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Salary will be commensurate with education and experience

The Automotive Systems Technology Instructor is responsible for providing innovative and engaging instruction and ensuring that course topics and examples evolve with advancements in the field. The instructor reports to the Automotive Systems Technology Program Director and the Dean of Business and Industry. The instructor will maintain program equipment, maintain order and safety in the shop, and keep abreast of industry standard practices as they relate to automotive repair. Outside of the classroom, the instructor is expected to participate in student recruitment efforts, industry partnership outreach, and committee work, as assigned.

The position will remain open until filled.

Faculty members must demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College:

Mastery of the subject

  • Demonstrate in-depth and accurate knowledge of the teaching discipline

  • Display the ability to interpret and evaluate theories of the field or discipline

  • Connect the subject with related fields

  • Stay current on the subject through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attend professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops

  • Maintain current ASE certification

  • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience, where appropriate

Educational performance

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline

  • Plan and organize instruction to maximize student learning

  • Use appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate material to students

  • Modify instructional methods and strategies as needed to meet diverse student needs

  • Use available teaching technology, i.e. internet, interactive technology, etc., as appropriate

  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate assignments for students

  • Contribute to the selection and development of teaching materials in accordance with course objectives

Assessment of student learning

  • Set and track meaningful learning goals

  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives

  • Assess student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning

  • Keep accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances

Support of College Policies and Procedures

  • Teach assigned courses in a multi-campus environment

  • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed

  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and students for advice and consultation

  • Serve as the faculty’s academic advisor for students

  • Prepare, distribute and submit approved lesson plans and lesson plans for all assigned sections in accordance with program and division policies

  • Maintain confidentiality of student information

  • Replace other instructors of the teaching discipline in case of absence

  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials and resources

  • Comply with responsibilities cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Distance Learning Handbook, Policy Handbook, and Procedures Handbook

Participation in college, division, department, and program activities

  • Serve on college committees as assigned

  • Participate in meetings and events as needed

  • Respond promptly to requests for information

  • Support part-time and full-time colleagues

  • Contribute to curriculum development processes of programs, departments and divisions

  • Participate in graduation ceremonies

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communicating with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as part of a team

Contribution to the growth and improvement of the College’s mission and programs

  • Become familiar with the college’s goals, mission, and long-range plans

  • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels

  • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents

  • Execute professional responsibilities in accordance with the objectives, mission and relevant plans of the College

  • Participate in the marketing, recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff

  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities

Other tasks

  • Lead students in laboratory classes, train and supervise student laboratory activities, and assist students in laboratory work and related activities

  • Ensure that the equipment; materials; and other resources, such as teaching aids, are available for classes

  • Play a leading role in the maintenance of laboratory equipment; and if necessary, carry out simple maintenance

  • Arrange for equipment repairs when machinery breaks down

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the teaching discipline or Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and demonstrated proficiency in the teaching discipline

  • At least 5 years of work experience in the automotive industry

  • Must hold current ASE Master Automobile Technician certification

  • Previous teaching experience at a community college or university, experience using instructional technology, and teaching online courses is preferred

  • Licensing and/or certification requirements specific to teaching discipline and external government agencies should be submitted to Human Resources

  • This position will be responsible for teaching basic automotive courses at area high schools and will be on a nine month firm contract in accordance with the high school schedule with no summer job guarantees

Work conditions

  • Typical classroom or online teaching environment

  • Frequent standing for 6-8 hours a day, resistant to frequent temperature changes

  • Bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing and pulling frequently

  • Lift and carry infrequent items up to 50 lbs. without help

  • Frequent travel between campus buildings and infrequent travel to other campuses

  • Listen and speak frequently with students and other faculty and staff

  • Uncommon to be seated at a desk or workstation using a phone, computer, keyboard, and mouse

  • Exposure to fire and chemical hazards

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