Automotive Technology Faculty

Garden City Community College

United States

June 9, 2022


Automotive Technology Faculty


Depends on Qualifications


Garden City, KS

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  • Description
  • Benefits
  • Job Description

    Garden City Community College seeks a skilled and experienced automotive technology professional who is passionate about helping students further their career and earn certifications in the various disciplines of the automotive industry. This is a full-time faculty position covered by the Negotiated Agreement.

    Garden City Community College is a vibrant and dynamic community college located in the heart of the rural Southwest Kansas high plains region. Officially designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the College serves a student population which reflects the area's rich diversity. The College serves approximately 2,000 students across multiple populations including on- campus, online, and area high schools and has a history of strong program options in both transfer and technical education. The College is located in Garden City, a community with a recent history of robust population growth. Garden City has many amenities including arts and culture, plentiful shopping, and daily jet service to Dallas.

    This position is for a full-time faculty member to teach Intro to Safety and Shop Practices, Brakes, Small Gas Engine Repair, Maintenance and Light Repair, and other related automotive areas. These courses/programs may be conducted at the GCCC campus or at a business location and may be held during the day, evenings, and/or weekends. All candidates interviewed will be required to provide a live teaching demonstration. Applicants skilled in a portion of the above list of content areas will be considered by the hiring committee. The college will provide support for teacher training and continued professional development.

    Compensation is based on the Negotiated Agreement, where the minimum base salary for a professional employee with industry certifications is $45,205 for a 9-month contract. An applicant with industry certifications and 10 years of automotive experience would earn approximately $48,355. Opportunities for extra pay for one-month of summer work in maintenance of the Automotive Technology classroom and shop locations would increase the potential earnings to approximately $55,383. Additional teaching experience, work experience, and opportunities for overload and summer courses would further increase earnings. These are estimates, and specific placement can be discussed with the Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Development and/or the Vice President for Instructional Services.

    The college is closed for holidays throughout the academic year, including several three-day weekends, one week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, and for one week during Spring Break in March.

    The successful applicant will be a part of the college's Technical Education and Workforce Development team, a dedicated group of individuals working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Supervision is provided by an Assistant Dean and the Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Development.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and teach Automotive Technology courses including online, hands-on and classroom programs related to Automotive Technology, engine repair, brakes, electrical, transmissions, maintenance & light repair, safety, and other related automotive areas.
  • Develop, organize, and prepare training materials and curriculum.
  • Assess the educational and training needs of area agencies.
  • Contact instructors and arrange for equipment and supplies.
  • Develop co-sponsoring partnerships and curriculum for courses.
  • Prepare and monitor budget and progress for each course.
  • Seek appropriate level of funding and/or tuition fee structures to meet GCCC budget guidelines.
  • Partner with local high schools to develop dual credit opportunities.
  • Evaluate courses and recommend continuation or revision.
  • Use excellent communication and human relations skills.
  • Use database applications to create and manage files and communicate requested information, maintaining confidentiality.
  • Participate in course and curriculum design, student advisement, program review, and serve on college committees as required to maintain and improve student learning.
  • Participate in staff and college meetings and contribute through appropriate committee assignment.
  • Performance Measurements

  • To establish and foster relationships with external industry partners.
  • To create and revise curriculum to meet local industry demands.
  • To prepare students for entry into workforce through attainment of appropriate industry-recognized credentials.
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Required:
  • Associate's Degree
  • Industry-recognized certifications including those offered by ASE.
  • Significant and appropriate industry experience in two or more of the following areas: shop practices, safety, engine repair, brakes, transmissions, electrical, engine performance, and small engine repair.
  • 10 years automotive repair experience
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years of experience teaching – preferably in higher education
  • Experience as automotive mechanic/technician
  • Experience with CANVAS, Blackboard or other similar learning management systems
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Garden City Community College offers a complete benefits package to all faculty employees including:

  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $575.00 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost).
  • Paid sick leave--12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • TIAA-CREF 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse, and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse, and immediate family members to most college sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent (child) care reimbursement.
  • Free use of Super Circuit facilities for employee.
  • Agency

    Garden City Community College


     801 N. Campus Drive

    Garden City, Kansas, 67846




     https:// www.

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