Part-Time Faculty - Automotive Repair
Job Opportunity at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Posted on Nov 9

Location: Kirkland, WA
Job Type: Part Time
Job ID: W4146161

Part-Time Faculty - Automotive Repair

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 11/08/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/28/17 11:59 PM

As an Adjunct Professor in the School of Transportation, you will teach, develop materials and experiences, and manage a classroom and lab facility that provides students with the basic skills that are required to enter the automotive industry as a technician in a dealership, independent shop or fleet facility using the standards put forth by LWTech and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. (NATEF)
The ideal candidate will be able to combine technical expertise with supportive and collaborative learning attitudes and behavioral modeling that is formative to our students' success. Managing lab facilities and budgets to sustain the program and working as part of a collaborative team with other faculty and staff are key components in this position. This position reports to the program dean.
The technical expertise that this person brings will be from the automotive industry that possesses a minimum of 5 years full time experience in the field, in addition to a record of formal transportation training exemplified by AAS attainment, journeyman level apprenticeship, or formal dealership training.

• Model and teach productive and constructive work habits and attitudes, safety, study skills, industry performance standards and core skills as identified by the college.
• Develop and incorporate instructional methods, curriculum and modes that support best learning practices and adapt to varied learner populations, preparing students to be work-ready graduates.
• Develop and maintain classroom and lab processes and procedures, including safety, that follow local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment; repair and maintain shop equipment and tools as needed.
supports decisions in grading and program evaluation.
• Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through standard instruments such as syllabi, and provide clear, timely feedback.
• Hold students accountable to behavioral expectations that align with building industry skill sets and follow campus policies; deal consistently and fairly with all students.
• Work with internal and external counselors, and others supporting students to create high retention, completion and placement rates for all machining students.
• Work as a highly effective team member in collaboration with other department faculty and staff to create learning that produces graduates who are highly sought after by industry related to the department's programs.
• Advise students on educational and career planning; assist in connecting students with industry.
• Develop and maintain industry and community support for the Automotive Repair program by actively engaging with industry; advisory committee meetings and seeking industry guidance to provide program and sector advice; maintain relationships with local employers, feeder programs, businesses and organizations that relate to this field.
• Develop new skills directed at program needs; pursue professional development activities to stay current in both teaching and in transportation knowledge. Skills must be in all phases of the occupation.
• Develop and maintain relationships with feeder programs, trade apprenticeships, and related bachelor's opportunities along the complete educational pathway for this program. Evaluate, monitor, and direct the work of other program staff as assigned including, Instructional Support Technicians, volunteers and work-study students.
• Engage in budget development, grant planning and program budget expenditures to best meet program needs and anticipate growth; participate in marketing and in outreach to new audiences to assure program sustainability and growth.
• Participate with campus individuals who are creating and implementing grants, scholarship, and direct donations to the program.
• Actively participate as a team member in program management and campus initiatives; be familiar with and advance the college's mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to the Automotive Repair Technician program; attend and participate in department and college meetings as appropriate; participate in college accreditation, program review and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement.
• Create, nurture and contribute to effective and harmonious relationships with the department team through communication, teamwork and sharing of duties and interdependence.
• Maintain regular office hours; respond effectively and promptly to student inquiries, inquiries from the general public and to division and college personnel.
• Perform other professional activities as approved by the dean.

In addition, full-time faculty will also:

• Take part in college accreditation and program review, as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
• Perform other professional activities as approved by the Dean of Industrial Technology

• An earned AAS degree in Automotive Technology from an accredited college or equivalent.
• Hold or be able to obtain ASE Master status within six months of employment
• Hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate to teach in the automotive repair area.
• Five years full-time related industry work experience as an automotive technician in a dealership, independent shop or fleet environment.
• Valid First Aid certificate (with Blood-borne Pathogens and CPR) required upon hire
• Valid driver's license and ability to perform as a driver on Washington state highways
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be committed to customer service
• Must be able to use computing resources for communication, grading, resource retrieval, and teaching/preparing of educational components.
• Willingness to participate on department committees.
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff and community from diverse backgrounds, including those whose native language is not English, and a commitment to a culturally diverse work environment.

• Bachelor degree from an accredited college.
• Prior adult instruction experience in a technical field or under NATEF guidelines.
• Prior knowledge of or has participated in NATEF accreditation.
• Related industry work experience as an automotive technician in the European vehicle arena such as, dealerships, independent shops or in a fleet environment.

Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. Expected initial placement is $54,000 for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Working hours are usually Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm; schedule to be determined by supervisor. Summer quarter (40 additional days) employment may reasonably be available based on student enrollment. This is a tenure track full-time, contract position.

Medical, dental, and insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; State Retirement Plan; sick leave is equal to 1 day per month, effective upon employment.

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application
• Current resume
• Cover letter
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks
• Must hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate
• Valid First Aid certificate (with Blood-borne Pathogens and CPR) required upon hire

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment
• Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public


• Moderate risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals such as spray adhesives, lubricants and paints, biological materials, flammable gases and electric shock
• Moderate use of equipment with moving/and or sharp parts
• Exposure to weather; corridors between buildings are outdoors
• Noise and chatter in an industrial environment

Eligibility Verification
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Affirmative Action Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Melissa Lamy, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.


You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials.

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Kirkland, WA 98034
Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations for the application process should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources (425) 739-8212 or (425) 739-8122 TDD.

Interview Process: Applicants whose backgrounds best match the position's essential functions and qualifications are generally contacted for interview by phone or email 2 to 4 weeks after the position closes.

Equal Opportunity: Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to employment applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or whether a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. Questions can be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator at (425) 739-8212.

Immigration Reform and Control Act requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation proving eligibility to work in the United State by completing an Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) within three days of employment.

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