Utah State University

Professional Practice Instructor - Automotive Technology

City Moab Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/28/2020 2:16 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


USU Moab is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, and experienced instructor to teach in the automotive program in Grand County. The successful candidate would teach automotive classes in several ASE areas, following NATEF standards, in a certificate and in an AAS degree program. Estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2020.  


USU Moab is a well-established campus in Grand County. The USU Moab campus offers an array of career and technical education programs (Certificates and AAS) and selected baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Moab is a small, safe, and diverse community in the high plateau region of Eastern Utah. Moab is in the heart of Utah’s famous national parks and access to some of the best outdoor recreational resources in the American West. A drive north leads to the cities of the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake City International Airport, and some of the country’s best ski resorts and mountain scenery. Grand Junction, Colorado is approximately 90-minutes to the northeast.  


Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Classroom instruction, with a typical teaching load of 15 credit hours per semester. 
  • Teach competency-based, open entry/open exit automotive courses in all ASE areas. 
  • Management and upkeep of the automotive shop. 
  • Coordinate and meet biannually with the automotive program advisory committee. 
  • Teaching afternoon and evening courses (fall, spring, and summer semesters). 
  • Regularly serve on departmental, college, and institutional committees. 
  • Promote (market) the program in the community, especially among industry partners. 
  • Recruit students and mentor career exploration. 
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting.  
  • Promote and participate in Skills USA. 
  • Service activities are required as part of the regular faculty workload.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • A.S. or A.A.S. degree in automotive technology. 
  • Four or more years of industry or related experience. 
  • ASE Master Certification. 
  • An ability to set specific departmental goals and develop related curriculum. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to help students learn through lab, lecture, and “live-vehicle repair.” 
  • Teaching-focused candidate who understands and is committed to the USU Statewide Campuses mission. 
  • Committed to competency-based teaching and the open entry/open exit enrollment process. 
  • Willingness and ability to accommodate various student-learning styles. 
  • Committed to participate in professional growth and to remain current in the subject. 
  • A desire to succeed and willingness to become a better instructor and technician. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working with adult learners. 
  • ASE Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Certification. 
  • Bachelor of Science in automotive technology or related field of study. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under “Resume/CV”

2. College/University transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under "Documents 1-5"

3. List of three references with address, telephone numbers, and an E-mail address to be submitted at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

This position is based at USU Moab, which is a rapidly developing location in the Utah State University Statewide network of campuses. Without leaving Moab, students can obtain a large number of certificates, endorsements, and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Courses are delivered using a variety of formats including face-to-face instruction and a number of distance education technologies (e.g., online and interactive video conferencing). Utah State University has worked closely with Moab leaders and federal agency partners to create a future vision of post-secondary education in Grand County. For more information about USU Moab, please visit: http://moab.usu.edu/ 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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