Automotive Systems Technology Instructional Staff

Automotive Systems Technology Instructional Staff


Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-527-6223

Job Location


Lenoir Community College 231 Hwy 58 South Kinston, NC


Commensurate with Education and Experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, June 26, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, July 24, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am-5pm M-Th, 8am-3pm F

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in automotive systems or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • At least 5 years of experience working in the automotive industry 
  • ASE Master Automobile Technician certification is preferred
  • Licensure and/or certification requirements specific to the teaching discipline and external governing agencies shall be on file with Human Resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the teaching discipline or related field
  • Industry experience in automotive, diesel or transportation technology field
  • Previous college teaching experience in the North Carolina Community College System

Position Description

The responsibility of the Automotive Systems Technology (AST) Instructional Staff is to provide oversight and planning for quality instruction to program students using seated, online, hybrid, and practicum courses. The Instructional Staff will provide learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of course/program objectives and prepare students to be successful in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs in automotive repair settings, as well as provide support to all AST instructors and adjuncts.  

This position will remain open until filled.

Previous applicants will still be considered and do not need to re-apply.

Instructors are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College:

Mastery of Subject Matter   

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline  
  • Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline  
  • Connect the subject matter with related fields  
  • Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences, and/or workshops  
  • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate   

Teaching Performance   

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline   
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles, includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, heating and air condition systems, and related topics according to ASE educational guidelines.
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students by establishing and conducting working lab conditions that mirror a fully functioning automotive repair facility (Classes and labs must operate according to ASE educational standards and comply with appropriate OSHA and EPA regulations.)
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs  
  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate  
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher-order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments  
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives   
  • Partner with automotive repair facilities in the community for better understanding of their applicable needs, then transferring those needs into the program curriculum

Evaluation of Student Learning   

  • Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives  
  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives  
  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning  
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines  
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances    

Support of College Policies and Procedures   

  • Teach classes as assigned
  • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed  
  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation  
  • Serve as faculty academic advisor for students  
  • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies  
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information  
  • Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence  
  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources  
  • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual   

Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities    

  • Serve on college committees as assigned  
  • Participate in meetings and events as required  
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information   
  • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues  
  • Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes  
  • Participate in graduation ceremonies  
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member   

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs   

  • Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans  
  • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels  
  • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents  
  • Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College  
  • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff  
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned   

Other Duties  

  • Coordinate and supervise curriculum development by designing, planning, organizing, and evaluating the assigned program of study   
  • Supervise and participate in the evaluation of faculty within the program area 

Working Conditions

  • Typical classroom or online teaching environment 
  • Frequent standing for 6 to 8 hours per day, withstanding frequent changes in temperature 
  • Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, crouching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling 
  • Infrequent lifting and carrying items up to 50 lbs. without assistance 
  • Frequent travel between buildings on campus and infrequent travel to other campuses 
  • Frequent listening to and talking with students and other faculty and staff members 
  • Infrequent sitting at a desk or workstation using a telephone, computer, keyboard, and mouse 
  • Exposure to fire and chemical hazards

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

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Job Post Contact

Lenoir Community College

Phone:  252-527-6223 Ext. 390

Fax:  252-233-6899