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Full-time Mechatronics Technology Instructor
Clark College in Vancouver, Washington
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Date Posted 02/14/2020
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Automotive Technology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 02/27/2020
SALARY: $62,049.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/12/20
CLOSING DATE: 02/27/20 03:00 PM


Are you passionate about industrial automation and teaching a new generation of mechatronics technicians?  Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds?  Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our Mechatronics Technology team.  We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding students towards the achievement of their academic and career goals. 
Clark College is seeking a professional with expertise in the mechatronics industry to join our team as an instructor.  This full-time, temporary position is for the 2019/2020 academic year with the potential for a renewed contract.  Primary teaching duties would include providing engaging presentations, dynamic lab equipment demonstrations, guiding students to hands-on experience with industrial automation, and helping to build student confidence and life-long learning habits.  Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being diversity, equity and inclusion, and student success and retention. The successful candidate will join a cohesive team of instructors to fulfill the needs of a growing department.
At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, Core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.



  • Instruct classes in basic DC & AC electricity, electrical power distribution & wiring, 3-phase motors control systems, fluid power systems, mechanical drive systems, DC power systems, test and measurement instrumentation systems, programmable logical controller interfacing and programming and industrial robotic systems.
  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development. 
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
  • Pursue professional development that strives to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.


  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or closely related field AND five years of industry related experience OR ten years of industry related experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience in three of the eight key areas listed below:
    • Mechanics, mechanical power applications and mechanical transmission equipment
    • Industrial instrumentation and electronics
    • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    • Power generation transmission and distribution
    • Three-phase motor control units
    • Piping systems
    • Schematics
    • Speed reducers and conveyor systems


Salary Statement
Starting salary is $62,049 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $87,403. Additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
Required Online Application Materials:
  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline: 3pm, February 27, 2020.
Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes.  Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:  http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
Clark College Human Resources
February 12, 2020



1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Phone: 360-992-2105
Fax: 360-992-2873

Position #20-00013
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