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Full-Time Instructor – Automotive Technology

Kirtland Community College, located near Roscommon in the rural Northeastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position in Automotive Technology.  Responsibilities include direct classroom instruction in a variety of automotive courses, and maintaining a state approved and NATEF Certified Program.  The individual in this position must be able to communicate effectively with students, college personnel, and outside agencies utilizing both interpersonal and technical methodologies.  This position requires an instructor who is broadly knowledgeable of the current state of Automotive Technology, is able to communicate that knowledge, and who is able to assess, prepare, and adapt the program for ongoing technological change.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Faculty responsibilities are governed by the provisions of the Master Agreement; those listed below are representative only)

  • Instruct, evaluate, and counsel students.  Provide individual assistance as appropriate to meet student needs.
  • Maintain state of the art knowledge as it relates to this subject area.
  • Investigate and initiate new teaching/learning strategies that reflect current technology and methods, assist in curriculum development and implementation for purposes of meeting trends in automotive technology education.
  • Plan, prepare, and organize instructional materials.
  • Plan, supervise, and evaluate student classroom experience.
  • Prepare, maintain, and timely file required student records.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of program materials, supplies and equipment, evaluate future needs and make recommendations and requests for upgrades and improvements.
  • Advise the dean responsible for occupational programs of student progress and other matters related to student welfare.
  • Assist in preparing class schedules.
  • Be present and/or available for student contact as required by contract and the needs of the program.
  • Communicate with part-time faculty for purposes of coordination/application of instruction in the classroom and/or online setting, foster and maintain a collegial teaching and learning environment.
  • Act as liaison to outside agencies, work with the program advisory committee, and coordinate state and national regulations and requirements with program and course curriculum.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Serve on committees, attend meetings, and engage in such other activities that serve to promote the educational programs.

SUPERVISION – Works under the direct supervision of the dean of instruction responsible for occupational programs.

Individuals in this position are expected to be generally present and/or available for instructional purposes or college business when and as required by contract, policy, or reasonable direction of the dean.

WORKING CONDITIONS – Conditions combine those of a typical college-level classroom and office, and an automotive repair facility.  The ability to demonstrate the safe and effective operation of automotive service equipment and the repair of complex mechanical components is essential.   Individuals in this position must be cognizant of student’s understanding and progress, able to communicate effectively with students and associated professionals, and able to operate technical and communications equipment in a modern classroom or online environment.


  • Current ASE Master Certified Technician, L1 & L2, Michigan Motor Vehicle Mechanic Master Certification.
  • Minimum of 4,000 hours current work experience in the field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or experience and education commensurate with the requirements of the position.
  • Teaching experience highly desirable
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in an educational setting

JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of Work, Performance Results, Planning and Organizing, Impact, Persuasiveness, Self-Reliance, Sensitivity, Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative, Stress Tolerance, Professional Self-Development, Analysis, Judgment, Decisiveness, Commitment to the College , Teamwork, Dependability, Informal Communication, Written Communication, Oral Presentation Skills, Influence

SALARY – Current bachelor’s prepared faculty receive a base compensation for 32 weeks of instruction of $39,460 to $59,595.   Kirtland Community College provides an extensive medical, dental, vision, retirement, and professional benefit package. The current 2011-2013 Kirtland Master Agreement may be viewed at:

STARTING DATE -New faculty contracts begin August 10, 2013

APPLICATION DEADLINE – Applications will be accepted until February 21, 2013.

Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and credentials, and three professional reference letters to:

Human Resources Department
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
989-275-5000, ext. 239 or 271
Fax:  989-275-8210

An equal opportunity employer

For further information please contact: Kathy Barber