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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Kirkwood Community College Washington County Regional Center (Washington, IA) seeks a skilled enthusiastic individual to join our faculty to teach concurrent credit courses in the Transportation Career Academy for the 2018-2019 academic year. Courses of instruction could include: Introduction to Automotive Technology, Industrial Math, Automotive Electricity, Maintenance and Light Repair. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge base in their discipline and teaching experience at the community college level is desirable. Primary duties will include teaching assigned class (es) and communicating with Regional Center/department staff, students and faculty. Must be available to teach daytime classes.
Automotive Technology Academy Courses include: AUT-100 | Maintenance & Light Repair | 4 credits Provides knowledge of the skills necessary to successfully perform common maintenance and light repair tasks in engine systems, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical, and heating and air conditioning.
AUT-104 | Introduction to Automotive Technology | 3 credits Provides the beginning apprentice technician with an introductory overview of automotive servicing from a maintenance and replacement standpoint. Emphasizes routine maintenance procedures in the care of tires, batteries, lighting, belts, hoses, filters and cooling systems through classroom and hands-on activities. Presents career information on career pathways, employers, goal setting, skills inventory, student club information and personal plan.
AUT-611 | Automotive Electricity | 5 credits Introduces electrical and electronic circuit theory. Covers voltage, amperage, resistance, Ohm's Law and practical application on series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Emphasizes circuits through electrical wiring diagrams and introduces scan tools and digital storage oscilloscopes. Covers diagnosis of electrical circuits with and without multiplex network control. Includes certification as power users of the Snap-on 525D multi-meter. MAT-715 | Industrial Math I | 3 credits Covers basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Covers specifically dimensional analysis and significant digit concepts. Provides practice by solving stated problems and covers introductory algebra concepts.
Deliver practical hands-on instruction in discipline.
Effectively organize, prepare learning activities for assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
Evaluate and record student performance/achievement on a regular basis and provide regular student feedback.
Request and maintain instructional equipment and supplies for classroom and laboratory use.
Communicate with department staff, students, and faculty on a regular basis.
Assist with student recruitment and orientation activities.
Exhibit strong mechanical skills and the ability to effectively manage groups of students working on individual hands-on assignments
Abide by and enforce safety rules when in a lab setting.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
Special training and at least 6,000 hours of recent and relevant work experience in the occupational area or related occupational area in which the instructor teaches classes if the instructor possesses less than a baccalaureate degree.
Baccalaureate or graduate degree in the area or related area of study or occupational area in which the instructor is teaching classes.
Successful teaching experience preferred.
Basic computer skills required.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicant must be G1 (Maintenance and Light Repair) and A6 (Electrical) ASE Certified and work towards becoming ASE Master Certified. Applicant must obtain factory credentials in Chrysler, Honda and Subaru during first year of teaching.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.
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