Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Automotive and Diesel Technology



Job description

Anchorage, AK

Job no: 514902
Classification: Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: UAA Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional


Teaching: This position carries a full-time instructional workload during the academic year. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching a full load (typically 24 to 27 credits) of undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content guide description. Faculty are also expected to provide academic counseling to students, hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught, and be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery in assigned teaching modalities.

Courses may include, but are not limited to, Intro to Auto Technology, Basic Electrical Systems, Auto Electrical II, Automotive Engine Repair, Brake Systems, Mobile HVAC systems, Auto Electrical III, Engine Theory & Diagnosis, Manual Drive Trains & Axles, Suspension & Alignment, Auto Fuel & Emissions, Automotive Engine Performance, and Electronic & Auto Transmissions. Service: The position is required to provide service to the Department, the College, the Profession, and/or the University. This service may include curriculum development, service on committees, or other service as approved by the Division director.Essential

The Community and Technical College (CTC), one of eight UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs.

The Transportation & Power Division of UAA’s Community and Technical College provides education and preparation for students entering the fields of Automotive Technology, Heavy-Duty Diesel Power Technology, Welding Technology, and Non-Destructive Testing Technology. Courses are offered at the certificate and associate degree levels.

The program is housed within the Transportation & Power Division of UAA’s Community and Technical College. Students in the program are preparing for career opportunities in Automotive and Diesel Technology occupations. Courses are offered at the certificate and associate degree levels.


  • Knowledge and application of industry-accepted safety standards.
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong teamwork and leadership skills while working in cooperative or collaborative educational settings.
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Previous levels of responsibility requiring enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to work effectively with people.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of teaching situations.
  • Ability to lead and work with a diversified workforce in a multicultural setting with documented evidence of his/her ability to work effectively within the scope of the Community and Technical College mission.
  • Commitment to student success and teaching excellence.
  • Evidence of professional scholarly activities, including involvement in professional organizations, grant writing, and/or publications.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to maintain current knowledge and certifications applicable to program requirements.
  • Evidence of computer literacy and proficiency with automotive service software.
  • Familiarity with institutional and/or discipline-based accreditation and appropriate industry standards.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful partnerships with commercial, private, or public agencies and organizations, including advisory boards.


  • Documented evidence of successful use of instructional technologies and/or distance delivery technologies or compelling evidence supporting the capacity to do so.
  • It is anticipated that the person hired for this position will be the primary faculty member assigned to work with both of the UAA Automotive and Diesel Technology programs.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years professional experience at the journey-level in the Automotive and Diesel Technology field is required. Dealership experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct students in theory and application of Automotive and Diesel Technology student learning outcomes.
  • Experience in curriculum development, accreditation, and assessment is preferred.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to accept unrestricted employment in the United States.

Required Education or Training:

  • An Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology or a closely related field is required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred by institutions of higher education that are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations.
  • A Master level certification A1-A8 and L1 through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or Master Diesel Certification T20T8 and L2 is required; maintenance of ASE certifications required to meet and maintain National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation is a condition of employment.
  • The successful candidate must document a desire to maintain up-to-date technical expertise. A minimum of 20 hours of technical professional development related to the automotive and diesel industry within the past 12 months is required.
  • The successful candidate is required to supply official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

This is a full-time, term funded position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on June 12, 2020.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University’s discretion.

How to apply

Apply online

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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