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University Faculty Automotive Technology

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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University Faculty Automotive Technology

Requisition Number: F00251P:

Job Description:
The Automotive Technology Department at Weber State University has an opening for a faculty position. Faculty teaching duties include the preparation and delivery of courses required for the Automotive Technology associate of applied science (AAS) degree offered by WSU. Courses include but are not limited to diagnosis and service of all makes and models of vehicle systems in all eight ASE areas. Teaching duties may also include various upper division courses. Candidates must be willing to receive further training in advanced vehicle technologies including hybrid and electric vehicles.

This is a full-time, 9-month teaching position starting Fall, 2022.

The individual may be required to coordinate visits with dealerships/shops to assess student progress. Duties also include organizing shop facilities; maintaining lab vehicles; developing course materials; recruiting new students; coordinating with manufacturer partners, dealers, government agencies and independent service personnel; and providing service to the institution.

Job Duties:

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years automotive industry experience
  • B.S. Degree in Automotive Service Technology or equivalent for instructor
  • M.S. Degree (and approval of Automotive faculty and college dean) for tenure-track

Preferred Qualifications:
Seeking applicants with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Proficient with automotive service information and diagnostic support software
  • Extensive automotive system, diagnostic, and service technical knowledge
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Individual must be highly motivated, willing to accept new challenges and able to complete tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to work skillfully with highly technical diagnostic equipment, including: Scan Tools, Lab Scopes, DMMs, HVAC Equipment, Vibration Diagnostic Equipment, etc.
  • Excellent communication, evaluation and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations and work environments
  • Ability to handle complex classroom learning situations
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with both internal and external customers and coworkers in a team setting

Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Masters Degree in relevant field
  • Automotive Management
  • ASE L1 Certification
  • Automotive instructional experience
  • Automotive curriculum development knowledge or experience
  • Public speaking experience
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Certification

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 04/11/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Instructor positions are one-year temporary positions renewed annually at the sole discretion of the university. The position comes with a generous benefits package. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Screening of applications will begin May 11, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Physical Activity of this position: Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. , Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. , Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees., Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. , Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. , Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. , Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. , Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: operating machines, (i.e. lathes, drill presses, power saws) where the job is at or within arm’s reach; skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, plumber, mechanic.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body. , The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. , The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

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