Instructor, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology (12-Month)

Instructor, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology (12-Month)


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


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Closes: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Target Start Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full-time (12-month)

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology or closely related field OR Diploma in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology or closely related field and 5 years experience of with medium to heavy-duty truck repair in a shop environment OR ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Certification, and/or current OEM Training Certifications with Ten years of experience with medium to heavy-duty truck repair in a shop environment. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelors or higher degree in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology or closely related field.
• Five years of teaching experience.
• Five years’ experience as a training technician, working truck shop, manufacturer specific factory training in engines, electrical and emission systems.
• Bilingual in Spanish and English.
• CDL Class A license.

Position Description

he Instructor, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technologies 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.


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 college=s 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.
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 position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee will regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.
• The employee may frequently stand, walk, and sit.
• The employee may occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply online, directly to the Forsyth Tech candidate portal at

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