Utah State University

Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor – Heavy Equipment - Price, UT

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/8/2023 12:58 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Technology, Design and Technical Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University (USU) offers one non-tenure track, twelve-month faculty position as a Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor of Heavy Equipment. The relative weights for this position is 95% teaching and 5% service.  As part of USU's land grant mission to make academic programs accessible throughout the state, the position will be physically located at the USU Eastern Campus in Price, Utah. 


This position is a non-tenure track fiscal-year (twelve-month) appointment The primary role assignment is teaching (95%) and the successful candidate will teach undergraduate career and technical education courses to students pursuing a Heavy Equipment Operator certificate and related degrees with a focus upon southeast Utah. The major focus of this position is to build stackable pathways focused on heavy equipment training, culminating in technical education certificates, and further stackablity into AAS and BS degrees based upon industry needs. The intention is to provide opportunities for students and to develop a skilled heavy equipment operator workforce in Southeast Utah.  All faculty members are also expected to make positive contributions to the University through a service role (5%).


Estimated start date is August 1, 2023.


The successful applicant for the position will teach, improve, and develop courses in the Heavy Equipment program with an emphasis in the certificate and degree programs. Instructional emphasis will be placed on providing excellent instruction in heavy equipment content. Additionally, the importance of providing heavy equipment training to non-degree seeking students will be recognized. Instruction to adults and the local workforce, as needed, will be expected. Participation in university, college, and departmental activities is required as part of each USU faculty member's service responsibilities. Engagement in the local community is expected. The effective use of USU's learning management system (i.e. Canvas) is required. 

  • Designing and delivering classroom and hands-on instruction focused on workforce training and industry recognized certifications.
  • Teaching courses that provide workforce training and industry validated certifications.
  • Teaching some evening and community courses as needed.
  • Sharing in management, maintenance, and improvement of the Heavy Equipment facility and equipment.
  • Developing a program advisory committee (PAC) and coordinating biannual PAC meetings.
  • Serving on department, college, and university committees.
  • Mentoring and recruiting students.
  • Actively participating in professional growth and development.
  • Collaborating as a contributing member of a faculty team. 
  • Fulfilling other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Class A CDL Driver’s License and a good driving history to indicate a habit of safe-driving.
  • S. or A.A.S. degree, or higher, in a closely related field from an accredited school, or ten years of professional experience in the operation of heavy equipment. 
  • At least three years of industry or related experience where work is performed to recognized federal standards. Up to two years of post-secondary education may be substituted for work experience.
  • Demonstrated depth of understanding of the heavy equipment industry.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Career and Technical Education mission of USU Eastern. 
  • A commitment to student success. 
  • Willingness to work to improve instructional effectiveness and technical skills. 
  • Ability to work as a member of an instructional team where individual needs are subordinate to team goals. 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting.

Professional Practice Assistant Professor:

In addition to the qualifications listed above:

  • B.S. degree or greater in a closely related field.
  • A minimum of three years' experience teaching high school or college students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to accommodate student learning preferences and abilities through field exercises, labs, hands-on, lecture, self-directed learning, and capstone projects. 
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills, and a commitment as a team member. 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster consensus and collaboration. 
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve specific departmental goals and develop related curriculum.

All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test and background check.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV - include education degrees and dates of completion, employment dates and a description of responsibilities, professional certifications and applicable dates, and any awards, professional memberships, and certifications.

2) Cover Letter - describe your qualifications related to this position.

3) Unofficial electronic copy of academic transcripts

4) Teaching Philosophy Statement- 1-2 pages that clearly and effectively communicates your professional teaching philosophy as it applies to the field of welding.

5) Three professional references with contact information


Documents 2-4 should be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"


**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

Career Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in school and being able to transition smoothly to postsecondary opportunities or entering a career upon graduation. Students who focus on a Career Pathway learn the skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction.


USU Eastern offers 35 career pathways and many non-credit programs.  The goal is to increase the number of pathways in the next three years. Ensuring that the pathways are clear, accurately displayed, and stackable is the key to the success of the Pathway program. 


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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