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Assistant Professor - Automotive Technolgy

E-appoint Tracking Number: AT005796S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

Position Department/Office: College of Technology

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will be in the Department of Automotive Technology. A typical course load would require 3 to 4 courses per semester in the following areas depending on the faculty’s area of specialization: Engines, Brakes, Steering, Alignment & Suspension, Manual Transmissions, Engine Performance, Electrical Systems, Air Conditioning and Heating, Construction Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Precision Farming, Telematics, and Collision & Paint. Additional responsibilities will include: ability and willingness to teach evening/night classes, advisement of students, assisting in student recruitment (especially in the Kansas City market), development of corporate partnerships, and development of new courses and curriculum.

Minimum Requirements: Education: Bachelor of Science degree in automotive or related technical program and Masters of Science in Automotive Technology or similar field. Experience: Minimum of three years of recent corporate or dealership experience in automotive service operations, or five years teaching experience in automotive technology.

Preferred Qualifications: ASE certification, progress toward a doctorate in closely related field; experience in teaching courses described, technician experience, experience with NATEF Accreditation, experience in the agriculture industry – specifically telematics and/or precision farming, experience in automotive mechanical design or applied automotive engineering, experience in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, experience in the collision industry, experience in curriculum development, and/or can speak Spanish.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Range/Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 01/10/14

Application Instructions:

The Automotive Technology programs are considered to be some of the top programs in the United States by many major automotive companies. For additional information, see www.pittstate.edu/autotech 

For first consideration send the following to Mr. Scott Norman, Automotive Technology, 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762, rnorman@pittstate.edu, postmarked by January 10, 2014: a cover letter, a current resume, a college transcript, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three employment references. 


Other Information: The Department of Automotive Technology offers Bachelor of Science in Technology (BST), Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology (BAS [completion degree for AAS]), and an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology (AAS [two-year degree]). The BST degree includes six options in: Automotive Manufacturing Management, Automotive Service Management and Marketing, Diesel and Heavy Equipment, Automotive Mechanical Design, Automotive Collision Repair and Insurance Management, and Automotive Technical. A Master of Science degree in Technology/ Technical Education or Technology is also available within the College of Technology.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2011.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.