Responsible to prepare and deliver coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways.
The ACC Automotive program is designed to meet the needs of a modern automotive service facility. Emphasis is placed on real world approaches to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of system theory and operations. Independent, self-directed learning is promoted through hands-on experience with mockups and modern vehicles and use of computer programs and audiovisuals. Students completing degree and/or certificate programs will leave ACC with the workplace skills and professionalism necessary to succeed in the automotive workforce. Our instructors combine classroom lessons with hands-on shop time repairing real customers' cars. You can even gain valuable experience working on hybrid electric systems. And unlike many schools, ACC is certified by the ASE Education Foundation (ASEEF), putting you a step closer to the important ASE technician certification. ACC's Automotive Technology program is an ACCTech Program participant. High School students may receive college credit for approved courses taken during high school.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
Prepare and teach courses in the field of Automotive Technology to a diverse and multicultural student population based on the department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.
Participate actively in departmental responsibilities and departmental governance, including curriculum review and revision, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level, and other departmental activities.
Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
Serve as a mentor to students in the Automotive Technology program.
Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
Support division and department goals through active and collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level planning.
Serve on collegewide and departmental committees, councils, work groups, and task forces.
Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice chancellor, vice chancellor, executive vice chancellor.
The selected faculty member will teach any, or all, Honda PACT automotive courses and/or regular automotive courses, as assigned. Administrative, organizational, and department specific tasks as assigned.
Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom.
Demonstrated proficiency using an online learning management system such as Blackboard to develop and build course content and perform administrative duties (posting office hours, syllabi, etc.)
Demonstrated proficiency using an automotive scan tool with preference given for the Honda HDI scan tool.
Demonstrated proficiency using a lab scope with preference given for experience using a Pico Scope.
Principal Professional Standards
Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.
Meet deadlines for attendance certification and submission of final course grades.
Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official college functions.
Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.
Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or other activities and meetings.
Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.
Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.
In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology with ASE certification or Associate degree in Automotive Technology with ASE certification and 3 years non-teaching work experience. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.
In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements: Required - Three years non-teaching industry specific work experience. Preferred - 5 years non-teaching industry specific work experience as an automotive repair technician, within the last 10 years. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.
ASE Automobile Master Certified + G-1 & L-1 certified
Qualities of a Successful Candidate
Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and subject matter.
Experience using technology as an instructional aide where appropriate to enhance learning.
Documented experience with active and applied teaching and learning methodologies.
A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of the multicultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awareness and sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.
Commitment to a diverse workforce.
Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community College and to the principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied and diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration.
Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as well as listening.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student information.
Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college environment that serves often underprepared and underrepresented students.
Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality, and inclusion.
Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.
1. Upload the following documents to your application:
Unofficial/copy of transcripts
Updated Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) or Résumé
Cover letter - explaining interest in the position
2. Request official electronic transcripts to be sent directly from the institution to email@example.com. If official electronic transcripts are not an option, a hard copy can be mailed to the following address:
ACC Highland Business Center Attention: E.M. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Photocopies of transcripts or transcripts stamped "issued to student" are not accepted.
Work is routinely performed in a classroom or laboratory setting.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, and reaching for extended periods of time.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Salary Range $59,121 - $88,382 (10.5 Month Contract Base Salary)
Position to be filled for the start of the Fall 2023 semester.
Number of Openings: 1
Job Posting Close Date:
January 9, 2023
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.
Austin Community College is a nationally recognized college serving Central Texas as the primary gateway to higher education and technical training opportunities. Our mission is to provide open-door access to an affordable college education for students who want to earn a degree, learn a marketable skill, or advance their careers. We pride ourselves on offering an extraordinary learning experience that puts every student on their path to success.