies.  Makes recommendations on new or replacement equipment.

17.Supervises lab technicians and adjunct faculty where applicable.

18.Must stay current in the field through regular professional development.

19.Maintains NATEF instructional standards and certifications.

20.Conducts Program Review of Occupational Education and Assessments as required by institutional, state and federal guidelines.

21.Maintains active participation in college advisory committee meetings and community advisory committees as appropriate to maintain quality standards, collaborations and community input into programming.

22.Works with the local RESD on dual enrollment and CTE courses, special projects, open houses, career exploration experiences, etc.

23.Mentors and maintains regular communication with full-time and adjunct faculty in the departments(s), the Library and Learning Services, Registrar and Advising Departments.

24.Attends, facilitates, and/or leads staff meetings and in-service programs within the department and college-wide; serves on college committees as encouraged/assigned.

25.Supports and serves as a role model for our mission, vision, and student service initiatives.  Adheres to the policies, procedures, and compliance guidelines of the college. Ensures support for the Teaching Profession Code of Ethics.

26.Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree in Automotive Technology, or related field required.
  • Master ASE Certification required.


  • 3-5 years of work experience within the Automotive and Transportation industry preferred.
  • Two – five years of teaching college level Automotive and Transportation courses preferred.
  • Previous experience in a community college environment preferred.
  • Experience with online instruction preferred. 





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