Tenure-Track Diesel Technology Instructor

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia-Higher Ed

Job Description


Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Diesel Instructor. 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. This position begins 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, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105

Position Responsibilities

General Faculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a clean and safe learning environment that prepares students for industry requirements.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Diesel technology or related field or equivalent training/experience.
  • Journeyman diesel mechanic status with either "on" or "off" highway equipment.
  • Five years of diesel mechanic experience and two years of teaching/training experience OR seven years of diesel mechanic experience.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and willingness to contribute to college-wide projects.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • ASE Certification in medium and heavy trucks.
  • Factory training certificate from a major engine manufacture (i.e. Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit, John Deere, etc.).
  • Supervisory experience within the industry.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching/training techniques, including the use of technology that enhances student/trainee success.
  • Familiarity with current research in the discipline.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and members of the campus community.
  • Demonstrated participation in academic, professional, and civic activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student engagement, motivation, and learning.


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 following supplemental questions included in the online application
  1. Describe your teaching/training philosophy.
  2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching/training is effective and students/trainees are succeeding.
  3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to non-traditional or ethnically and culturally diverse students? 
  4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline.

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline:
Open until filled with priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by 3 p.m., March 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
February 14, 2017

Education Requirements

Associate Degree