UAF CTC - Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Diesel / Heavy Equipment

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  • Job Number:521396
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

UAF Community & Technical College is recruiting for an innovative, energetic Tenure Track Assistant Professor for our Diesel/Heavy Equipment program. Teaching assignments may include day, evening or weekend classes and occasional travel. This is a 9 month (full-time), Tenure-Track faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to August 21, 2022 at 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time.


100Teaching courses for the Diesel / Heavy Equipment program. Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Additional duties include course revision, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, development of web-based courses for distance delivery, academic advising, program development, grant writing, community service, fostering relationships within the Fairbanks community, and involvement on advisory, faculty governance, and search committees.Essential
Additional Position Details:

This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service which may include offerings in rural communities and participating in University and community service activities.  The successful candidate will:

1) Teach Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology and related Industrial Education classes. Which may include:
* Diesel Shop Practices (shop safety and tool and equipment usage)
* Preventive Maintenance and Inspection of Equipment and Inspection of Equipment and Vehicles
*Internal Combustion Diesel Engines (Industrial)
*Power and Manual Transmissions
*Mobile Hydraulics
*Heavy-Duty Electrical Systems and Electronics
Courses may be assigned during day, evening and weekend periods and may include off-campus assignment.

2) Conduct office hours for the purpose of assisting advising, and counseling students, and advise other faculty members regarding Diesel/Heavy Equipment technology-related issues. Create and maintain advisory committee.

3) Working in close association with private sector businesses to maintain cutting edge programs, opportunities for student practicum experiences, and pathways for employment.

4) Actively network with high school program faculty and counselors to promote collaboration and recruitment.

5) Participate in professional development activities consistent with teaching Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology. Seminar/weekend training.

Although not required for this position, the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities are also PREFERRED:

-Excellence in technical skills related to Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology
-Familiarity with arctic conditions of Alaska
-Knowledge of regulations (MSHAW/OSHA)
-Journeyman level welding skills in SMAW and GMAW.
-Experience in building relationships with private sector partners in program development and implementation
-Experience working collaboratively with students, faculty and community members.
-Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and fellow faculty and staff, both orally and in writing.
-Experience working with non-traditional and culturally diverse student populations.

UAF CTC offers many associate degrees, certificates, and occupational endorsements at 9 locations throughout Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley of Interior Alaska. UAF CTC is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workforce development to meet the needs of the region and the state. UAF CTC's programs also provide students with the academic framework to help them achieve their higher education goals, whether it is to complete and associate of arts degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program.

In addition, UAF CTC provides career training and development opportunities through workforce development and professional development programs. Staff and faculty have forged close ties with businesses and local agencies, enhancing instruction and increasing job placements.

UAF CTC employs a diverse population of approximately 35 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 35. Approximately 3000 students attend UAF CTC. They are culturally diverse and include many non-traditional students and students from the military community.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students and ability to work as a team player.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:
-Strong skills in computer applications and diagnostic equipment, particularly those related to diesel/heavy equipment mechanics and teaching.
-Proficient welding and fabrication skills
-Industry field experience
Typical Experience:
3 years of recent full time (hands on) industry specific experience in the diesel / heavy equipment trade (or related); OR three years of current experience teaching diesel / heavy equipment (or related) technology at an accredited institution; OR five years of a combination of both.
Required Education or Training:

Associate degree, or combination of education and experience to include private and/or military training.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9 month, Tenure Track faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To complete your application packet please attach the following:

- Resume or Vitae
- Cover letter discussing experience and qualifications
- Three professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, email address and contact phone number (please include at least one reference from a current or past supervisor) 

You may attach supplemental documents as additional information to support your application as well.  Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a portfolio of work documenting their teaching and/or industry experience. 

The review process for applications will be begin on August 22, 2022. 

UNAC Regular Faculty:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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