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Automotive Technology Instructor

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Automotive Technology Instructor 

Saddleback College

Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Close Date:  02/26/2018


Minimum Qualifications:    

For this position, employees must have at least one of the following:


1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university AND two years of professional experience in automotive technology; OR 

2. Associate’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university AND six years of professional experience in automotive technology; OR 

3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above ; OR 

4. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).


Experience Required:    

• Minimum of two (2) years recent successful experience teaching automotive technology-related subjects.

• Prior teaching experience teaching automotive technology at the college level.

• Demonstrated ability in a) Certified ASE Automotive Master Technician, L1, C1, HD Vehicle Certified, b) experience teaching automotive electrical/electronics, engine performance, brakes/suspension, HVAC, diesel, alternative fuel vehicle systems, engine rebuilding/machining, all automotive related systems.

• Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desired Qualifications:    

Preference will be given those candidates who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:


• Master’s degree

• Advanced education/training in automotive technologies

• Organizational and computer expertise, including the ability to use technology in the classroom

• Recent industry experience including alternative fuels, tires, and other automobile functions

• Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with automotive manufacturers to develop industry sponsored programs

• ASE Master Automotive Technician certification

• Demonstrated knowledge of the training needs of automotive service employers and employees

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills

• Recent community college teaching experience

• Knowledge of the needs of adult and under-prepared students


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:    

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:


• Instruct lab and lecture classes in accordance with the established course outline of record. This includes organizing instruction towards achieving those objectives; participate in the selection of textbooks and other materials; conferring with students; assigning grades; and providing a safe and positive classroom and laboratory environment.

• Work collaboratively with other department instructors.

• Maintain professional and ethical standards.

• Remain current in all subject matter areas and in the techniques of effective instruction.

• Work effectively with unique constituent groups.

• Participate in the development, assessment and analysis process of SLOs.

• Participate in department and committee work, curriculum and program development, community outreach, and other duties necessary for the benefit of the students, college, community and the profession.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  






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Posted: 1/16/2018
Application Due: 2/26/2018
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