Automotive Mechanics/Engine Performance Instructor (Temporary) Career and Technology Center

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Posting Number AA2019-0762 Title Automotive Mechanics/Engine Performance Instructor (Temporary) Career and Technology Center Campus Location Career & Technology Center Start Date 08/08/2019 Essential Functions of Position

The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Spring 2018, we currently enroll approximately 24,000 students in which 58% are Latinx, 9% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% are Black/African American, 19% are White, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% are multiracial. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the students successful attainment of employment in the construction industry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Instructing and providing experiences to prepare students with knowledge and skills for entry level employment as an automotive technician;
  • Teaching the following subject areas, but not limited to:
    • Automotive electrical theory, engine performance and diagnosis, shop skills and safety, basic hand and diagnostic tools;
    • Demonstration and supervision of engine analyzers and diagnostics, ignition systems, carburetors, fuel injectors, turbochangers and superchargers, emission control systems, and heating and air conditioning; and
    • Work orders and customer relations;
  • Serving on, organizing, and attending department, college, and district committees, including appropriate professional meetings and workshops as needed;
  • Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
  • Communicating effectively with students and staff;
  • Assisting with the development and monitoring of the instructional budget;
  • Recruiting and advising students;
  • Consulting with local industries to maintain relevancy of the course to the general needs of the local industrial community;
  • Participating in departmental co-curricular activities such as clubs and related events;
  • Assisting in the advancement of the institution’s mission and goals;
  • Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed;
  • Maintaining standards of professional conduct; and
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Any bachelor’s degree or higher AND two years of directly related experience;


  • Any associate degree AND six years of directly related experience;


  • A valid California Community College Credential;


  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Extent of training and practical experience in automotive related areas, such as automotive tune-ups; ignition, carburetor/fuel injection, and emission equipment; electrical circuits; and heating and air conditioning systems;
  • Extent of work or professional experience related to the Engine Performance area;
  • Ability to involve students in practical applications of instruction as it is related to the industry;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Membership in professional automotive organizations and possess ASE Master Automotive Technician, ASE Maintenance and Light Repair Technician (G1) certification and California Smog Check Inspect and Repair license;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present the technical material involved in the Engine Performance program;
  • Experience working with a diverse student population;
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment 105 duty days. Salary and Benefits

Salary is $33,012 – $49,701 based on education and experience. Salary and stipend may be prorated based on the duration of the assignment. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2953.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, temporary position. The District my fill one or more positions from this pool.

Additional Information about the Position

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Open Date 05/29/2019 Close Date 06/27/2019 Closing Time 11:55 p.m. Open Until Filled No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * At the time of application, are your qualifications/degree(s) EXACTLY as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of the job announcement? NOTE: If not, you must answer yes when asked if you would like to petition for equivalency (next question).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Would you like to petition for equivalency based on your education and/or experience including knowledge and skills gained from informal activities? NOTE: If your qualifications do not exactly match the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement, and you fail to petition for equivalency (even if you have an approved equivalency on file with this district), your application will be considered incomplete.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, please describe your exceptional experiences, backgrounds or degrees which would be equivalent to the stated degree(s) or experience requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess degree(s) earned from an institution outside of the United States? NOTE: If yes, you will be required to upload an evaluation service assessment (foreign transcript evaluation). A list of some available assessment agencies can be found at under the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials section. Please upload under Optional Evaluation Service Assessment. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree(s) that support the minimum qualifications)
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Certificates
  2. Licenses
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Evaluation Service Assessment
  5. Additional Documents
  6. Letters of Recommendation




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Posted: 6/15/2019
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