Full-time Instructor, Race Car Technology (12-Month) PA# 598

Full-time Instructor, Race Car Technology (12-Month) PA# 598


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371

Job Location

Main Campus


Based on experience and academic credentials: $4,120 per month ( High School Diploma / AAS degree) to $4,596 (Master’s degree)



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 17, 2017
Closes: Monday, October 30, 2017

Target Start Date

Friday, December 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Ten years experience with motor sports build and repair in a shop environment.

Machining skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Race Car Technology or Automotive Systems or diploma in Transportation Technology and Race Car Technology.

Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.

Some teaching experience.
Five years experience as a training technician, NASCAR crew member, factory training in engines, electrical and fabrication.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Specialty licenses.

Position Description

The Instructor, Race Car Technology, will teach assignments as recommended by the program coordinator or department chairperson and approved by the dean. Duties include but are not limited to: preparing course outlines and objectives, evaluating courses offered, recruiting and advising students, serving on college committees as assigned, and assuming responsibility for equipment and facilities; other duties may be assigned. Schedule may consist of day and evening classes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned.

Treat others respectfully, speaks to others courteously, and behaves in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interactions that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
Model an understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission.

Teaching and Learning:

Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the department chairperson and approved by the dean.
Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful.
Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content covers SACS-approved competencies.
Order supplies and materials for labs supervised and prepare lab activities and assignments as needed.
Fulfill the duties of clinical or lab instructor in supervision of students as applicable.
Assume responsibility for maintaining all required college records including attendance and grade reports, roll books, etc.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments where applicable.
Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.

Curriculum Development:

Maintain, review and update course descriptions, objectives, and outlines for courses of instruction and develop new courses of study as necessary.
Make recommendations to department chairperson for selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) in the area of expertise.

Assist with the development of new programs in the area of expertise.

Provide assistance to advisees.
Participate in department, division and college-wide advising activities.
Learn and maintain proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees.
Use the computer and the colleges student information system to assist advisees.
Follow up on all assigned advisees.
Attend training sessions relative to advising.

Professional Development:

Develop a professional development plan that is approved by the department chair and then the dean and participate in those activities that achieve approved professional development activities.
Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations.
Read professional literature.
Keep abreast of current technology.
Attend workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
Participate in on-campus professional development activities.
Institutional Service:
Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.
Attend all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
Serve on committees as required.
Participate in college-wide activities.

Community Relations:

Maintain contact with specialized vocations where applicable.
Be alert to public relations opportunities and uses these to promote the college and the department.
Assist in planning and conducting advisory committee meetings.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform such essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:

• Read written communications and analyze and interpret both verbal and written communications.
• Respond coherently both verbally and in writing to students, co-workers and individuals having contact with the College.
• Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
• Present information effectively to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills:

• Perform basic mathematical operations in problem solving.
• Apply mathematical concepts such as exponent and permutation to such tasks as test reliability, frequency distribution, sampling theory and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability:

• Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Is frequently required to stand and walk.
Is able to hear audible equipment indicators and verbal communications in the environment.
Is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Must see with sufficient close, distance and peripheral vision.
Has moderate sense of smell to determine danger indicators such as smoke.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
Encounters low to moderate exposure to toxic or caustic materials.
Encounters low to moderate noise levels in the work environment.


Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309
Email:  forsythtechhr@forsythtech.edu