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Temporary Faculty, Diesel Equipment Technology

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Temporary Faculty, Diesel Equipment Technology
Job Code/Position Control Number N5a/172:002
Position Status Full-time Temporary
Reports to (Supervisor) Title Dean of Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies
Co-Supervisor's Title
Daily Direction
Position Summary

The faculty will be responsible for educational leadership, student instruction, and student advising in the Diesel Equipment Technology area. Instruct and evaluate student performance in areas of diesel and heavy equipment technology.

Position Work Calendar *172 day calendar
Position Work Hours/Week
Abilities and Skills

*Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
*Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. (Minimum)


*Bachelor’s Degree in Diesel Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Technology, or related discipline, OR, combination of an Associate Degree in Diesel Technology or Heavy Construction Equipment Technology and significant work experience in the discipline area. (Minimum)
*Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified in Medium/Heavy Duty Truck as a Master Technician. (Desired)
*Possession of 608 and 609 Refrigeration Certification. (Desired)


*Six (6) years of full-time diesel mechanical experience with an emphasis on electrical and electronics systems, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and other areas of diesel technology which involve engines, fuel injection troubleshooting, fuel injection test bench operations, hydraulics, preventative maintenance, power train and suspension on heavy duty trucks. (Minimum)
*Teaching experience on the secondary or postsecondary level. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties

-Instruct and evaluate student performance in diesel and heavy equipment technology in electrical and electronic systems, engine assembly and overhaul, fuel injection troubleshooting, power train assembly and overhaul, suspension system, hydraulics, preventive maintenance, and brake reconditioning. (Essential)
-Advise, schedule, and maintain accurate records on students. (Essential)
-Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. (Essential)
-Write and update course syllabi; assist with curriculum review, revision, and development. (Essential)
-Engage in professional development and technological upgrading activities. (Essential)
-Contribute to betterment of College through School committee participation. (Essential)
-Contribute to betterment of College through College-wide committee participation. (Marginal)
-Assume responsibility for laboratory development, coordination, and maintenance. (Essential)
-Assist with the preparation of grants and follow-up activities. (Marginal)
-Assist the Dean, Assistant Dean, and/or Department Head with the development and maintenance of outcomes assessment plans and documentation. (Essential)


*Requisite tools of the trade.

Physical Standards

*Lift 60 pounds.
*Physical condition sufficient to crawl under and climb onto/off of large diesel trucks.

Positions Supervised


Interfacing Departments


Special Job Features

*Temporary position.
*Finalist for position must present a sample lesson.
*Position located at the Earth Science Campus, Montgomery, PA.
*The terms and conditions of employment for this position are subject to all the provisions of the bargaining agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.
*Candidates for teaching positions must be fluent in the English language (oral and written) – English Fluency in Higher Education Act. (Pennsylvania Senate Bill 539/Act No. 76)
*Background check will be required on selected candidate.

Position Level FN
Employment Group Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Additional Expectations

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

Office/School School of Transportation & Natural Resources Tech

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 00520
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 08/29/2017
Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Pay Rate / Salary

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Faculty Salary System. As a point of reference, the salary range for new full-time faculty hired in various disciplines throughout the College for the 2016/17 academic year is $52,624 to $70,049.

Additional Information

The wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment for full-time teaching faculty, counselors and librarians (all regular College funded positions and certain grant/contract funded positions) are determined by the negotiated Agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Academic rank will be based on established criteria at Penn College for faculty rank.

Desired Start Date December 11, 2017
Position End Date 05/12/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type Teaching Faculty, Counselors and Librarians
EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Sun Gazette, Williamsport
    • Press Enterprises, Bloomsburg
    • Centre Daily Times, State College
    • The Daily Item, Sunbury
    • The Express, Lock Haven
    • The Patriot, Harrisburg
    • The Student Portal
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • recruiting website
    • Internal Posting Announcement
    • Reference from a PCT Employee
    • Facebook
    • Notification as an Alumni
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter