Faculty - Automotive Technology

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Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX

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At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible for assisting students in every way.

Amarillo College is currently accepting applications, cover letters, and resumes for a Full Time 9 Month Automotive Faculty Member who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement, and can begin in the Fall I 2021 Semester (August 2021). The qualified applicant will also provide instruction in all phases of Automotive Technology with special emphasis on engine and transmission repair, brakes, suspension, and electrical and engine performance regarding Automotive and/or diesel applications. All automotive/diesel faculty participate in NATEF compliance activities. This position is eligible for coordinator appointment, depending on qualifications.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

Required: Associate Degree in Automotive Technology or demonstrated competencies in Automotive Technology, i.e., Instrumentation and Controls, or related field. High quality work experience and professional certifications may substitute for educational requirements. Appropriately related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications related to the teaching assignment, honors, and awards, continuing professional development, relevant peer-reviewed publications and/or continuous documented excellence in teaching.

Preferred: Bachelors or Masters in Education

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Degrees, experiences, and certificates must be in the proposed teaching or service area and must meet any accreditation requirement applicable to the program or institution. The appropriate Presidents Cabinet member must expressly approve any exceptions in writing. Certification, licensure, or registration counts toward placement only in programs in which one or more of these is required for accreditation of that program.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: 2 years of experience in the automobile service industry.
  • Preferred: Secondary or Post-Secondary teaching experience.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

  • Required: Valid Class C Texas Driver's License with a three-year safe driving record. NATEF/ASE certifications (achieved on or before hire date): G-1, A-1, A-4, and A-6.
  • Preferred: NATEF/ASE Master certifications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work well with a team or independently.
  • Commitment to student success, innovation, collaboration and instructional quality.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of automotive repair, tools, machines, equipment, and safe shop practices and protocols.
  • Ability to work with and motivate students.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching skills.
  • · Ability to work under stress.
  • · Ability to work well with a team or independently.
  • · Excellent oral, written and listening skills, including computer skills sufficient for email, course development and course management.
  • · Judgement and decision making ability.
  • · Dependability.
  • · Must be able to deal with people in a professional manner.
  • · Willing to teach dual credit, off campus sites, branch campuses, in class or online as needed.
  • · Must be able to work with nontraditional students and students with disabilities.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Exhibit effective teaching.
  • Perform teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.
  • Plan, develop and present organized classroom instruction and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop master courses and assessments that align across the curriculum.
  • Teach day and/or evening courses as required.
  • Teach off-campus, dual credit and online courses as required.
  • Demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.
  • Demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.
  • Develop curriculum.
  • Prepare syllabus i.e., determine course content that is consistent with the catalog description.
  • Select instructional materials (textbooks and supplemental teaching aids).
  • Participate in faculty renewal and development programs.
  • Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.
  • Assist with registration, new student orientation.
  • Participate in recruitment activities, shop tours, business/industry leadership councils.
  • Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Educate themselves regarding College policies.
  • Provide extra help to students outside of class including allowing make up lab work and maintaining office hours.
  • Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
  • Participates in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required. Attend faculty meetings, general assembly, and commencement.
  • Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers, and the community by embracing the Faculty (iCare) Ideals.

Faculty (iCare) Ideals

  • Innovation: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of innovation to serve students, peers and the community.
  • Collegiality: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of collegiality to serve students, peers and the community.
  • Amenability: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of amenability to serve students, peers and the community.
  • Rigor: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of academic rigor to serve students, peers and the community.
  • Engagement: Actively engaging in AC’s culture of caring by embracing the ideal of engagement to serve students, peers and the community.

Teaching Load: The teaching load for full-time faculty will normally consist of 15 load hours or equivalent assignments. Faculty are assigned by their chair to teach in their major fields, insofar as possible. They may, however, be assigned to teach in their minor fields in accordance with standards of accrediting associations. (Responsibilities for Non-teaching faculty will be individually prescribed).

Proportional Assignments: Full-time faculty appointed for less than a 15-load-hour assignment per semester shall receive accrued benefits proportional to the percentage of appointment.

Overload Assignments: Overload teaching may also be assigned as needed by the department chair (as referenced in the "Overload Assignments" section of the "Faculty Handbook). Pay for overload teaching will be based on the Part-time Instructor Salary Schedule rates.
Office Hours: Full-time faculty members must have regular office hours for teaching preparation, student advising, and other incidental tasks required for teaching. The schedule of classroom and office hours must be posted as soon after registration as possible.
Advising Requirements: Faculty will serve as academic advisors based on a divisional or departmental advising plan. The number of advisees will vary depending on the number of majors in a division. Adjustments in other responsibilities or compensation may be made if it is necessary for a faculty member to be the advisor for more than sixty students.
Committee Assignments: Each faculty member will normally be assigned membership on at least one institutional committee but may not be required to serve on more than three committees.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Must be in good physical condition and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift (heavy lifting up to 100 lbs.), climb, push, pull, stretch, and get down on hands and knees.
Working Conditions: Degrees, experiences, and certificates must be in the proposed teaching or service area and must meet any accreditation requirement applicable to the program or institution. Any exceptions must be expressly approved in writing by the appropriate President’s Cabinet member. Certification, licensure, or registration counts toward placement only in programs in which one or more of these is required for accreditation of that program.
Work Environment: This job operates in a classroom setting, shop setting, and professional office environment. Classroom location assignment may vary including for teaching assignments at our East Campus, Moore County Campus, Hereford Campus, and/or Texas Department of Criminal Justice Unit (TDCJ). This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/videorecorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy and fax machines, filing cabinets, and a large variety of automotive and diesel vehicles, equipment, and components.

Attendance Expectations: Regular attendance is an essential condition of employment. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events as necessary or scheduled.)

Travel: Some travel may be required for this position.

Salary: New faculty members will be placed appropriately on the College salary schedule established for their category of employment. When determining an employee's placement on the appropriate College salary schedule, the employee's position, responsibilities, experience, education, and years of service shall be considered.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy

Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

Hiring Department: Automotive Technology; Position Location: East Campus and other locations as assigned.

Organization

Working at Amarillo College

Established in 1929, with 86 students answering the inaugural roll call, Amarillo College today is a vibrant, multi-faceted community college that typically enrolls about 10,000 students in academic classes at six campuses and an outreach center.

In 2018, Amarillo College was named a “Great College to Work For” in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s eleventh annual survey on the academic workplace.

With a proven blend of quality and affordability that makes Texas community colleges so appealing – approximately half of the students enrolled in higher education in Texas attend a community college – Amarillo College provides students with a solid academic foundation, whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.

AC, which enjoys unflagging community support, received a major boost in May of 2019 with passage of an $89 million bond issue. Among the many projects this enables the College to undertake are creation of an Innovation Hub, construction of a First Responders Academy and centralization of Student Life Services.

Amarillo College adopted a Culture of Caring in 2015 and since that time has launched a unique and ambitious No Excuses Poverty Initiative that has garnered national attention for connecting first-generation and/or academically underprepared students with social services structured to help them overcome barriers to success.

The College’s game-changing initiatives led national community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD) to name Amarillo College a co-recipient of its 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award, a significant national accolade contingent upon measurable improvements in student outcomes.

Over the past six years, Amarillo College opened a counseling center, a legal aid clinic, a career and employment center, and a childcare center. AC also launched an Advocacy and Resource Center, which houses a food pantry and connects students with social services provided by more than 60 local nonprofits.

Since their inception, AC’s initiatives have led to steady gains in A-to-C pass rates, fall-to-fall retention, and three-year graduation/transfer rates, which among first generation students have increased from 12 percent to 21 percent.

Additionally, the percentage of students who attend AC on a full-time basis continues to climb – 75 percent of AC students attended the College part time in 2015, while only 57 percent were part-time students in 2018.

The College enjoyed its largest graduating class ever in May of 2019, when more than 1,000 students were awarded credentials of completion.

 

OUR MISSION & VALUES

The mission of Amarillo College is “enriching the lives of our students and community by helping learners identify and achieve their educational goals.” The mission is driven by our vision to ensure that 70% of our students complete a certificate or degree or transfer within 3 years. Both the mission and vision of the college are lived out among our staff through our Culture of Caring which embodies our five core values: Wow, Innovation, Family, Fun, and Yes.

Caring through WOW: 

Every student and colleague will say "WOW, you were so helpful, supportive, and open" after an interaction with us.

Caring through FUN:   

We will find ways to have fun with each other and celebrate each other.
We will find ways to make our work fun and effective.

Caring through INNOVATION:     

We will see ourselves as "roadblock removers" - for students and for each other.
We will always look for ways to help others and improve our processes.

Caring through FAMILY:     

We will find ways to show we care about our students and each other.
We will readily and effectively share information with each other.
We will approach our interactions with each other with trust and openness.
We will put the needs of others before our own.

Caring through YES: 

We will think "yes" first and find solutions rather than saying "no."
We will be passionate about our jobs and helping each other.

 

ABOUT OUR REGION

Amarillo is the largest city in the 26-county Texas Panhandle. It is located in the center of the Panhandle – which produces 30 percent of the nation’s beef – and serves as a crossroads on Interstate 40 for travelers between Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, and a mid-point for Dallas-to-Denver traffic, as well.

Amarillo has just shy of 200,000 residents, while the Amarillo metropolitan area has a population of about 255,000. The city’s central location makes it the region’s natural hub for healthcare services and cultural pursuits – and Amarillo boasts several superlative illustrations of each.

With a diverse economy – from agriculture and oil and gas to aircraft production and precious-metal refining –Amarillo typically has an unemployment rate of less than 3 percent, routinely one of the lowest in the state.

Amarillo received the following accolades in 2018:

  • Top 20 Places Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, by SmartAsset
  • Best Places to Find a Job, by WalletHub
  • Best Small Places for Business Careers, by Forbes

Amarillo is the Spanish word for the color yellow. The entire Panhandle, unlike most of Texas, enjoys all four distinctive seasons each year, and gorgeous sunsets are typical. The region is often referred to as the Golden Spread.

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Telephone
8063715000
Location
PO Box 447
Amarillo
Texas
79178
United States

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