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Adjunct Instructor - Diesel Technology

Apply now Job no: 493956
Work type: Springfield Campus
Location: Springfield, MO
Categories: Technical Education, Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty

Department:  Technical Education

Salary Range:  Adjunct Salary Classification Chart                                       

FLSA:  Exempt

Immediate Supervisor:  Assigned Department Chair

Position Summary

The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for developing and implementing the daily lesson plans and activities for proper management of 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.  The instructor will also maintain industry and required certification(s) for specialized fields.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide quality instruction which is reflective of current discipline standards and is accurate, relevant, and engaging using college–approved curriculum and resources.
  • Actively engage and interact with students using intentional best practice teaching strategies.
  • Plan and prepare the learning environment with needed materials and supplies.
  • Communicate and collaborate with full-time instructors in creating and implementing course curriculum, objectives and materials.
  • Present course content in an unbiased and civil manner, while demonstrating respect, helpfulness, and responsiveness toward students.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, positive attitude, and supportive culture. 
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping for assigned classes to include student attendance, record of grades earned, and other related classroom information.
  • Facilitate student recruitment; assist in the promotion of programs.
  • Actively participate in department and division meetings, events, and initiatives
  • Maintain confidentiality of students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members, as well as records and all information.
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • ASE Certification (or ability to acquire certification in the appropriate ASE areas within six months of hire).
  • Five years of employment experience in the diesel/heavy-duty/automotive industry or a related field
  • Ability to maintain a lab space that is well organized and that will allow for safe, productive, and effective student learning.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge in course content and effectiveness in teaching assigned subjects.
  • Availability to teach daytime, evening, or weekend courses, as needed.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).

Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree 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).
  • Participation in professional organizations related to teaching area.
  • Experience with Colleague.
  • Experience working within a collegiate setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.  Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel. 

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. 

***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION 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 EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”  THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.

Application Information

Qualified applicants should submit the following documents:

  • OTC Application for Employment
  • Cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements
  • Your professional resume

The College:

Ozarks Technical Community College’s primary mission is to provide accessible, high quality, affordable technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies.

Ozarks Technical Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, and disabilities that include HIV and AIDS, and medical conditions. Bona fide occupational qualifications will be allowed in those instances where age, gender, or physical requirements apply to the appropriate and efficient administration of the position.

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