Assistant Professor Job Training - Automotive Technician, Tenure
Date: July 19, 2022
Position Title: Assistant Professor Job Training - Automotive
Technician, Tenure Track
Department: Job Training
Work Hours/Schedule: 52 Week (Fall,Winter, and Summer
Compensation: Consistent with
Faculty Association contract
Reports to: Dean and Executive Director of Workforce Training
Posting Close Date: August 22, 2022
GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with
diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity,
national origin and ability; engage in and develop innovative
teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes;
demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional
development; and provide service to our students, the college, and
our community at large.
Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the
successful completion of departmental work, as well as work
associated with Workforce Training and GRCC as a whole. In addition
to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty
demonstrate outstanding communications skills, collaborate
effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles and work
efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation
is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform
their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the
spirit of GRCC values.
Essential Job Functions
Teach the Automotive Technician - Job
Training class and facilitate daily lesson plans, instruction and
Assist in the coordination of
facilities planning, equipment upkeep and purchasing.
Effectively assess, document, and
advise students regarding their academic and clinical
Demonstrate a commitment to a learning
Incorporate new technologies and
methods for enhanced teaching and learning into instructional
Engage in ongoing professional
development to maintain expertise in the field and communicate
outcomes with faculty and administration.
Advise students on curriculum, academic
programs, and employment and career goals.
Participate in departmental academic
Demonstrate sensitivity to and
understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide
range of abilities.
Provide departmental leadership in
Contribute to the growth and
development of the department and College by participating in
academic program review; curriculum development, evaluation and
revision; committee membership; department and advisory committee
Assist the Program Manager in the
preparation of reports and other required documents.
Promote the department by creating
partnerships with state and local communities, businesses, and
Adhere to College processes, policies,
and contractual obligations.
Support the College's Strategic Plan
through departmental and college action projects as
Support the department and the College
through other work normally expected of GRCC faculty members.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Support the development and
implementation of teaching techniques using audio/visual, computer,
and group interaction techniques.
Support the Department/Program and the
College by advising students, participating in committee work, and
performing other tasks normally expected of faculty members.
Adhere to the standards and
requirements expressed in the faculty contract.
Manage the communication and support
systems with local industry and professional organizations to keep
updated on technology, hiring trends, job placements, and
expectations of GRCC SWD graduates.
Develop and maintain curriculum that
reflects the current job skill requirements for graduates.
Maintain the student attendance
reporting system and GRCC purchasing process.
Assist other GRCC staff and instructors
by sharing expertise, projects, and class coverage.
Assist students seeking employment upon
completion of training.
Assist support staff in following up
Maintain requirements of accreditation
Special projects as assigned.
Associate's degree in related field
required. Candidates with an Associate's degree may be considered
with the understanding that a Bachelor's degree must be achieved
prior to receiving tenure.
Bachelor's and Master's degree in
related field preferred.
Master ASE certified.
5 years or more of private sector
experience in automotive or other related field.
Two (2) years teaching experience at
the college or university level with automotive and technology
Experience working with non-traditional
students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic
Experience with a variety of learning
technologies is preferred.
Familiar with the hiring practices and
skill requirements for local industry.
Appropriate technology required to
perform the duties of the position.
Excellent written and oral
Must be able to sit or
stand for long periods of time.
While performing the
duties of this job, the employee will be regularly required to use
hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls;
and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to frequently
climb up and down stairs and balance and hear.
Required to stand, walk,
and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
physically lift and/or move up to 40 to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust
Ability to demonstrate the
acuity and discernment necessary to safely engage in the practice
of Automotive as determined by professional standards of
An understanding of and
appreciation for the community college philosophy and student
An interest in working
with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of age,
ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
Grand Rapids Community
College will comply with any mandated health and safety
requirements. Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for
Ability to demonstrate the
mental health necessary to safely engage in the practice of Machine
Tool as determined by professional standards of practice.
Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits
experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to
enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have
different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining
agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits,
additional details are available on the Human
Six health insurance plan options
(includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account
A unique dental & vision
reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia
& lasik eye surgery).
Employer sponsored retirement plans as
well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your
spouse and your dependents.
Tuition reimbursement at other higher
education institutions for you.
Generous time off that includes sick,
vacation and personal leave banks.
Paid holidays and holiday shutdown
period in late December!
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online
applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs
. Submit a
cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply
for this position will close on August 22, 2022 at 11:59PM
Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand
Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa
sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and
working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each
person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal
educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race,
color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight,
national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial
status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities,
services, employment and advancement including admissions to,
access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required
by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all
aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment,
including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to
identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination
on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college
will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for
bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an
investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO
Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.grcc.edu/psp/job/EXTERNAL_APPLICANT/GRCC_HR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=1378&PostingSeq=1