Automotive Technology Instructor (One or More)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7089467 (Ref.No. scj-11855)
Posted: November 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
For this position, candidates must have at least one of the following: 
 
1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university AND two years of professional experience in automotive technology; OR 
2. Associate’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university AND six years of professional experience in automotive technology; OR 
3. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above ; OR 
4. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).

Employee must also have:

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.


Experience Required:
• Meet minimum qualifications for an automotive community college instructor (bachelors degree and two years professional experience or associates degree and six years professional experience, or approved equivalent).
• Two (2) years recent successful experience teaching automotive technology or related subjects at the community college level.
• One or more Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificates.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability in a.) teaching automotive electrical/electronics, engine performance, brakes/suspension, HVAC, diesel, alternative fuel vehicle systems, engine rebuilding/machining, or other related systems, b.) autonomous vehicles and/or related technologies, or c.) other advanced transportation systems.

Desired Qualifications:
• Master’s degree
ASE Master Automotive Technician certification.
• California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) smog certification.
• Advanced education/training in automotive or other transportation technologies via manufacturer, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), or accredited higher education provider. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of autonomous vehicles, alternative fuel, and/or other alternative advanced transportation technologies.
• Organizational and computer expertise, including the ability to use technology in the classroom.
• Recent industry certification and experience including alternative fuels, tires, and other automobile functions.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with manufacturers, service providers and suppliers to develop industry sponsored programs and workforce opportunities.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop collaboration and partnerships with industry and other education institutions to advance the profession.
• Experience in program and curriculum development in new advanced technologies and industries.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the training needs of automotive service employers and employees.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Recent community college teaching experience.
• Knowledge of the needs of adult and under-prepared students.

Assignment Type:
Full Time, Tenure Track

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / CV

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Transcript 1



Optional Documents

  1. Transcript 2

  2. Transcript 3

  3. Transcript 4

  4. Transcript 5

  5. Letter of Recommendation 1

  6. Letter of Recommendation 2

  7. Letter of Recommendation 3

  8. Other Doc

  9. Foreign Transcript Evaluation 1

  10. License or Certificate







At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.