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Diesel Power Equipment (DPE) Technology Tenure-Track Faculty
Parkland College

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Diesel Power Equipment (DPE) Technology Tenure-Track Faculty
University Parkland College
Champaign, IL, United States
Department Agricultural Technologies
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2024
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Vocational/Technical

Application Close Date/Time: Monday, January 15th, at 6PM CT 

This position is a Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience. 

The tenure track faculty member is primarily responsible for providing lecture and laboratory instruction to students in the Diesel Power Equipment Technology program, the AGCO technician program, and/or the CNH technician program. This position coordinates courses, maintains tools and lab equipment, and collaborates with full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Tenure-Track Faculty teach a full-time load as per the PAE bargaining agreement.  They advise and mentor students and participate in governance of their departments and the college.

Robust benefits, including medical insurance with no monthly premiums, dental, life, disability, retirement plans, flexible spending, dependent care, EAP, work/life balance with generous paid time off, and tuition waiver.

Applicants must submit:

  • An online employment application
  • Cover letter 
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of official transcripts from the institution where you received your highest degree. If hired, certified official transcript is required.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Perform professional duties in accordance with established policies and procedures of the college.
  • Instruct lecture and lab courses related to the repair of agricultural equipment, construction equipment and heavy trucks. Topics include, but are not limited to diesel engines, harvesting equipment, truck suspensions, brakes and chassis, transmissions and final drives, electrical/electronic systems, engine rebuilding, fuel systems, emissions systems, and hydraulics.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain instructional materials and assessments at the course and program levels to ensure students meet all learning outcomes and are well-prepared for a career in diesel repair.
  • Prepare course syllabus for each course and distribute it early in each term.
  • Ensure compliance with all college and industry safety rules, regulations, and standards for the safe set-up, operation, maintenance, storage, and repair of lab equipment and materials.
  • Actively recruit students via campus events, high school visits, community events, and one-on-one meetings.
  • Advise/mentor students.
  • Engage students through regular office hours and provide timely response to student questions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • AAS Degree in Diesel Technology or similar field and 3 years of work experience as a technician working with agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and/or heavy trucks, or equivalent combination of education and experience (must complete an AAS or higher degree prior to tenure).
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check with fingerprinting.

  • Parkland College is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and professionalism.  An EEO Representative serves on all hiring committees and has the essential function of ensuring that the College maintains its commitment to a fair and unbiased search process.  This commitment is central to Parkland’s employment procedures for new or vacant positions as they arise within the College.

    It is the public policy at Parkland, as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, to assure for all persons freedom from discrimination because of:

    • Race/color
    • Sex, gender, gender expression
    • National origin religion
    • Age
    • Veteran status (including Vietnam veteran)
    • Marital status
    • Ancestry
    • Disability
    • Sexual orientation
    This is with respect to all aspects of employment, contractual services, and construction of college facilities.  

    The purpose of Policy 4.01 is to ensure consistency in hiring practices throughout the College and to provide specific instruction to all who are involved in the hiring process.  This policy supports Parkland’s core values of multiculturalism, and fairness and just treatment. Research has demonstrated that all students, staff, and faculty benefit from learning and working in a diverse environment. This is fundamental in the college’s commitment to diversity in its search procedures and hiring practices.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Parkland College Human Resources
    Parkland College
    2400 West Bradley Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61821
  • 217-351-2220


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