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Instructor Automotive Transmissions

Apply now Job no: 493331
Work type: Springfield Campus
Location: Springfield, MO
Categories: Full-Time Faculty, Academic Affairs, Faculty

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Assigned Department Chair

SCHEDULE DETAILS:  Full Time – 9 month position – PSRS position

Responsible for 15 credit hours of instruction per fall and spring semester.  Allowed to teach two classes for overload per semester.  Over two classes requires approval of Dean and Provost.

Position Summary

The instructor is responsible for developing and implementing the daily lesson plans and activities for the assigned classes.  The instructor is also responsible for creating a classroom environment that implements best practices, supports industry standards, and engages students in career and technical education. 

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Maintain and assume responsibility for the assigned classroom environment.
  • Develop and implement daily lesson plans that follow approved curriculum, support industry standards, and are aligned with appropriate assessments.
  • Actively engage and interact with students using intentional best practice teaching strategies.
  • Plan and prepare the learning environment with needed materials and supplies.
  • Develop a course syllabus for each class taught and provide a copy to students and department chair at the beginning of the semester.
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping for assigned classes to include student attendance, record of grades earned, and other related classroom information.
  • Maintain minimum contact hour teaching assignment as provided by college policy.
  • Schedules and keep a minimum of five office hours per week convenient to students.
  • Demonstrates professional conduct, positive attitude, and supportive culture. 
  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues and industry partners to build positive relationships within the OTC environment and the community.
  • Assist with curriculum development and modification of programs to align curriculum with industry-based demands, accreditation and certification requirements, and program operation, as necessary.
  • Participate in departmental, division, committee, college meetings and decisions.
  • Maintain confidentiality of students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members, as well as records and all information.
  • Assist in addressing student concerns regarding advisement, placement, and course difficulties.
  • Works with program advisory committees; serve as partners with local industry.
  • Facilitate student recruitment; assist in the promotion of programs.
  • Complete professional development training hours and maintain appropriate professional certification, as necessary.
  • Participate in professional organizations, as appropriate.
  • Communicates effectively with departmental faculty by responding to emails within 48 hours.
  • Assist with textbook adoption process.
  • Sponsors student clubs and/or organizations, as appropriate.
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions (e.g., commencement). 
  • Serve on committees as requested.
  • Attend community/professional events as requested.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • ASE Certification or ability to acquire certification in the appropriate ASE areas within six months of hire.
  • Five years or more of employment experience in the automotive industry or a related field.
  • A valid Missouri teaching certificate with the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (or be willing to obtain current teaching certificate in secondary and post-secondary education from the State of Missouri at the applicants' expense).
  • Ability to manage a lab space that is well-organized and will allow for safe, productive, and effective student learning.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to use technology for professional productivity.
  • Available to teach daytime, evening, or weekend courses as needed.

 

 

Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Five years or more employment experience related to the service, repair, and rebuilding of automotive automatic and manual transmissions.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Teaching experience in the career and technical education field.
  • An industry recognized credential in the program field of study.
  • Ten years of employment experience in the automotive industry or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Learning Management Systems such as Canvas.

 

 

Physical 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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger/touch, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee must be able to move around and about their area, and operate a computer as needed.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE COMPANY DESIRES.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.  THE EMPLOYOMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”  THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.

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