Instructor, Small Engine Repair for Personal & Professional Enrichment - Adjunct

Guilford Technical Community College
June 13, 2023
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Job Title Instructor, Small Engine Repair for Personal & Professional Enrichment - Adjunct

Job Description

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 college.

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 campuses.



Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:

  • Developing learner centered lesson plans
  • Employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
  • 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
  • Professional Development

    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
  • Administration

    Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:

  • Maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
  • 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 regulations
  • Student Support

    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 teamwork.
  • Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required

  • High School Diploma or GED graduate
  • Education Preferred

  • Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Small Engine Repair Certification
  • Experience Required

  • 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.
  • Experience Preferred

  • 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 equipment.
  • KSA Required

    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:

  • Multi-task
  • Respect Diversity
  • Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments
  • Create and maintain a learner centered environment
  • Communicate effectively
  • Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
  • Able to operate tools and equipment for small engines
  • KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements

    Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

  • Reporting Requirements
  • 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.
  • Physical Demands

  • Flexibility in teaching work hours, day, evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Various GTCC campuses
  • Classroom/lab setting
  • Other:

  • 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 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Supplemental Questions

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  • How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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  • 1-3
  • 3-5
  • 5-7
  • 7+
  • Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you available to work weekends?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed To Apply

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    Optional Documents

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  • Cover Letter
  • License/Certification
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