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Adjunct Faculty - Diesel Technology

Employer
Amarillo College
Location
Amarillo, TX
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
At Amarillo College, our mission is: Transforming our community and economy through learning, innovation, and achievement. Every team member, regardless of job title or duties, is responsible first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

This is an exciting time to work for Amarillo College! We are seeking our next Adjunct Faculty Diesel Technology who will be all-in on our mission and who will perform duties primarily related to the instruction of courses in assigned disciplines. Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, online courses, or tech supported classes, and in immediate preparation for respective courses; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; and preparing teaching materials. This position will support growth in the Diesel Tech Program at the TDCJ Clements Unit.

This position is filled on an as need basis, contingent upon institutional needs.

Requirements

EDUCATION

Required: Associate Degree in Diesel Technology or ASE Certified T4 (Brakes), T6 (Electrical/Electronic Systems), T8 (Preventive maintenance Inspection (PMI). High quality work experience and professional certifications may substitute for education requirements.

Preferred: T1 (Gasoline), T2 (Diesel Engines), T3 (Drivetrain), T5 (Suspension and Steering), T7 (Heating, Ventilation and AC).

EXPERIENCE

Required: Minimum three (3) years as a diesel technician.

Preferred: Previous post-secondary teaching experience.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach Diesel Technology utilizing appropriate and engaging instructional methods and techniques.

Create engaging lesson plans that promote student involvement and application of the material.

Submit college reports and forms in a timely manner.

Utilize a course syllabus for each course, following established institutional guidelines.

Meet with and advise students before/after class or by appointment, electronic communication, or other appropriate methods.

Evaluate students to measure their progress.

Attend meetings, trainings, and orientations as required.

Participate in course and curriculum development, revision and evaluation.

Design and implement assessments to measure student learning outcomes.

Maintain accurate and timely records of student attendance and academic performance.

Perform effective teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.

Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.

As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Good oral and written command of the English language and grammar is required.

Ability to understand and apply learner-centered and high impact instructional methods.

Skills in computer operation.

Ability to work under stress, independently and as a team member.

Ability to maintain regular communication with students and provide constructive feedback to students.

Ability to demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.

Ability to demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.

Ability to ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.

Ability to teach off-campus, dual credit, online, and tech supported courses as required.

Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Notice: Applicants selected for employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal history background check and possibly a pre-employment drug test.

Salary Adjunct: , please review the TEACHING OVERLOAD COMPENSATION and ADJUNCT FACULTY COMPENSATION chart to view the salary pay scale. This is based on your highest level of education.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time, and be able to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Work Environment: This job may operate in a classroom, online, or tech supported setting. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/video-recorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy machines, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Commitment Statement: Amarillo College is dedicated to building a workforce that embraces a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, fostering a culturally aware team at every organizational level. Our goal is a faculty and staff that mirrors the distinctiveness of our community and is continually enhancing their skills and knowledge to better serve our entire student population.

Promotional Opportunity Policy: Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.

Benefits

Part-time employees are entitled to a free gym membership at the First Bank Southwest Fitness center, Free tuition up to 6 credits per semester, and a generous retirement plan.

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