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Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology
Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology
Closing Date: 08/04/2022
Open Until Filled No
Classification Title Diesel Mechanics
Working Title Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology
Location San Diego Miramar College
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 – $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured- Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.2 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
Position Equivalent FTE:
Job Duration 10 Months
Position Number: 000864
FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty
Position Type Academic
Department Diesel Technology
San Diego Miramar College, a student-ready college, invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor, Diesel Technology. Hours and days of the assignment are 40 hours per week, Monday to Saturday.
Miramar College, a leader in providing student access and success, seeks candidates who are motivated by serving students in a college community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
We are a fast?growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. Recently designated as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI), the College is committed to helping students access higher education and achieve success inside and outside the classroom.
The College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (<1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.
In addition to expertise in their field, San Diego Miramar College seeks applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support our diverse student populations. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate ways they will develop tools and resources to better serve historically marginalized and minoritized populations. We strongly encourage candidates who possess the experience for the position, and who are student-centered and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to best serve our student population.
Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are proud of our commitment to create a socially just and responsive culture, host ethnically diverse speakers, and support various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure that students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color and disproportionately impacted students. In fact, the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted strategicla goals.
Strategic Goals for Fall 2020 – Spring 2027
1) Pathways – Provide student-centered pathways that are responsive to change and focus on student learning, equity, and success.
2) Engagement – Enhance the college experience by providing student-centered programs, services, and activities that close achievement gaps, engage students, and remove barriers to their success.
3) Organizational Health – Strengthen Institutional Effectiveness through planning, outcomes assessment, and program review processes in efforts to enhance data-informed decision making.
4) Relationship Cultivation – Build and sustain a college culture that strengthens participatory governance, diversity, inclusion, and community partnerships.
5) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.
Applicants can review Miramar College’s full strategic plan on Miramar College’s website.
Hours and days of the assignment are 40 hours/week. However, the schedule will vary based on the class schedule.
The Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology reports to the Dean of Business, Technical Careers, and Workforce Initiatives. Major responsibilities include:
Teach college-level lecture and laboratory courses in a variety of diesel technology topics using traditional and alternative methods of instruction.
Utilize instructional knowledge and methods of the discipline that enhance student learning and adapt to diverse learning styles.
Advise and assist students in education and career development.
Work collaboratively with department and interdisciplinary faculty to plan, develop, implement, and assess courses in the diesel technology subject area that will provide technical/professional training and preparation for career pathways.
Maintain currency in diesel technology, industry trends, and technology innovations for the development of new courses and curriculum revisions in order to meet industry objectives and emerging occupations.
Participate in departmental and faculty functions including program review, curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, office hours/student advisement, training and evaluation of part-time faculty, and varied campus affairs including service on college-wide and districtwide committees.
Collaborate with industry, community, and professional organizations on curriculum and partnership development.
Serve as an active member of the district and college industry advisory boards.
Work effectively with students from a variety of cultural, educational, and occupational backgrounds.
Serve as faculty advisor for the Diesel Skills Club at Miramar College and participate in regional, state, and national competitions.
Instruct theory and lab classes for pre and post-employment students in diesel-powered equipment maintenance related to: powertrain, hydraulics, electrical systems, electronic systems, air brakes, steering, suspensions, air conditioning, diesel engines, and undercarriage.
Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the district-adopted description and collective bargaining agreement.
Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.
1. Any Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years of professional experience directly related to the area of assignment; OR,
2. Any Associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience directly related to the area of assignment; OR,
3. Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Automotive and Diesel Mechanics and Related Technologies; OR,
4. The equivalent.
The District encourages all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, outlined above, to apply for this position. The most qualified and desirable candidate will also possess additional qualifications:
- Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and related classroom strategies.
- Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge working with faculty, staff, and students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
- Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to write and implement diesel technology curriculum at the community college level.
- Demonstrated experience with shared/participatory governance.
- Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional, community, and industry partnerships, including industry advisory boards.
- Experience developing industry contacts, including assessment and placement of students in related jobs.
- Demonstrated experience creating a conducive learning environment, managing class time, and providing feedback in the classroom.
- Proficiency in designing and teaching diesel technology courses, both lecture and laboratory, in a variety of modalities including hybrid and fully online (synchronous and asynchronous).
- Ability to work collaboratively with departmental faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities.
- Evidence of commitment to remaining current in the discipline to maintain program excellence and professional development in diesel technology.
- ASE Medium/ Heavy Duty Truck certifications T2-T8 (current or expired)
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively teach diesel technology courses at the community college.
- Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to teach diesel-related manipulative skills in a lab setting.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, prepare, and present diesel lessons effectively, in classroom and lab settings.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively repair and overhaul heavy-duty diesel engines (9L-15L).
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively repair and teach commercial truck (Class 6-8) powertrain, air brakes, steering, driveline, and suspension systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively repair and teach heavy truck and heavy equipment electrical systems and electronic diagnostics.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively repair and teach heavy equipment powertrain, brakes, final drives, undercarriage, and steering systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively repair heavy-duty transmissions, and hydraulic transmissions, including Cat power shift transmissions.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively repair hydraulics and load sensing and pressure compensating systems.
- Demonstrated ability to use and integrate computer technology in instruction, including current software related to teaching and training of diesel technicians.
If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
EPA section 609 MVAC certification
Class A or B/California Commercial driver’s license (current or expired)
Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.
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.
- Complete online application;
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
- Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate); AND,
- Three Professional References listed within the online job application.
- Cover Letter (Optional).
- Syllabus (Optional).
- List of Courses Taught. Include all courses relevant to the discipline (Optional).
- Foreign Degree Evaluation (Required if applicable).
- Equivalency Evaluation Request (Required if applicable).
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.
Please be prepared to present a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Card or negative COVID-19 test (dated within 72 hours of your interview appointment). Masks are required for in-person interviews.
Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via email.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Conditions of Employment:
SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:
Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’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);
Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination card or Vaccination Exemption;
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 as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT
If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further 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.
Posting Number AC00888
Required & Optional Documents
- Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
- Unofficial Transcript (Undergraduate)
- Optional Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of Courses Taught (Refer to "Special Instructions" in Posting
- Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)
- Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
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