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19 Jan 2024

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty – Diesel

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty – Diesel

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Adjunct

Job Number: AdjProfDiesel

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 ten 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/.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is seeking qualified part time instructors. All instructor positions require two years work experience; college teaching experience and industry certifications are preferred.


• Prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel related systems in tractor trailer, locomotive, mass transit, heavy equipment, power generation and marine applications, including but not limited to:
o Welding and fabrication, vehicle chassis and frames
o Electro-mechanical control systems
o Electro pneumatic control systems
o Electro-hydraulic control systems
o Hydraulic engine control systems
o Pneumatic engine control systems
o Marine propulsion control systems
o Off-highway equipment motion control systems
o On/off-highway Telemetric systems
o Electronic logging devices
o Power generation control systems
o Electrical circuits, electronics, multiplexing, body control modules and instrumentation
o Principles of technology
o Power trains, clutches, converters, transmissions, and differentials
o Finals, undercarriage, steering, suspension and alignment
o Pneumatic systems and traction control
o Fluid power components and schematics
o Brake systems, ABS and EBS components and configuration
o Engines, emissions, fuel injection, subsystems and controls

• Plan and develop a variety of program courses appropriate to the diesel program goals; develop and assess curriculum

• Teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; develop and incorporate instructional methods that support best learning practices; model the communication, computation, and human relations skills required for employment in diesel technology fields

• Develop and teach lessons that foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination; design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students

• Develop and maintain classroom and lab procedures, including safety, that follow local, state, and federal policies and procedures; share responsibility for educational facilities and equipment

• Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, including but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials that support the instructional process; evaluate student progress, maintain appropriate records, and provide clear, timely feedback; deal consistently and fairly with all students

• Pursue appropriate professional development activities to stay current in the assigned teaching field and technical field

• Develop and maintain industry and community support for diesel and transportation programs; attend advisory committee meetings and maintain contact with industry for co-op job placement and follow-up activities

• Be familiar with and advance the college’s mission, vision, and goals and how they relate to academic and technical programs; follow college, local, state and federal policies and procedures; attend department and college meetings as appropriate

• Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and other faculty to identify and incorporate general education learning needs for technical students

• Other duties as assigned


• Two years full-time related industry work experience required

• Associate degree required

• Knowledge and experience in current diesel technology related to diagnosis and repair; knowledge and skills must be in all phases of the occupation including: engines, drive trains, suspension systems, fuel systems and electrical/electronic computer systems

• Industry certifications strongly preferred

• Hold or be eligible to obtain a state professional-technical certificate to teach in the technical area; valid First Aid certificate required

• Recent college teaching experience and experience with various teaching methods preferred

• Ability to use computer technology as a component of instructional delivery required, with willingness to learn and integrate the college’s online learning management system into content delivery within one year of hire

• Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills

• Experience in and commitment to working with undergraduate education strongly preferred

• Willingness to participate on college, division, or department committees

• 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


• 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

If 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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