Automotive Instructor

Dowagiac, MI
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking a Full-Time Automotive Instructor.

The auto full-time faculty member will teach automotive classes at on-site or off-site locations on behalf of Southwestern Michigan College. Their primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

• Teach and develop course materials that align with established curriculum.
• Evaluate curriculum annually to assure continuous improvement.
• Mentor and advise students.
• Provide leadership with adjunct faculty to ensure quality in the classroom.
• Assure instructional outcomes are established for all courses and that they are aligned with the needs of employers and transfer institutions.
• Plan and prepare instructional course materials, equipment, and other student experiences necessary to facilitate high quality instruction.
• Work collaboratively other automotive and Advanced Technology faculty to recruit students.
• Upkeep automotive lab spaces to ensure quality learning environment each semester.
• Work with Chair and Dean to schedule courses and find adjunct instructors when necessary.
• Assist in planning and leading advisory board meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• Associate degree and appropriate Automotive Certifications.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Other Information
All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Knowledge Of:
• Computers.
• How to instruct a classroom of 40 or more students.
• Assisting in multiple classroom activities.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Interest in students and education.
• Emotional ability and maturity.

• Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard as well as seeing to read and review materials for accuracy.
• Hearing and speaking in order to exchange information with students, staff and public.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Position Information

Posting Number 109

Job Category Faculty

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Maximum Requests 3

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Craigslist
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • MI Talent
    • Newspaper
    • MCCA Website
    • The Ladders
    • Michigan Center for Nursing
    • Indiana Career Connect
    • Employee Referral
    • SMC Website
    • RecruitMilitary
    • Indeed/SimplyHired
    • SMC Job Alert Email
    • HigherEdJobs
  2. * Do you have at least an earned Associates degree or equivalent college credit?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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