Utah State University

Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Behind the Wheel - CDL

City Price Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(5/31/2023 6:45 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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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 (TDTE) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking two (2) full-time, dynamic, knowledgeable, and experienced candidates for two faculty positions as a Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Behind the Wheel – CDL, at the USU Eastern Campus in Price, Utah. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal-year (twelve-month) appointment. 

The role assignment is 95% teaching and 5% service. 

Estimated start date is August 1, 2023.


This individual will be responsible for providing behind-the-wheel training involving the actual operation of a commercial motor vehicle by a student (entry-level driver). The two individuals will follow current program curriculum, Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations, and will coordinate instruction with all trucking program personnel. The two individuals will be responsible for training students how to safely drive Class A, semi-tractor-trailer, commercial motor vehicles with non-synchronized manual transmissions, fifth wheel coupling, single trailers of up to 53 feet and possibly double belly dump trailers.  The following are specific responsibilities:

  • Conduct demonstrations of driving operations to students
  • Ensure all students are operating equipment safely and within university policy
  • Supervise assigned students and provide documentation of student attendance and training records, including administering skills evaluations
  • Provide in-person instruction on daily basis to students in the following areas:
    • Learner permit (Laws and Regulations)
    • Pre-trip Inspection (Maintenance)
    • Basic Control Skills (Dump and Trailering, Backing skills)
    • Road Driving (Behind the Wheel)
  • Ensure Program vehicles are fueled
  • Provide minor maintenance of vehicles
  • Process paperwork for the ELDT (computer skills)
  • Assist with theory instruction as needed

Skills and Abilities: 

The successful candidate should have the following skills and abilities:


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Skills in ordering equipment and supplies


  • Ability to teach in-person
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, non-verbally, and in writing
  • Ability to develop and enforce policy and procedures
  • Ability to develop calendar training schedules
  • Ability to plan, manage, evaluate, and achieve goals
  • Ability to assess organization and individual performance


Minimum Qualifications for Lecturer

  • Holds a valid CDL Class A license
  • Five years verifiable experience driving Class A, commercial motor vehicles (formal academic training from an accredited college may be substituted for three years of work experience at the discretion of the hiring committee)
  • Must be able to obtain DOT Medical Examiner Certificate and pass a DOT drug screen
  • Pass a background check
  • Desire to succeed and a willingness to work to become a better instructor
  • 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
  • Ability to accommodate student learning needs through field exercises, hands-on, lecture,and self-directed learning

Preferred Qualifications for Lecturer:

  • Academic certificate or associate degree in a related field

Minimum Qualifications for Professional Practice Assistant Professor:

  • Lecturer minimum qualifications listed above
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

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

3) Transcript(s) from all post-secondary education

4) Three professional references with contact information


**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 Technology, Design and Technical Education (TDTE) 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 such as business, cosmetology, machinery, protective services, transportation, and technology.  TDTE certificates and degrees are available in Logan, Brigham City, Price, Blanding, 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.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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