Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology

Central Oregon Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying: You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process. COCC reserves the right to cancel or change recruitment postings based on organizational needs.

Position Information

Posting Number: 06001994 Position Title: Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology Posting Date: 11/10/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): 1st Priority Review date 1/16/2022 Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract Anticipated Start Date:
September 2022 Position Type/Employee Class: Full-Time Faculty FTE: 1.0 Salary Level: Assistant Professor Starting Pay Range $51,750 - $60,899 for 9 mos, plus exceptional benefits Hours per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:
To provide instruction to students in the Automotive Technology program, develop curriculum, assess student learning, and provide student advising. This position will be a part of team teaching in a self-paced learning environment and will provide individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress.

CTE Program Director Disclaimer : Every CTE program has a Program Director. As faculty within the Automotive Technology program, you may be asked to perform the job duties of the Program Director for the Automotive Technology program. In the event that this designation is given, you will be provided with the information regarding this position prior to any appointments.

Additional Employee Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
  • Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age.
  • Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
  • 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
  • Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost.
  • A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources.
  • PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility.
  • 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore.
  • Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community.
Terms of Employment:
  • Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt. This is a full-time, tenure-track probationary position commencing September 2022. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
  • $51,750– $60,899 per year depending on experience.
  • Represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
  • COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
  • The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
  • Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
  • May include travel throughout the College district.
Essential Functions:
  1. Provide instruction in area of discipline, using approved course outcome guides. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses, live, asynchronously online, or hybrid combinations of formats.
  2. Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up.
  3. Hold at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
  4. Participate in department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review.
  5. Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the field, and maintain current credentials or licensures as required by the program.
  6. Participate in service to the college. This may include participating in College committees, taskforces, peer teams, or other activities.
  7. Provide meaningful, professional service to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations.
  8. Maintain College safety standards in work areas; ensure that student are trained in good safety practices; and make reasonable efforts to ensure that students follow good safety practices.
  9. Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

ESSENTIAL Duties and Responsibilities Specific to automotive technology:
  1. Effectively instruct all phases of automotive technology relating to all eight content areas, plus the developing areas in clean diesel, on vehicle networking, and HEV (hybrid electric)/electric vehicles.
  2. Effectively teach automotive technology relating to eight ASE content areas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.
  1. Thorough knowledge in the field of taught discipline and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
  2. Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
  3. Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
  4. Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  5. Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.
  7. Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
  8. Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.
  9. Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
  10. Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Ability to work in the auto shop lab, classroom and office environments using automotive equipment, tools, computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology,or closely related equivalent (candidates must complete supplemental equivalency question to clarify equivalency) or a minimum of 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) of credit in the Automotive Technology field.
  • 3years of current diagnostic/electrical experience in automotive technology.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching Automotive Technology
  • Experience in Electric Vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, ADAS, Controller Systems, Low Sulfur Diesel, and emerging transportation technologies.
  • Have or be able to obtain the following certifications:
    • ASE Master Technician Certification in Automotive Technology
    • ASE L1 Advance Engine Performance Specialist
    • ASE Certified Diesel Mechanic
    • EV (electric vehicle) and HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) coursework
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * Describe how you meet the minimum requirement of either an AAS in Automotive Technology or minimum of 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) credit in Automotive Technology field.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have at least three (3) years diagnostic/electrical experience in Automotive Technology?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Although only a preference, explain your experience in Electric vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, ADAS, Controller Systems, Low Sulfur Diesel and emerging transportation technologies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  6. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  9. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable

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