Adjunct Instructor, Automotive Systems Technology, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC



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Department: Automotive Systems Technology Program

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in Automotive Systems Technology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • At least two years of relevant work experience;
  • Two years of applicable teaching/training experience in the industry, secondary, or post-secondary settings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent understanding of the recent and future trends in the Automotive profession;
  • Ability to utilize community resources and support in the Automotive field;
  • Knowledge and understanding the concepts of Automotive and be able to execute this knowledge to students with various learning styles;
  • Have a familiarity of the variety of software and other tools utilized in Automotive;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the educational needs of the Durham Technical Community College service area;
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and promote effective communication and interpersonal relations across departmental lines, with associates, as well as with the business community, the higher education community, and the general public;
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and advisory or community groups;
  • Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System;
  • Demonstrated competence in oral, written, and computer skills appropriate;
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
  • Ability to make presentations to large audiences; and,
  • Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Functions

In general, the work of the Adjunct Instructor includes performing general office duties, requiring the ability to sit and /or stand for long periods of time

Job Duties

1. General Operations:

  • Teach Automotive Systems Technology courses as determined by the terms of the employment contract, the director's semester staffing plans, program-specific needs, the general needs of the college, and the current teaching load guidelines;
  • Provide quality instruction at all times, teaching classes for the entire class period, and properly covering course materials and competencies as specified in course outlines. Additional duties include:

o Preparing objectives, assignments, grading standards, attendance policies and course syllabi to be distributed at first class meeting.
o Providing supervisor with syllabi, objectives and course outlines for each class.
o Being well prepared for each class.
o Keeping accurate attendance and grade records.
o Turning in reports, final grades, and other forms on time.
o Using various and innovative teaching techniques where applicable.
o Returning homework assignments and exams on a timely basis.
o Revising course content and objectives as required.
o Making suggestions to supervisor regarding textbooks, software, instructional materials, supplies and/or equipment needs.

  • Maintain professional awareness and currency of important Automotive issues, incorporating them into instruction in a manner consistent with course outlines and the plan of study.
  • Use various instructional, computer, and distance learning technologies (e.g., Sakai) to provide contemporary presentation of course material where appropriate.
  • Teach assigned courses with special attention to the college's mission, its commitment to the open door philosophy, and student success.

Program Responsibilities

  • Implement and enforce, when appropriate, college academic policies and procedures together with administrative rules and regulations and other controls intended to maintain order and the highest standards of instruction.
  • Maintain and process all office records, grade and enrollment reports, forms, and other paperwork in a timely and efficient manner, checking for the correctness and accuracy of all data.
  • Develop courses and syllabi as requested.

Required Working Hours

Part-time, adjunct instructor positions are on a course by course contracted basis. This is NOT a Full-Time faculty position

Job Type: Adjunct Faculty

Hiring Range: Vocational Diploma, Certificate or Less $29.67, Associate Degree or Equivalent $30.09, Bachelor's Degree $31.88, Master's Degree or Education Specialist $33.47, Doctoral Degree $35.76 (Per Contact Hour)

Posting Number: F482P

Close Date: 06/30/2023

Open Until Filled: No

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