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Professor of Truck Driving

Merced College
$60,520.00 - $137,225.00 Annually

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Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension
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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Professor of Truck Driving

Salary: $60,520.00 - $137,225.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 20240416
Closing: 4/30/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced College, CA

This is a categorically funded assignment contingent upon funding
*Position's initial max possible salary placement is $88,419*Additional compensation available via overload assignments, with approvalInterview dates to be determined
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the College serves more than 16,000 students annually with room to expand on its 267-acre main Merced campus and 120 acre Los Banos campus site. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and it is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 90,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county.

Merced College is currently accepting applications for a full-time instructor position, specifically for the role of Truck Driving Professor. This position is funded through categorical resources. The ideal candidate will deliver comprehensive instruction aimed at assisting students in obtaining their Commercial Driving Permit and License. Emphasis will be placed on imparting both theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for safe and proficient driving in the commercial trucking industry. Come join a passionate group of Faculty, Managers, and Classified Professionals in the School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology!

Merced College Mission

At Merced College, students are our focus, and we are known by their success. We transform lives through education and workforce development.

Merced College Vision
Enriching our community through educational experiences and support services:
  • Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Transfer
  • Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Training
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Basic Skills
  • Community Engagement
  • Merced College promotes student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, and institutional effectiveness, all with a focus on student achievement.
    General Description:

    This position is a full-time, non-tenured instructional assignment in the Agriculture and Industrial Technology Department under the general direction of the Dean of Agriculture. This teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during the day, evening, or on the weekend. Courses include Class A California Driver License, Permit Training, Class A California Driver License Behind-The-Wheel Training, and Class A California Driver License Internship. Instruction for the Permit Training course takes place in a traditional classroom setting, while Behind-The-Wheel Training takes place in an outdoor lab setting and on public roads.

    Examples of Duties

    Essential Functions:
  • Provide innovative and effective instruction in accordance with current pedagogy and established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies and maintain regular and substantive contact with students
  • Maintain and submit required student attendance and scholastic records on the Learning Management System (e.g. grades and syllabi)
  • Utilize the Learning Management System to deliver, prepare, and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Maintain and utilize effective skills in instructional design, applications, and methods
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area, and campus professional activities/committees
  • Represent the college within the Merced community and within professional circles
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Assist in growing the program through community outreach to employers and through outreach events

  • Typical Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND two (2) years of occupational experience in truck driving. OR Associate's degree from an accredited institution AND six (6) years of occupational experience in truck driving.
  • Current Class A California Driver License with Double Trailer, Triple Trailer, and Tank Vehicle endorsements.
  • Clean Driving record. Must Clear DMV verifications before hire
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Preferred:
  • Teaching experience in truck driving, preferably at the college level
  • Ability and willingness to teach in a traditional classroom and in an outdoor classroom setting
  • Current technology skills related to teaching the discipline; a willingness to pursue future technological developments; and a commitment to integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Familiarity with the use of computers in the classroom
  • Ability to relate the practical and the theoretical aspects of truck driving to the student

  • Supplemental Information

    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
  • Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe how your professional experience would contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:

    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews will be scheduled on site

    Employee Benefits:

    Employee Benefits: Health benefits for the employee and all their eligible dependents cost employee's only $12 per month and provide access to PPO medical coverage, PPO dental coverage, VSP Vision coverage, and more! Please visit our Merced College Benefits website for more details about our incredible employee benefits. In addition, sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    Condition of Employment:

    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

    Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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