Utah State University

Lecturer - CDL/Trucking Instructor

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/29/2022 6:33 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Outdoor Products & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University (USU) offers a non-tenure track, twelve-month faculty position as a Lecturer in the Trucking/CDL content area. As part of USU's land grant mission to make academic programs accessible throughout the state, this position will be physically located at the USU Blanding Statewide Campus in Blanding, Utah. 


The program prepares individuals for careers in Trucking/CDL. With skills in Trucking/CDL and possibly coupled with heavy equipment operating skills, or other industry credentials where a CDL is needed, a student will have an opportunity for employment in this industry. 


Estimated start date will be in July or August of 2022.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and deliver classroom and shop instruction focused on workforce training, and industry-approved certifications.
  • Demonstrate proper and safe techniques within the field of Trucking/CDL
  • Implement a competency-based, open-entry and open-exit curriculum suitable for students enrolled at USU Blanding.
  • Responsible for working in a team environment related to the coordination and use of the CDL and Heavy Equipment fleet resources
  • Responsible for the coordination of biannual program advisory committees (PAC) meetings.
  • Teach adults and other related or needed courses related to Trucking/CDL.
  • Teach non-credit courses that provide certifications for industry.
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Recruit and mentor Trucking/CDL students.
  • Participate and promote Skills USA, serving as the USU Blanding advisor.
  • Actively participate in professional growth and development activities related to the trucking industry.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates’s degree, or higher, in Technical Education or closely related field from an accredited school
  • Three or more years of industry or related experience where work is performed to a recognized industry standard and is primarily focused upon Trucking/CDL.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach Trucking/CDL concepts, best practices and all curriculum that equates to the student earning their Class A CDL with endorsements
  • Capable to instruct students on current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards
  • Familiarity with the use of multiple Trucking/CDL loading, unloading, and cargo securement processes
  • Operate heavy equipment related to the Trucking/CDL industry (e.g., backhoe, excavator, forklift, front-end-loader, dozer, road grader and Trucking/CDL lifts and booms).
  • Teaching-focused candidate who understands and is committed to the Career and Technical Education mission of USU Blanding.
  • A desire to succeed and a willingness to work to become a better instructor and USU leader
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and a commitment as a team member; ability to foster consensus and collaboration.
  • An ability to set specific departmental goals and develop related curriculum.
  • An ability to accommodate student learning styles through lecture, self-directed learning, and hands-on experience.
  • Must aquire a Utah third-party CDL tester certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the National Center for Trucking/CDL Education and Research standards ( https://www.nccer.org/nccer-home ).
  • Familiarity with and commitment to open-entry and open-exit curriculum design and application for non-traditional learners.
  • Experience in designing and implementing competency-based teaching and learning.
  • Experience or certifications with heavy equipment


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Three professional references with contact information, who are aware of the specific technical skills and/or teaching qualifications.
  3. Below documents to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    1. Unofficial electronic copy of transcripts.
    2. A teaching statement that clearly communicates the applicant’s view and thinking about workforce training and the learning process, as it applies to Trucking/CDL education.
    3. Other materials which would be helpful but are not required may include:
      • Student evaluations or other evidence of quality teaching, if the applicant has previous teaching experience. (.pdf, .doc, .docx format)
      • Applicants may to choose to provide other course materials such as sample syllabi, course notes and handouts or other teaching materials, which show evidence of the use of quality teaching methods. 

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and 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

USU Blanding is located in Utah's Canyon Country in the southeastern corner of the state. Blanding City and the surrounding area provides a beautiful back-drop for a stellar education. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities from site-seeing and museums to climbing, hiking, and ATV trail-riding.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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 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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


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Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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