Full-Time Temporary Automotive Instructor (Technician Development Manager)

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia Automotive Education

Job Description


Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Automotive Instructor. Primary teaching responsibilities include preparing students for success as a dealership technician through management of the internships.  Primary duties include developing and managing relations between Dealership Service Manager, Mentoring Technician and Student; assisting in the development and monitoring of students' goals; ensure success of students both professionally and technically; and ensure student completion of Factory and Industry Certifications (ASE).  This position will be responsible for all students in our Dealer Ready programs (Toyota T-TEN, Honda PACT, Audi AEP, and Dick Hannah's HiTECC).  Additional teaching assignments may be available.  Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Start date is September 15, 2017.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate or transfer to a four-year college.
  • Experience using computer applications, information systems, and the Internet.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the educational role, mission, and philosophy of the community college.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.
  • Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
  • Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.
  • Participate in course and program level assessment activities. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • A.A.S degree in Automotive Technology or equivalent.
  • Six years of recent automotive repair technician experience preferred.
    • Other shop positions are acceptable with a strong understanding of technician workflow.
  • This position requires flexible hours, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the region is required, including minimal overnight travel.
  • Effectively coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with Clark faculty, staff, and Dealership personnel to handle and resolve student concerns in accordance with College policy, FERPA regulations and dealership standards.
  • Participate in NATEF and other industry partner program certification processes.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements:
  1. Teaching personnel in professional-technical fields for which bachelor's or master's degrees are not commonly available shall possess sufficient broad and comprehensive training, industry-recognized certification when available, and two years of relevant work experience or relevant and current teaching experience.
  2. Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mobile refrigerant certified.
  • ASE Certified in all eight automotive areas.  Required for additional teaching assignments.
    • ASE L-1 Certified
    • Ability to obtain ASE G1 Certification
  • Recent diagnostic technician experience.
  • Recent college-level teaching experience.
  • Recent experience managing personnel.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques - including the use of technology - that enhance student success.
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities.

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $50,000 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $71,976. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by July 17, 2017.
Condition of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:  http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
Clark College Human Resources
June 20, 2017