Faculty - Automotive Technology Academy (174 Day)

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
Kirkwood Community College seeks a skilled and enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Automotive Technology Instructor.  The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge base evidenced by industry certifications (ASE) and professional work experience in the automotive industry. Successful candidate should have strong mechanical skills related to general automotive servicing to specific automotive systems and will be responsible for fostering student learning in a NATEF certified program of study. Teaching experience at the secondary and/or post-secondary level is desirable.  Primary duties will include instructing students, meeting regularly with industry stakeholders and communicating with department staff, students, and other faculty.  
Teaching occurs mornings, afternoons and/or evenings and is comprised of face-to-face lecture, online learning, and hands-on laboratory activities. Teaching assignments will include coursework at the Washington County Regional Center Automotive Academy program in Washington, and may include on campus instruction as well.  Related work includes communication with industry partners, serving on college committees, developing curriculum, evaluating and reporting student performance in compliance with college policies and procedures, assisting in the development and implementation of college initiatives.  The instructor will be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined in the College’s Quality Faculty Plan.

The work schedule for this position will typically be Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm with some variability. 

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. 
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.  
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.  
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Be able and willing to deliver courses in variable delivery times, methods, and locations as required by the college.
  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi to students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Evaluate student performance and provide timely feedback on a regular basis.
  • Utilize the Kirkwood Learning Management System to post course syllabi and relevant documents and provide access to student grade book.
  • Maintain minimum office hours and be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
  • Participate in curriculum development, revision, and assessment activities at course, program, department, and college levels.
  • Discuss program, career, transfer options and other college services with students to support informed academic decisions.  
  • Cultivate student engagement through facilitation of and/or participation in college-sponsored activities.
  • Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental and college tasks, projects, and goals. 
  • Maintain relationships with K-12, transfer, and community and/or industry partners. 
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.  
  • Represent Kirkwood Community College in a positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, clients, supplies, and the community.
  • Organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students.
  • Deliver courses in a variety of delivery methods and formats.
  • Manage a classroom setting consistent with Kirkwood’s mission, values, policies, and practices. 
  • Communicate with students, colleagues, and other Kirkwood staff maintaining professionalism and respect.
  • Maintain minimum office hours per week and be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions about performance.
  • Possess a working knowledge of technology necessary for instruction.
  • Collaborate and contribute to department and college committees and projects. 
  • Maintain and improve professional skills relevant to the Automotive Technology program.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves occasional (10-33%) sitting and constant (67-100%) standing in a classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, walking, lifting, dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of visual work, and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and visualizing three-dimensions from a two-dimensional medium. Exerting up to 50-100 pounds occasionally. May travel to other on-campus facilities, off-campus facilities and agencies to teach, attend meetings, etc.


  • ASE Certified in assigned courses.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or a combination of 6000 hours of relevant, tested experience, education, and training in an automotive role.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Minimum of 5 years of full-time experience in the automotive field.
  • Community college teaching experience.  
  • ASE Master Certified.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.   

Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.    

Job Benefits:

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Job ID: 98206

Posted 13 days ago

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