Automotive Professor - 1 Year Only, Full-Time Non-Tenure Track
- South Puget Sound Community College
- Location: Olympia, Washington
- Category: Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Automotive Technology
- Posting Date: 07/13/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary: $56,119.00 Annually
South Puget Sound Community College seeks candidates for the 2020-2021 academic year to fill a full-time, 1- year only, non-tenure track position to teach evening courses in the Automotive Department.
This position will begin effective September 14, 2020. Contract year is 177 days.
The instructor should be able to teach and guide students in the diagnosis and repair of passenger car and light trucks in both lecture and lab settings. Again, teaching assignments will be during the evening. This recruitment is open to all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications stated below. Applications received by the closing date will be used to create an applicant pool that may be used to fill similar vacancies at the College which may occur over the next 6-9 months.
South Puget Sound Community College has been serving the city of Olympia and its surrounding communities for more than sixty years and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, student success and community engagement. Our learning environment combines small class sizes, award-winning faculty and staff, and modern facilities. Our core themes revolve around completion, excellence, equity & diversity, innovation, and community.
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
We also offer:
Free Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond
Gym and recreation facilities
FREE parking on our campuses - permits are not required
On-campus child care
Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
The Clipper Cafe specializing in seasonal comfort foods
The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
Starbucks coffee shop
Percival Creek running beneath our campus footbridge, providing year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon runs
A variety of wellness workshops and events
What You'll Do
Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills, and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success. Successful candidates will exhibit the following qualities:
Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
Engage with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to create a community of learners.
Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
Embrace change, risk-taking, and innovation.
Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs, and practices of others.
Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:
Craft contextualized and integrated learning experiences to meet stated student learning outcomes at the course, program, and college-level.
Create and facilitate authentic contextualized and integrated learning experiences in the areas of Automotive Technology in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals.
Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills and abilities in Automotive Technology and college abilities that measure course, program, and college-wide outcomes.
Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning.
Advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student's academic goals.
Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student success.
Use a wide range of learning resources, tools, and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.
Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college.
Remain current with automotive trends, breakthroughs, and incorporate into the curriculum
Possess knowledge to perform a high skill level to all 8 automotive service and repair areas
Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Support the college's mission by creating a work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.
Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.
Qualifications You Possess
Associate's degree related to Automotive Technology or three (3) years of recent industry experience in automotive technology
ASE or Factory Authorized Certification for passenger car and light truck repair. Successful applicant will be required to obtain current ASE Certification within one year of hire
L1 ASE Certification
Ability to work morning or evening schedule
Ability to provide and teach automotive skills, automotive theory, and operations and maintenance of automotive equipment in a structured lecture and lab environment
A Washington State Professional Technical Vocational Certificate or ability to become vocationally certificated, which requires at least two years of applicable experience within the last five years.
Demonstrated experience designing contemporary curriculum.
Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment.
ASE-Certified Master Automobile Technician status
Experience successfully instructing adult learners such as industry workers or students
5 years recent industry experience
Evidence of teaching excellence
Ability to establish community and industry connections, particularly as they relate to students educational experience
Evidence of innovative and diverse teaching methods, and technologies, to support teaching and learning in a dynamic educational environment
A commitment and ability to work effectively with students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including a wide range of student preparedness and physical abilities
Experience in the academic advising of students, with knowledge of transfer and AA programs
Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:
Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to email@example.com with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.
Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.
SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.
A benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and optional deferred compensation programs. For health benefit information go to Washington Health Care Authority.
Your paycheck is part of your total compensation package, with a benefits package worth about 30% of your salary.
This position will accrue 7 hours of sick leave per month.
For more benefits information please visit our Employee Benefits website.