Diesel Technology Adjunct Faculty

Diesel Technology Adjunct Faculty

  • 528765
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Closing on: Jun 30 2025
  • Adjuct Faculty Credit 9
  • UAS School of Career Education

The University of Alaska Southeast School of Career Education is seeking qualified applicants for adjunct faculty positions in the Diesel Technology Program. These positions involve teaching various courses within the program, with the course load varying based on student enrollment. As part of a pooled position, opportunities may arise throughout the academic year.

The Diesel Technology program at the University of Alaska Southeast offers comprehensive training in heavy-duty mechanics, with emphasis areas including Diesel/Heavy Duty, Diesel/Marine, Fixed Plant Mechanic, and Mine Mechanic. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for success in various industrial settings. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as skilled technicians in diesel machinery and related industries.

Applicants should be able to teach courses in the Diesel Technology program as assigned, with responsibilities ranging from introductory to advanced levels. Develop and deliver instructional materials, including lectures, assignments, and assessments, in accordance with program curriculum and learning objectives.

Along with providing guidance and support to students, including mentoring, advising, and academic assistance.
Also, engage in ongoing professional development to enhance teaching effectiveness and stay current with industry trends and advancements.

To thrive in this role, previous teaching experience, particularly in vocational or technical education settings, is highly desirable.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and motivate students from diverse backgrounds.
Commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters student success and achievement.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues, industry partners, and stakeholders to enhance program quality and relevance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree/bachelor's degree in a field related to Diesel Technology, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
2 years of relevant experience in the subject field.

Expertise in Diesel Technology concepts and practices, with a comprehensive understanding of heavy-duty mechanics, engine systems, electrical systems, hydraulics, and related topics.

Position Details:

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately.

To Apply: To be considered, please include the following required documents in your application: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter which describes how you are a good fit for our team
  • Contact information for three professional references 

This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be canceled based upon the needs of the university.

This position is represented by United Academic – Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO.

*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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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 Catherine Pusich, UAS Career Education at cpusich@alaska.edu.


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