Job Title Instructor, Small Engine Repair for Personal & Professional
Enrichment - Adjunct
Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) are
responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning
environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional
activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism,
developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff,
supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in
their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction
and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the
Under general supervision, this part-time faculty member will be responsible
for providing students with instructional training in small engine repair in
the Personal and Professional Enrichment Department under the Workforce and
Continuing Education Division. This class is designed to help students
understand basic to intermediate fundamentals of small engine repair in a way
that is engaging, interesting, and relevant. Students will learn how to
service small engines found in lawn and garden equipment, snow blowers, or
small appliances. Hands-on activities and instruction will introduce students
to the basic principles of two cycle and four-cycle engine operation, fuel and
exhaust systems, ignition components, lubrication systems, and cooling
systems. The faculty member may be assigned to teach at any of the GTCC
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
Developing learner centered lesson plans
Employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different
incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in
classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
Creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a
diverse student population
Preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials,
including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and
other devices as appropriate
Conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses
and programs/general education as appropriate
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
Participating in professional development activities to maintain currency
in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by
program or accreditation
Participating in professional development opportunities to advance
teaching skills and strategies
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records
Maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned
providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional
materials and maintaining safe working conditions
complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
Addressing student concerns in a timely manner
Promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop
strategies for success
Referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
Demonstrate and model the College's employability skills: adaptability,
communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
High School Diploma or GED graduate
Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
Small Engine Repair Certification
Teaching and/or industry training in any of the following formats:
teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development
workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars.
Two-year professional work experience, teaching, or on the job training.
Two years teaching experience or on-the-job training
Two years of experience in performing service repairs on small equipment
and appliances such as mowing equipment and handheld power tools and
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the
nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.
He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the
responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments
Create and maintain a learner centered environment
Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
Able to operate tools and equipment for small engines
Department/Job Specific Requirements
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required;
other required trainings may be added as needed):
Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
Linking Student Learning Outcomes (within 30 days of hire)
Moodle Certification (if teaching online or hybrid – within 30 days of hire)
Responsible for providing quality vocational/technical instruction to adult learners in small engine /power equipment repair courses.
Position requires flexibility in work hours, day, evening and possibly weekends.
Ensure that students take proper care of materials and adhere to school rules and procedures.
Maintain student records and communicate with school's administration of any concerns.
Flexibility in teaching work hours, day, evening and/or weekend hours.
Various GTCC campuses
Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.
Posting Type Adjunct Faculty
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number 2021-021-TEMP-P
Open Date 05/11/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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