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Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted Dec. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Diesel/Human Services and Technology
Application Deadline 2/18/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Vocational/Technical

Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology #AC19-0804
Diesel/Human Services and Technology Division/Santa Ana College
Tenure Track Position

RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California's 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The current starting salary may range from $60,826.05 - $102,877.08/year ($63,259.09 - $106,992.16/year effective July 2020) for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

The district will contribute up to $30,672.60 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,750 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee's annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

Starting Date: 2020 Fall Semester
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:00 PM

Teach combination of Diesel Technology lecture and lab classes which may include evening or off-campus assignments. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Day-to-day operations include assisting students toward successful program completion and fostering student achievement. Collaborate with an advisory committee of industry professionals to review programs that results in developing and maintaining curriculum that meets current industry standards. Be familiar with and observe administrative regulations. Other responsibilities include assisting with course scheduling, course outline maintenance, grant writing, maintaining office hours, and coordination of department events. Attend yearly approved update training. Manage student learning outcomes assessment such that the results of the assessment lead to meaningful instructional development. Assignment includes recruiting students for the Diesel Program by establishing relationships with area high school teachers and appropriate community organizations. Assumes committee responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: Any bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate
degree and six years of professional experience. Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master's
degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment, OR
Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the
application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Desirable Qualifications
Possess ASE certification in T4, T6, and T8 and discipline assigned prior to and during employment.
Experience teaching postsecondary diesel engines, heavy equipment, on-road medium and heavy duty vehicles and truck trailer
refrigeration units, especially at the community college level.
Demonstrated expertise in diesel engines, heavy equipment-related, on-road medium and heavy duty vehicles and truck trailer
refrigeration training. Demonstrated occupational employment in diesel engines, or on-road medium and heavy duty vehicles,
truck trailer refrigeration units and hydraulic systems.
Experience working with Alternative fuel on-highway vehicles.
All areas T-Series ASE Certifications and/or H-Series ASE Certification.
Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles.
Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.
Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques and equipment including the use of multimedia hardware
and software and on-line instructional techniques.
Demonstrated leadership in developing curriculum for diesel engines, heavy equipment, on-road medium and heavy duty vehicles
and truck trailer refrigeration units.
Demonstrated leadership, ability, and desire to stay current in the field. Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with business
and industry in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.
Desire and willingness to put in the time necessary to make the educational program successful.
Professional certification in diesel engines, heavy equipment, on-road medium and heavy duty vehicles and truck trailer
refrigeration units.
Expertise in the use of computers for teaching and management of online course information.
Ability to teach in a technologically rich environment.
Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency preferred.
A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
Educational experience - breadth and depth
Work experience - breadth and depth
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Curriculum development
Program development
Community involvement
Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Bilingual ability (if needed)

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:
Oral communication skills
Problem solving skills
Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
Writing skills/demonstration

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Note: District Office will be closed December 23, 2019 - December 27, 2019.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date: Resume (Required)
Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)
Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.


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