Instructor, Automotive

Coast Community College District
Golden West College

Instructor, Automotive

$49,354.00 - $117,665.00 Annually
Job Type
Full Time Faculty
Golden West College
Job Number
3/20/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Golden West College is currently seeking a full-time, tenure track Automotive Instructor commencing with the 2017 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves automotive technology. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Golden West College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of automotive technology.

Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide instruction in Automotive Technology in accordance with established course outlines.
  2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of Automotive Technology curriculum.
  3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
  4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
  7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.



  1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d):
    1. Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area.
    2. Possess a Bachelor's degree or higher AND two (2) years of professional experience.
    3. Possess an Associate's degree AND six (6) years of professional experience.
    4. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates applying with minimum qualifications on the basis of equivalency must upload an Application for Equivalency to their online application (form downloadable at in addition to all other required materials.
  2. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications A1 through A8, G1, L1, L2, L3, and F1.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Section 609 Refrigerant Handling Certification.
  • California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Certified SMOG Instructor.
  • Previous teaching experience in a National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited automotive program.
  • Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
  • Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.
  • Experience with service and repair of light-duty diesel and alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Formal college or manufacturer automotive training.
  • Evidence of student success in teaching in an automotive technology program.
  • Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.
  • Evidence of experience in blending student success strategies, such as: goal setting, time-management, problem solving, study methods, and research skills into their own curriculum.  (Candidates who have not had such experience will be expected to gain these competencies during their first year, so that they are able to incorporate these strategies into their own courses.)
  • Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.
  • Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.
  • Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of automotive technology.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  • Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on- campus and online courses (where academically appropriate) and Student Support methodologies, such as supplemental course support, learning management systems, Q&A Chat rooms, video supplements, and strategies for large group delivery as well as intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Conditions of Employment

Start Date: Fall Semester (August 2017)

For a full-time, two-semester position, a maximum starting range of $49,354 to $84,144 is offered, based on the 2016-2017 salary schedule of $49,354 to $117,665. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,878 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
*Application and required materials must be electronically submitted on-line at by the indicated closing date.  Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.

Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes EACH of the following:

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. current resume of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  3. cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position, INCLUDING desirable qualifications for the subject(s) to be taught (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  4. All unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, if applicable (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  5. Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume or put "see resume" or leave blank).
  6. Application for Equivalency, if applicable. Candidates who are applying with minimum qualifications on the basis of equivalency must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form (which can be downloaded at to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  7. Please do not attach additional application materials--they will not be reviewed or returned.
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.  Electronic applications may be completed by visiting  Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.

All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested.  Additional materials will not be considered or returned.  Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application even if your cover letter or CV/Resume already addresses those questions. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank. All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community.

Disability Accommodations:  Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714 or 714.438.4716.

  1. All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
  3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.
  4. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  5. The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical.
  6. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second level interview.
  7. The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  8. The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their experience.
  9. The start date will be determined by the Dean of the Division/Department depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.
  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline.  Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application.
  • Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in the application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
  • Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.  Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. 
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States.  Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision
We know that the health of our employees and their families is a priority. That's why we offer extensive health care benefits to benefits-eligible employees. We offer the District's PPO plan as well as two HMO's, United Health Care and Kaiser Permanente. We also provide District-paid dental and vision insurance. 

Benefits are available to regular permanent employees working 20 or more hours per week.  Benefits are not available to temporary or short term employees.

District-paid Life Insurance
The District provides Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance benefits, underwritten by ING. This District-paid benefit is equal to one time your annual salary and remains in effect until age 70.

District-paid Disability Benefits
Coast provides both short and long term disability benefits for eligible employees unable to work because of disability due to illness, injury, or maternity.

Voluntary Plans
A variety of voluntary plans are offered through the District to benefits-eligible employees such as Long Term Care, Hyatt Legal, and Section 125 compliant flexible spending accounts.

Enrich Your Profession
Professional Development Programs
The District offers a variety of Professional Development programs for faculty and classified staff that encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework and conferences. We encourage lifelong learning that maintains and improves professional competencies, enhances career progression, and keeps our employees on the cutting edge of their profession.

Sabbatical Leaves
Faculty members are encouraged to pursue professional growth leading to the development of increased competence and the improvement of instruction and/or redirection in their current teaching discipline. The District's sabbatical leave program is designed to assist in this pursuit and is available on a semester basis after completing six consecutive years of service.

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is the governing body at each of our colleges for making recommendations to administration and to our Board of Trustees with respect to academic and professional matters. The Senate consists of elected faculty and has the responsibility for matters related to curriculum and general academic policy.

Time to Refuel
Classified, contract staff earn vacation days commensurate with years of service. Classified Management and Administrators earn 22 days vacation per year.

Sick Leave
All contract employees earn sick leave as outlined in the CA Education Code. Sick leave may be carried over from year-to-year and, upon retirement, unused sick leave may contribute to your PERS and STRS retiree benefit.

The District observes 21 paid holidays per year.

Jury Duty, Bereavement, Military Leave
Coast grants contract employees called to jury duty a leave of absence, without loss of pay, for the entire length of required service. Other available leaves include bereavement from 3-5 days and military leaves of absence in accordance with applicable state laws.

Great Expectations
Pension Plans
The District participates in the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) for contract employees. Non-contract employees participate in Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) plan for the first 1,000 hours of their employment.
Additionally, it is the policy of the Coast Community College District that contract employees who retire from the District with ten or more years of service be afforded the same group insurance benefits until 70 years of age. A Medicare Supplement or GAP plan  is available to retirees and their spouses after age 70.

The District maintains a program whereby qualified employees may request through Payroll to have a portion of his or her salary deposited under a tax sheltered annuity plan or an approved deferred compensation plan.

Schools First Federal Credit Union

The Schools First Federal Credit Union is a federally insured, full service, financial cooperative that is a not-for-profit organization. Earnings are used to benefit all members to provide a full range of financial services and offerings.

I understand that a COMPLETE application packet is required for consideration, which includes the following: 1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application 2. A current resume or curriculum vitae (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended) 3. A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended) 4. Answers to all supplemental questions (clear, thorough responses required for evaluation purposes) 5. Application for Equivalency, if applicable (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
  • Yes
  • No
Are you applying for equivalency? (A completed Application for Equivalency Form with supporting documentation MUST BE ATTACHED if you do not possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline as listed in the job posting. The Equivalency Application Form can be downloaded at
  • a) NO, I am not applying for equivalency because I already possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline area as listed in the job posting.
  • b) NO, I am not applying for equivalency because I was already granted equivalency in this discipline area by Coastline College, Golden West College and/or Orange Coast College.
  • c) YES, I have ATTACHED my completed Application for Equivalency Form (downloadable at with supporting documentation included, for review.
If you selected option (b) in question #2 (was previously granted equivalency in this discipline area by a CCCD college), please specify: (1) the discipline(s) (2) from which college(s) equivalency was granted, and (3) when equivalency was granted. (Please type "N/A" if this question does not apply to you.)
Have you taught eight (8) or more semesters for the Coast Community College District? (Per the Agreement between CCA - CTA/NEA and the Coast Community College District)
  • Yes
  • No
Have you taught a minimum of four (4) semesters for the Coast Community College District in the last three (3) years in the discipline for which you are applying? (Per the Agreement between CCA - CTA/NEA and the Coast Community College District)
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered YES to question #4 and/or question #5, what was your start date and teaching locations? (Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College) Respond with "N/A" if this does not apply to you.
Outline examples of how you provide students with the information and resources needed to achieve course goals and expectations. Include examples of methods you have used or would use to motivate students.
Explain your experience in and ability to design curriculum and learning activities to address a wide range of learning levels and learning styles in your discipline (if applicable, include lecture, lab, studio, etc.). Please cite specific examples.
Assess and cite examples of your experience of working with diverse populations of students and staff.
Explain your understanding and cite examples of your working knowledge of current and emerging instructional delivery technologies and ability to integrate those technologies into the learning process.
Explain your current and past involvement in professional development activities and campus/community service involvement.
Please describe how you incorporate elements of student success in your teaching, as well as school and college wide efforts.
Describe your experience with building, fostering, and growing relationships between industry and educational partners.

Required Question

Coast Community College District
1370 Adams Avenue

Costa Mesa, California, 92626.

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