Instructor -Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Instructor -Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

Job Location

Courses may be scheduled for day, evening, or weekends and in WCC’s service area high schools.


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Closes: Monday, July 4, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time, 10-month

Reports to

Fulfill responsibilities as assigned by the Departmental Chairperson, Dean of Division, or Vice President of Instruction.

Employment Type

Full-Time, 10-month

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology from an accredited institution, or equivalent,
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in the trade,
  • Organized and possess multitasking skills,
  • Excellent oral, auditory, and written communication skills,
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, and
  • Maintain high levels of confidentiality, credibility and professionalism.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of teaching experience in the subject area.
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification

Position Description


This is a full-time, 10-month position. The faculty member must instruct assigned courses in accordance with NCCCS curriculum standards and course descriptions in addition to the standards and guidelines set forth by the program accreditation entity. Courses may be scheduled for day, evening, or weekends and in WCC’s service area high schools. WCC views faculty members as learning-facilitators who actively engage students in the learning process.

The Lead Instructor faculty position includes the following responsibilities and expectations:

  1. Eighteen to twenty-five-hour teaching load comprised of courses within the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Programs of Study, plus a minimum of five scheduled office hours.
  2. Plan, create and maintain a classroom environment conducive to student learning.
  3. Maintain relevant knowledge in the discipline and incorporate innovative and creative instructional techniques in the classroom.
  4. Ensure that syllabi, instructor information, web attendance, and gradebook are posted to the college learning management systems (Moodle, Self-Service, Aviso) for all sections of all courses being taught each semester.
  5. Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with students, other employees, and the public. 
  6. Support the college’s initiatives to enhance the critical thinking skills and global awareness of our students.
  7. Effective advising and registering to promote retention and program/goal completion.
  8. Hands-on experience with the methods, materials, tools, equipment, and practices of the diesel mechanics trade, the occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the diesel technician repair.
  9. Practical knowledge in the use and care of tools and equipment employed in the Diesel Technician trade.
  10. Recruit mentor, and evaluate qualified adjunct instructors (in conjunction with other full-time faculty members in the discipline, as appropriate).
  11. Ability to project a professional and congenial demeanor.
  12. Evaluate student work and ensure their compliance with safety standards. 
  13. Utilize instructional plans to direct and assess student progress in achieving theory and performance requirements of the program.
  14. Initiate, develop and perform ongoing business and industry relationships to foster growth while interconnecting the program of study with the service area industry.
  15. Assist with student recruitment for programs and the division.
  16. Learner-centered, outcomes-based instruction is delivered via traditional classroom, interactive videos, and the internet.
  17. Assist with documenting Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s).
  18. Assist with semester scheduling, textbook order, and reporting obligations for the program’s accreditation body.
  19. Serve on division and college committees, as assigned, and attend required professional development activities.
  20. Support of student organizations and other campus activities.
  21. Maintain currency in the teaching discipline(s).
  22. Committed to WCC’s mission, vision, and core values. Understand the mission of the NC Community College System
  23. Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Departmental Chairperson, Dean of Division, or Vice President of Instruction.

Applicants for the position of Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Instructor are encouraged to review WCC Policies and Procedures, 2020 Vision Statement, and the current WCC catalog.


How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox