College of Western Idaho Automotive Technology Instructor in Nampa, Idaho

FSLA Status: Exempt

Responsible to: Assistant Dean

Position Type:Full-Time


Faculty members teach assigned classes in accordance with established policies and guidelines; participate in advising, committee assignments, and other academic and institutional support activities; and perform supervisory responsibilities as assigned.


The following core values are critical work behaviors that are necessary for job success and the standards upon which performance will be evaluated. These core values are expected of a competent faculty member and are an integral part of maintaining the Professional Technical Division’s culture of respect.

Customer Service

Faculty works with internal and external customers to achieve desired results and maintain positive customer relationships and professional image. Faculty are expected to be polite and efficient in working with customers, colleagues, and students.

Interpersonal Skills

Faculty establishes and maintains effective work relationships. Faculty demonstrates sensitivity to others and has good communication and listening skills.


Faculty completes assigned work in a timely manner, keeps commitments, is accountable and stays balanced under pressure. Faculty meets attendance requirements (be present unless sick).


Faculty’s work will be consistent, thorough, and accurate. Faculty supports and participates in continuous improvement in work processes, services, or products. Faculty demonstrates ethical dealings and effective problem solving skills.


Faculty manages and completes workload expectations by setting and following priorities, using time effectively, and achieving work goals. Faculty demonstrates the knowledge and skills needed to do the job.


Faculty adapts to change and is open to different, new ways of doing things. Faculty demonstrates willingness to learn and apply new skills or methods in completing work assignments or projects.

Work Environment/Safety, Compliance with laws, policies and procedures

Faculty supports a respectful workplace. Faculty demonstrates support and compliance with general conditions of employment, EEO, security, and workplace safety policies. Faculty demonstrates ethical behaviors and decision-making, and compliance with appropriate federal, state laws, SBOE, and CWI policies and procedures.

I Instruction

  • Plan and prepare an approved course of study that includes content goals and measurable performance objectives for each class taught.
  • Identify, create, evaluate, modify, and implement outcomes, curricula, and assessments.
  • Integrate curricula with other faculty in the program and in other instructional areas/institutions.
  • Distribute a syllabus to each student and the Assistant Dean at the beginning of a course. The syllabus will follow the CWI format.
  • Deliver the approved course of study as outlined in the syllabus, maintaining a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Prepare and/or gather current instructional materials and equipment and use available technological equipment and methods for delivery.
  • Provide individual and group instruction.
  • Modify instructional material and methods based on student and industry assessments and feedback.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement new instructional technologies.
  • Evaluate student learning and teaching effectiveness through written, oral, practical and/or performance testing, ensuring that what is taught is what is evaluated.
  • Provide frequent feedback to students regarding individual progress in each course.
  • Manage and supervise students in all assigned classroom and laboratory activities (substitute personnel must be approved by Assistant Dean).
  • Maintain discipline in the classroom and laboratory.
  • Provide support and guidance to students with an aim toward retention and placement. Responsibilities may include advising; scheduling/rescheduling; and counseling students regarding career options, appropriate referrals, graduation requirements, and placement activities.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and adequate office hours.
  • Recommend and assist Program Chair/ Assistant Dean in preparing curriculum revisions.
  • Recruit and work with advisory committee and employers to meet changing needs of the program and industry.
  • Research, identify, evaluate, and implement current industry standards and trends.
  • Coordinate program development with other college programs and institutions.
  • Identify, evaluate, and modify program outcomes and assessments.
  • Identify and develop core and support courses.
  • Develop, review, and update program plan of study.
  • Assist in program assessment, accreditation, and program review processes and activities.
  • Maintain (or obtain) program accreditation.
  • Maintain active partnerships with business/industry to establish good public relations and to become aware of employment opportunities and occupational changes, processes, and job skills. This may be accomplished through advisory committees and industry visits/contacts/tours, professional organizations, etc.
  • Promote the program and recruit students.
  • Employ a variety of internal and external marketing strategies to promote program awareness, i.e. participation in professional organizations, public school career days, and advisory boards
  • Assist other faculty, staff, counselors, and administrators to maintain program viability and effectiveness
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate classroom/laboratory safety program to align with CWI Automotive safety program.
  • Establish and maintain a preventative maintenance program for all assigned equipment.
  • Adhere to CWI policies and procedures regarding budget revenues and expenditures.
  • Assist in development of budget as requested by Program Chair/Assistant Dean
  • Requisition program books, supplies, and equipment as needed
  • Submit required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings.
  • Participate in CWI graduation.

II Professional Growth & Development

  • Obtain and maintain current professional-technical teaching certification.
  • Continually improve professional teaching competencies.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new instructional technologies.
  • Obtain and maintain industry certification, if appropriate.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technology in the field.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement emerging technologies according to industry needs.
  • Work in industry, as appropriate or required, to upgrade skills and maintain program integrity.

III Service

  • Use professional abilities to benefit professional associations and the community.
  • Serve on College, Division, and/or Department committees as elected or assigned.
  • Supervise student organization activities as assigned.
  • Perform other service activities as assigned, i.e. special committees and projects such as Tech Prep, etc.

IV Other Duties (special assignments)

  • Serve as Program Chair when assigned.
  • Supervise student employees as assigned.
  • Coordinate program assessment, accreditation (to include specialized), program review processes and activities as necessary with assistance from Program Chair/Assistant Dean.
  • Mentor, orient, and support new and part-time faculty.
  • Other special assignments as determined by Assistant Dean.


  • ASE Certified Master Tech + L1 (advanced engine performance) +G1 (Maintenance & Light Repair)
  • MACS or IMACA or ASE’s version of AC Air quality license - Refrigerant Handlers License
  • Recent relevant experience.
  • Ability to adapt to variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, distance learning, and teaching with technology
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to professional growth and development
  • Ability to advise students
  • Proficiency in usage of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications
  • Meet and maintain Professional Technical Teaching Certification
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal relations skills along with ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment required.
  • Recent relevant experience in all phases of automotive repair including:
  • Automotive electrical
  • Brake repair and replacement including ABS systems, and electrical systems.
  • Computer skills for automotive engine performance diagnostics
  • Automatic transmission repair
  • Steering, suspension, and alignment
  • Transmission/Transaxle and Differential repair.
  • Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems
  • Engines service and overhaul


In addition to the above qualifications, a superior candidate will have:

  • Experience using instructional technology
  • Ford Senior Master Tech
  • Ford Master Tech
  • Ford Certified Technician


The physical requirements 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually working indoors, which means exposure to heating or air conditionings; however, there may be some outdoor exposure when working on equipment or transferring between locations. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet, but varies based upon activity.

Some PTE labs and work environments are not heated or air conditioned. The noise level of some PTE labs and work environments is moderate to high.

  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time along with walking, climbing stairs, reaching pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies.
  • Some travel required

Tracking Code: 432-801

Salary Range: $41,040 - $45,144