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Adjunct Professor Transportation Core
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
 
Job Location: Kirkland, WA



Adjunct Professor – Transportation Core



SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 10/26/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/25/17 11:59 PM

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
As an Adjunct Professor in the Transportation Core program, you will teach, develop materials and experiences, and manage a first-term classroom and lab facility that provides the introduction to the transportation field and the basic skills that are shared across the transportation programs offered at the college. At the end of the first quarter, students enter into further training in the specialty transportation field of their choice from among:
• Automotive Repair
• Auto Collision Repair
• Auto Collision Paint
• Diesel & Heavy Equipment

This first term is a prerequisite course for the four programs that each culminates in a specific certificate and/or AAS degree. This key first quarter program sets the stage for student success for the entire Transportation department programs, and is key to developing the skills, expectations, habits and attitudes that students will need to become successful technicians. This faculty position is seeking an individual able to combine technical expertise with supportive and collaborative learning attitudes and behavioral modelling that is formative to our students' success. Managing lab facilities and budgets to sustain the program and working as part of a collaborative team with other transportation faculty are key components in this position. This position reports to the program dean.

The technical expertise that this person brings may be allied with any one of the transportation fields listed above, but at minimum must exceed 2 years full time experience in the field in addition to a record of formal transportation training exemplified by AAS attainment, journeyman level apprenticeship, or formal dealership training.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• In collaboration with the four program areas plan, develop, revise and teach a variety of theory and lab courses in transportation technology that incorporate technical skills, global outcomes and industry expectations for a diverse student population
• Model and teach productive and constructive work habits and attitudes, safety, study skills, industry performance standards and core skills as identified by the college; develop and incorporate instructional methods and modes that support best learning practices and adapt to varied learner populations, preparing students to be work-ready graduates
• Develop and maintain classroom and lab processes and procedures, including safety, that follow local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment; repair and maintain shop equipment and tools as needed
• Develop and assess program, curriculum, and educational outcomes; keep accurate learning and program records so that data supports decisions in grading and program evaluation
• Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through standard instruments such as syllabi, and provide clear, timely feedback
• Hold students accountable to behavioral expectations that align with building industry skill sets and follow campus policies; deal consistently and fairly with all students
• Work with internal and external counselors, and others supporting students to create high retention, completion and placement rates for all machining students
• Work as a highly effective team member in collaboration with other department faculty and staff to create learning that produces graduates who are highly sought after by industry related to the department's programs
• Advise students on educational and career planning; assist in connecting students with industry
• Develop and maintain industry and community support for the Transportation Core program by actively engaging with School of Transportation faculty and industry; attending advisory committee meetings and seeking industry guidance to provide program and sector advice; maintain relationships with local employers, feeder programs, businesses and organizations that relate to this field
• Develop new skills directed at program needs; pursue professional development activities to stay current in both teaching and in transportation knowledge. Skills must be in all phases of the occupation
• Develop and maintain relationships with feeder high school programs, trade apprenticeships, and related bachelor's opportunities along the complete educational pathway for this program. Evaluate, monitor, and direct the work of other program faculty and staff as assigned including Instructional Support Technicians, volunteers and work- study students
• Engage in budget development, grant planning and program budget expenditures to best meet program needs and anticipate growth; participate in marketing of the four programs, and in outreach to new audiences to assure program sustainability and growth
• Participate with campus individuals who are creating and implementing grants, scholarship, and direct donations to the program
• Actively participate as a team member in program management and campus initiatives; be familiar with and advance the college's mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to the Transportation Core program; attend and participate in department and college meetings as appropriate; participate in college accreditation, program review and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
• Create, nurture and contribute to effective and harmonious relationships with the Transportation department team through communication, teamwork and sharing of duties and interdependence
• Maintain regular office hours; respond effectively and promptly to student inquiries, inquiries from the general public and to division and college personnel
• Perform other professional activities as approved by the dean

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical teaching certificate to teach in the previously listed trade areas
• Two years full-time related industry work experience in any of the four program areas mentioned above
• Valid First Aid certificate (with Blood-borne Pathogens and CPR) required upon hire
• An earned AAS degree or higher or a journey level apprenticeship in any of the 4 program areas
• Knowledge and experience in one or more current Automotive, Collision, Diesel or equipment technology required
• ASE Automotive, Collision, Diesel ICAR or other related manufactures certifications preferred
• Strong knowledge of: precision measuring tools, electrical principles including theory and related test tools required
• Valid driver's license and ability to perform as a driver on Washington state highways
• Adult instruction experience preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be committed to customer service
• Must be able to use computing resources for communication, grading, resource retrieval, and teaching/preparing of educational components
• Willingness to participate on college, division, or department committees
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff and community diverse backgrounds, including those whose native language is not English, and a commitment to a culturally diverse work environment

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
This is an part-time, contract position.

Required Online Application Materials
• Online application
• Current resume
• Cover letter

Conditions of Employment
• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks
• Must hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate
• Valid First Aid certificate (with Blood-borne Pathogens and CPR) required upon hire

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment
• Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORK CONDITIONS
• Moderate risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals such as spray adhesives, lubricants and paints, biological materials, flammable gases and electric shock
• Moderate use of equipment with moving/and or sharp parts
• Exposure to weather; corridors between buildings are outdoors
• Noise and chatter in an industrial environment

Eligibility Verification
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Affirmative Action Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES

You must submit an online application, including resume and Position letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials.

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 11605 132nd Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034 425-739-8212 THIS EMAIL

Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations for the application process should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources (425) 739-8212 or (425) 739-8122 TDD.

Interview Process: Applicants whose backgrounds best match the position's essential functions and qualifications are generally contacted for interview by phone or email 2 to 4 weeks after the position closes.

Equal Opportunity: Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to employment applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or whether a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. Questions can be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator at (425) 739-8212.

Immigration Reform and Control Act requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation proving eligibility to work in the United State by completing an Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) within three days of employment.






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