Associate Professor, Automotive Technology (Continuing Education)

San Diego, San Diego County
Mar 18, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Associate Professor, Automotive Technology (Continuing Education)

Closing Date:

Classification Title:
AUTOMOTIVE: Contract Instructor (Continuing Education)

Continuing Education

Pay Information:
10-Month Contract Position

The salary range is $5,071.30 – $5,808.03 per month. Initial placement on the salary schedule will be on Class 0 and will be related, in general, to the prevailing community salary rates for the occupational field in which the vocational instructor is required to have had experience up to the maximum step of “O”. The prevailing community rate will be determined by Human Resources through a survey of actual salaries paid in the San Diego metropolitan area. The vocational instructor will then be placed on the step of Class 0 which will provide a monthly salary rate reasonably comparable to the prevailing monthly community salary rate up to the maximum of Step “O”. Initial salary class placement and subsequent salary class advancement shall be predicated on the academic preparation of the vocational instructor at the time of first contract employment with the District.

Vocational instructors with earned Master degree at the time of initial contract employment may elect to be rated either the above rules or the rules for arts and science instructors. Arts and Science placement would be between $5,329.73 – $6,803.29 per month.

Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parity using the Continuing Education salary schedule. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011).

For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0
Job Duration: 10
Position Number: 000928
FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit: AFT/Cont Ed Faculty
Position Type: Academic
Department: Automotive Tech Services

The Position
The San Diego Community College District is accepting applications for an Associate Professor, Automotive Technology, 100%, 10-month assignment.

The current vacancy exists in Continuing Education and applicants should understand that they may be assigned to any Continuing Education campus. Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours. (This may be a split assignment between several campuses.)

Major Responsibilities
Under the direction of a Dean, the incumbent in this position shall teach automotive repair courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog descriptions and course outlines. The Associate Professor is also responsible for working with multi-ethnic, multi-aged and an economically disadvantaged student population. They must also assist in curriculum development and planning, and participate in professional development activities.

The candidate must be able to instruct students in all phases of automotive repair, including:
• Tune up and driveabilty;
• Electrical systems;
• Automotive computer controls;
• Transmissions and drive lines;
• Emission control laws and systems;
• Suspension and alignment;
• Conventional and ABS brake systems;
• General maintenance and services;
• Diagnosis and trouble shooting techniques.

The instructor will also be responsible for maintaining the classroom and shop area, and for maintaining student records and other reports as required by District policy or state laws.

In addition to teaching, this position will require the skill and ability to evaluate student progress; establish effective working relationships with students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; plan and organize programs and activities, including yearly review and development of course goals and objectives; interpret and apply regulations; analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; and clearly communicate orally and in writing.


Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Any bachelor’s degree and two years of
professional experience; OR,
2. Any Associate degree from an accredited institution AND six years related experience; OR,
3. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline reasonably related to this assignment from an accredited institution AND two years of related experience; OR,
4. The equivalent; OR,
5. Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in Automotive Trades.

Equivalency: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page ( You will need to complete and upload this form with your on-line application.

Desired Qualifications
1. Hold a minimum of four basic ASE certifications in: Engine Performance, Electrical, Suspension, and Brakes.
2. Knowledge of the current and emerging trends in the automotive field and currency in the automotive trends in industry.
3. Proficient in using various software such as electronic service manuals, engine diagnosis/wave forms; computer applications for communication and learning, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, the internet multi-media presentation.
4. Ability to interpret and apply regulations; analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; and clearly communicate orally and in writing.
Foreign Degree: [If possess] Possession of a full-time, clear Designated Subjects

Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in Learning Center, Interdisciplinary Studies.

California Driver’s License;
[If possess] Full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in Automotive Trades.

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions
Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).

References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an ""incomplete"" application; please enter ""N/A"" if any section does not apply.
1. Four (4) Professional References listed as part of your online application;
4. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Legible transcripts that clearly state the institution name and degree(s) received. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document and then uploaded.

[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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