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Assistant Professor, Automotive
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 11/18/2020
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Automotive
Salary $44,394-$66,591/Academic yr -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Assistant Professor, Automotive

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Tenure Track

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean


Aviation/Related Tech-2N7

Requisition Number


Position Type


Job Category




Initial Work Location

Miller Campus

Starting Salary

$44,394-$66,591/Academic yr

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department, as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

Teach all subjects within the functional area of Automotive Systems Repair Technology. Those courses can include engines, electrical, hydraulics, chassis & transmissions. Use the classroom and laboratory to instruct college students in the technical information and fundamental skills required to maintain and repair all types of passenger vehicles and trucks.

Develop new curriculum and update existing curriculum as need, create courses to support delivery in a competency-based environment, attend all required department and school meetings, and fulfill all department and school assignments. Serve on school and college committees.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Job Duties
a. Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.
b. Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
c. Work closely with department peers and administrator to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.

a. Creates an effective, supportive learning environment for students regardless of delivery method.
b. Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline (CCO) and catalog description.
c. Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO.
d. Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets during required contact hours.
e. Demonstrates incorporation of active and applied learning in courses taught (hands‐on and engaged activities).
f. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
g. Promotes development of critical thinking among students.
h. Actively participates in the update and production of new curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, department, campus, college and state.
i. Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community. Meets with students outside of class—a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on‐line.
j. Is available to teach courses at times directed by academic needs of the program and availability of staffing pool. The department recommends final teaching assignments with final decision by the Academic Administrator.
k. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
l. Consistently improves course quality, design and course integrity through participation in college‐ wide assessment of student learning.
m. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
n. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
o. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
p. Uses appropriate resources and technology in the delivery of courses.
q. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement.
r. Maintains professional and collegial behavior.
s. Coordinates and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students as assigned.
t. Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1‐2 contract days).
u. Meets deadlines.
v. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
w. Partners with the college to provide innovation to improve the learning environment.
x. Promotes support for the mission, vision, values and goals of the College by incorporating culturally‐ competent pedagogy and inclusivity practices.
Professional Activity
a. Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills and demonstrated teaching competencies consistent with department standards.
b. Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
c. Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
d. Promotes professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional activities (in‐ service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by departments.
e. Participates in collegial mentoring relationship, serving as mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.
f. Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
g. Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
h. Completes required training and participates in professional development.

Service to the College
a. Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department, school, or college‐wide committee.
b. Promotes, models and exhibits the College Values with colleagues, students and community stakeholders.
c. Responds to discussions and requests for department work in timely manner (e.g. answers email, completes task assignments, etc.)
d. Mentors new faculty as assigned.
e. Serves on tenure sitting committees for department colleagues when appropriate.
f. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines and other pertinent federal regulations.
g. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.
h. Reviews and recommends program textbooks and/or materials.
i. Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement and other institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
j. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints.
k. Assumes an active role in the student advising process, formal and/or informal, per departmental guidelines.
l. Meets with and updates counseling office; updates and maintains advising materials per departmental guidelines.
m. Develops and/or participates in student recruitment and retention strategies. (Career and Majors Fair, Pathways to Professions, informal outreach, etc.)
n. Assists with assessment of credit for prior learning as needed.
o. Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives.
p. Evaluates and revises program offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new curricula as needed.
q. Participates in strategic planning and monitors the institutional effectiveness and accountability process.
r. Provides leadership and instructional integrity through classroom observation, mentoring and evaluation of part‐time employees or serving on tenure sitting committees as needed. Participates in state‐level issues as requested.
s. Reports maintenance issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
t. Maintains inventory, if appropriate, of equipment, tools, supplies and storage/disposal of hazardous materials required for classes, and request appropriate equipment repair.
u. Actively participates in the informed budget process.
v. Identifies budgetary needs and priorities within the program as applicable.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

1.Provided effective classroom and laboratory instruction to students using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter.
2. manage a classroom and lab.
3. Participation in departmental and college professional activities.
4. Maintaining accurate and timely student’s records as required.
5. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility.
6. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conducts and ethics.
7. Communicating with excellent written and oral skills in English.
8. Term teaching Agreement: hours may vary. Flexibility in schedule. including availability for day, evening, weekend and summer assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology and two years experience as an automotive technician.
Formal teaching experience in automotive maintenance related subjects.
ASE Master Certification with G-1

Minimum Qualifications

1. Minimum six years as an automotive technician or AAS Degree in Automotive Technology and 4 years experience as an Automotive Technician,
2. Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology and two years experience as an automotive technician.
3. ASE Certified: G-1

Note: High School or Post Secondary teaching experience may be substituted for industry experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Must maintain students records.
2. Prepare course material.
3. Develop course curriculum.
4. Supervise automotive repairs made by students.
5. Follow the course curriculum.
6. Prepare and administer students evaluations
7. Keep accurate classroom records.
8. Provide ADA Accommodations as directed.
9. Answer questions about the course
10. Follow SLCC policies and procedures.
11. Knowledge of the Automotive ASE disciplines. Skilled in automotive steering/suspension and brakes.
12. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students. faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Other Duties as Assigned

Special Instructions

Anticipated Hire: January 2021

Priority Review Date: November 30, 2020: Applications received by the priority review date will receive priority in screening. The screening of applications submitted after the priority review date will be determined by the committee until the position is filled. The following documents are required to submit the application:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae,
2. Copy of transcripts and Certifications,
3. A letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications.
Note: Additional documents for the committee to review are encouraged.

Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.

SLCC HR Department will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist.

Official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx.

Please contact SLCC HR office at 801-957-4210 for assistance with the application or accommodations.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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