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Auto Collision Technical Instructor

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Auto Collision Technical Instructor

  • WIT-Trades & Industry (Understanding)
  • Technical Instructor

Position Title: Auto Collision Technical Instructor

Department: WIT-Collision Repair

Location: Washburn Tech

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by January 15, 2023

Position Summary: Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for Auto Collision Technical Instructor to begin on August 1st, 2023. This is a 10-month, full-time position with benefits.

Essential Functions:
The Technical Instructor position consists of four essential functions: teaching, service, collegiality, and professional development.
• Develop curriculum according to course competencies on each course syllabus.
• Develop assignments for the classroom and lab/shop if applicable, and attend all class meetings.
• Enforce policies for safety and the use of personal protective equipment for all individuals in the lab/shop environment.
• Maintain student records about the program (i.e., certification testing and the assessment plan); administer tests.
• Evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades. Share (as appropriate) information with the Student Services and Dean's offices, and use the University's Learning Management System to track grades as required.
• Evaluate each course one teaches and assess personal teaching performance.
• Participate in college-wide staff development days, and departmental meetings and fulfill committee assignments.
• Serve on campus-wide committees as needed; participate actively in departmental/program advisory board meetings.
• Foster a positive relationship with industry and the community.
• Submit budget and purchase recommendations.
• Act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.
• Participate in graduation ceremonies and other ceremonial events as pertains to the department.
• Maintain and advance training in industry-recognized certifications.
• Seek opportunities for professional development or advancement of educational degrees.
• Stay abreast of innovations and developments in the professional field and take advantage of the university's instructional support programs.
• Adhere to college and University policies and perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Two years of experience (4000 hours) as an Auto Collision technician or military experience equivalent to two years experience as an Auto Collision technician
• Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
• Industry-recognized certification or licenses relevant to the Auto Collision field
Official Transcripts/Certificates required at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Associate degree or higher
• Teaching experience at the post-secondary level

Full time, Exempt, Mon-Fri, 7:30am - 4:30pm   
Background Check Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.


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