Utah State University

CDL Contract Faculty Instructor

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/30/2022 6:25 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education at Utah State University is accepting applications for a Career and Technical Education contract faculty member in the Trucking/CDL program. This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment located at the USU Blanding Campus in Blanding, Utah. This position is budgeted for one year, but may be longer contingent upon funding.


The Trucking/CDL Instructor position 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. 

Typical Functions:

  • 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.
  • Attend the biannual program advisory committee (PAC) meetings.
  • Teach non-credit courses that provide certifications for industry.
  • Recruit and mentor Trucking/CDL students.
  • Actively participate in professional growth and development activities related to the trucking industry.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 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.
  • Possess a Class A Commercial Driver's License
  • No more than (1) moving violation in the last 12 months (1 year)
  • No more than (2) moving violations in the last 36 months (3 years)
  • No reportable accidents in the last 12 months (1 year)
  • No more than (2) reportable accidents in the last seven years
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check
  • Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Required
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) required pre-employment drug screen and maintain the ability to pass a DOT drug and alcohol screen at any time on duty
  • Must pass a pre-employment CDL skills test which will include pre-trip, backing skills, and road test in a non-synchronized, standard transmission semi-truck with at least a 45’ trailer attached. Other skills tests may be required (load securement, coupling/uncoupling, etc.)
  • 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 of instructing 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 lectures, self-directed learning, and hands-on experience.
  • The successful candidate will need to obtain a Utah Third Party CDL Testers Certificate as soon as feasible, preferably within a year (depending on course availability).

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. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**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

The department of Aviation and Technical Education (AVTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields of business, cosmetology, machinery, and technology.  AVTE certificates and degrees are available in LoganBrigham CityPriceBlanding, and Moab. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical (vocational) certifications offered through the Workforce Education division.


Blanding Campus Highlights:


This position is based at USU Blanding, which is a rapidly developing location in the Utah State University Statewide network of campuses. Without leaving Blanding, 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 Blanding leaders and federal agency partners to create a future vision of post-secondary education in San Juan County. 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 backdrop 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.

For more information about USU Blanding, please visit: http://Blanding.usu.edu/

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 employs 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.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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