Automotive Technology–Med/Heavy Truck and Diesel Instructor

Citrus College

Automotive Technology–Med/Heavy Truck and Diesel Instructor (F-t tenure track to begin fall 2018)
Citrus Community College
About Citrus College:
Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options — winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.

Mission Statement
Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Accreditation
Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at www.accjc.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Technology and Engineering area includes the disciplines of Drafting, Architecture, Information Technology, Computer Science, and Automotive Technology. Within Automotive Technology there are two distinct programs-Automobile and Light Truck Technology, and Medium and Heavy Truck Technology. The mission of the Automotive Technology program is to provide innovative educational opportunities that promote life-long learning thereby assisting each student in the attainment of their educational and career goals; to demonstrate academic rigor in the advancement of each learner within their chosen occupation; to instill within the student a personal/professional commitment to uphold the high standards and uplift the integrity of the automotive industry; and to continually integrate current and future industry standards within the curriculum.

This is a full-time tenure track instructor of Automotive Technology-Automobile and Medium/Heavy Truck and Diesel Technology. This 10-month (175 days) assignment will include a wide variety of courses included in the college’s Automotive Technology Program. The schedule may consist of day, evening and/or weekend classes.

This position is contingent upon funding and final Board approval.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive.
–Teach variety of automotive technology courses.
–Maintain professional and ethical academic standards.
–Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
–Provide class instruction for some day, evening and/or weekend courses.
–Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, class/program standards and attendance requirements.
–Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and student records and submit them in accordance with published deadlines.
–Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations.
–Involve technology in the learning process when appropriate.
–Teach students with diverse backgrounds.
–Participate actively in staff development and professional growth programs.
–Participate in recruitment activities.
–Participate in update training to maintain level and currency of knowledge.
–Participate in medium/heavy truck manufacturer training and/or other training as necessary to achieve and maintain instructor and program certification.
–Work with and maintain effective relations with advisory committees and employers.
–Meet obligation with regard to grade reporting, meeting scheduled classes, meeting required office hours, and other directions provided by supervisor.
–Carry a fair share of other duties (department and committee work, curriculum development, community outreach, etc.) necessary for the smooth functioning of the college, department and discipline.
–Work cooperatively with faculty, staff and students.
–Maintain formal office hours; participate in department and division meetings.
–Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
–Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
–Evidence of computer literacy.
–Evidence of ability to communicate effectively in English with a diverse population, both orally and in writing.
–Evidence of interest in working in the community college setting.
–Evidence of ability to work effectively as a member of the instructional team.
–Evidence of willingness to embrace/promote use of technology-mediated instructional techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
–Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff;
AND
–any bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six (6) years of professional experience;
–OR the equivalent (It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide conclusive evidence and justification for equivalency.)

EQUIVALENCY: If you will be requesting equivalency for this position, please complete the Faculty Equivalency Guidelines and Request Form, which may be found by visiting the Citrus College website (www.citruscollege.edu) and clicking the A-Z index for the Employment Opportunities (faculty and staff) link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (626) 914-8550.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
–ASE Master (A1-A8) Automotive Technician Certification, or ASE Master (T1-T8) Medium/Heavy Truck Certification, or are currently registered for the exams necessary for ASE Master Certification.
–ASE L1 and/or L2 Certification.
–Community college and/or industry teaching experience in automotive technology.
–Experience in developing new courses, instructional plans, and classroom experiences.
–A minimum of six (6) years of full-time experience in an automobile, light truck or medium/heavy truck service and repair facility.
–Active involvement in automotive-related or automotive teaching-related professional organizations.
–Experience using various instructional technologies in both a classroom and laboratory setting.

“CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.”
It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use “NA” (not applicable), do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the “Finished Attaching Documents” button and confirming. It is advisable to attach “Optional” documents first, and then “Required” documents once you are ready to click on the “Finished Attaching Documents” button and confirming.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on “Finished Attaching Documents” and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on “Finish Attaching Documents Later”. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected “Finished Attaching Documents” and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.

Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.

About Transcripts:
–Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
–Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
–Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
–Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
–All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
–Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.

Selection Procedure:
–A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
–Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee’s choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
–Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
–Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
–Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
–If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.

For full application instructions and position description, visit http://employment.citruscollege.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51701