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25 Jan 2024

Full-Time Adjunct Faculty – Automotive Repair

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by Bridgewater State University Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty – Automotive Repair

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Adjunct

Job Number: AdjAuto11-17

Location: Kirkland, WA


Closing: Continuous


Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.

As an Adjunct Professor in the School of Transportation, you will teach, develop materials and experiences, and manage a classroom and lab facility that provides students with the basic skills that are required to enter the automotive industry as a technician in a dealership, independent shop or fleet facility using the standards put forth by LWTech and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. (NATEF)

The ideal candidate will be able to combine technical expertise with supportive and collaborative learning attitudes and behavioral modeling that is formative to our students’ success. Managing lab facilities and budgets to sustain the program and working as part of a collaborative team with other faculty and staff are key components in this position. This position reports to the program dean.


• Plan and develop a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to the auto repair program goals.
• Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments; provide individual academic/vocational guidance and advising to students.
• Develop and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college and the department. For employment in the automotive technology field.
• Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination.
• Develop classroom and laboratory procedures, including safety, in accordance with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures; assume and share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment made available.
• Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet High School grading requirements.
• Follow disciplinary procedures, as prescribed in college policy, and deal consistently and fairly with all students.
• Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students.
• Participate in self-improvement activities and staff development in the assigned instructional area and technical field.
• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of their area and relate specific applications to industry.
• Develop and maintain industry and/or community support for automotive repair and transportation programs by attending advisory committee meetings and maintaining current skills and knowledge.
• Develop, expand, revise, and update effective program materials; assist with program management.
• Work with advisors, special needs faculty, and academic faculty to identify general education learning needs for students in order to meet those needs.
• Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality.
• Post the class syllabus and students’ grades via the online course system (currently Canvas)


• AAS degree in Automotive Technology from an accredited college.
• Master’s level Automotive Service Excellence Certification (ASE).
• Two years full-time related industry work experience required.
• Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certificate required within 6 months.
• Knowledge and experience in current transportation technology related to automotive diagnosis and repair; knowledge and skills must be in all phases of the occupation including the following topics; engines, drive trains, suspension systems, fuel systems and electrical/electronic computer systems, EV, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel vehicles.
• Hold or be eligible to obtain a state vocational certificate to teach in the automotive trade area within 6 months.
• Adult instruction experiences preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must demonstrate computer competency and be committed to customer service.
• Must have sensitivity and ability to successfully interact with diverse populations.
• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual


CompensationPlacement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. The salary for part time faculty contracts shall be based upon the number of credits assigned the faculty member, the type of class taught, and the rates contained in the part time faculty salary schedule currently in effect and labeled Appendix B.
Step A ranges from $735.47 – $2,026.41Step B ranges from $774.00 – $2,322.00Step C ranges from $789.87 – $2,369.58Step D ranges from $844.26 – $2,532.78Step E ranges from $865.79 – $2,712.96
BenefitsOnce part-time faculty have worked 50% full-time or more for two consecutive quarters(with LWTech or combined with other community/technical colleges), Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day (Prorated based on % of FTE) effective upon employment. Employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition ( 50% of FT or more for two consecutive quarters), reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/ CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment
• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATIONIf you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal Authorization to work.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at https://www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.


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