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Automotive Technology Instructor
Mt. San Jacinto College in San Jacinto, California
Date Posted 04/15/2021
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Automotive Technology
Salary $57,776.45 - $101,816.98 Annually -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is committed to achieving parity in academic outcomes by removing institutional barriers and creating an inclusive and culturally affirming learning environment. As outlined in the District's Student Equity Pledge, https://www.msjc.edu/equitypledge/documents/MSJC_Equity_Pledge.pdf  "our purpose is to celebrate diversity, instill hope, and empower our students to transform their lives and those around them by challenging our perceptions and biases through self-reflection and constant inquiry to identify and eliminate equity gaps." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences -- emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens, and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Mt. San Jacinto Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches educational justice as a means for economic and social transformation and mobility demanding the broad collaboration among faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners.

Mt. San Jacinto Community College enrolls approximately 27,000 students each academic year and has a highly diverse student population that reflects the communities it serves. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Mt. San Jacinto Community College administers an array of student affinity programs specifically focused on supporting our diverse, multicultural, and multi-racial communities. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Mt. San Jacinto College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research website.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified professional staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The Mt. San Jacinto Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Automotive Technology Instructor, located at our campus in San Jacinto, CA, to teach and develop courses in Automotive. This is a full-time non-tenure track academic position.  Full-time faculty are typically assigned 15 lecture hours (or the equivalent in laboratory, studio or related activities) of student contact time per week.  Office hours are also required.  Faculty are expected to participate in college governance through departmental, instructional and other required campus meetings as well as Academic Senate appointments to standing councils, committees, and/or a variety of task forces.  Teaching assignments may include a mixture of day, evening, multi-campus and off-campus classes.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements and duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.

Classroom Duties: 

  • Provide instruction that includes lecture and laboratory classes in Automotive in accordance with established Mt. San Jacinto Community College District approved curriculum and course outlines
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance and participation requirements in a course syllabus
  • Effectively teach and communicate with students of diverse backgrounds
Interaction with Students Outside Of Class: 
  • Advise students on academic and career matters
  • Assist in outreach and articulation with District high schools, four-year colleges and universities
  • Post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
Out-Of-Class Duties: 
  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submit them according to published guidelines
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and evaluations according to course syllabus
Professional and Curriculum Development: 
  • Maintain currency in field
  • Develop, maintain and evaluate curriculum
  • Develop, maintain and review course specific and program level student learning outcomes
  • Interact with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction and participate in the development of instructional methods, technology, and materials
  • Work with peers in higher education, business and industry to maintain currency of instructional programs
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 
  • Promote student success through the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Create communities of practice with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction to develop and implement effective instructional methods, technologies, and materials, in purposeful assessment at the course, program, and institutional levels
  • Foster significant, long-lasting learning for students
Interaction with Colleagues: 
  • Participate in campus/college governance by serving on campus/college committees
  • Participate in professional development, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies
  • At all times demonstrate respect for the rights and needs of students and demonstrate respect for staff, colleagues and the teaching profession



  1. Any Bachelor's degree (OR any Associate’s degree and six (6) years of professional experience)*; AND 
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience; AND
  3. ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification (ASE A-1 through A-8)*; AND
  4. ASE G-1 Certification (Auto Maintenance and Light Repair)*; AND
  5. Knowledge of the automotive repair industry as demonstrated by employment as an automotive technician; OR
    1. satisfactory completion of technical training workshops and seminars within the past seven years; AND
  6. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff

* To verify completion of college-level coursework and certifications, transcript(s) and certification documents must be attached to your application submission.

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  1. Two years (2) of successful Community College teaching experience in automotive technology courses
  2. Professional experience in:
    1. the development, maintenance, and evaluation of Community College level curriculum for an automotive program
    2. community outreach and in the development of articulation agreements with District high schools
    3. administrating an AYES occupational internship program
    4. the administration of a Community College automotive technology program 
  3. Five years (5) of professional experience as a bumper-to-bumper automotive technician, preferably on a high-line or luxury brand
  4. Prior experience in approaching work and interaction with colleagues and/or students in an equity-minded manner. Ability to promote an inclusive and welcoming work/education environment.

Minimum qualifications for Faculty and Administrators for California Community Colleges are established by the Chancellor's Office.

If you believe you are qualified for this position but do not meet minimum qualifications as stated above, you must attach a completed Application for Equivalence. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications to teach in a desired discipline but feel that they possess the equivalent of qualifications, may request an equivalency judgment. Guidelines to assist you in determining whether you need to request an equivalency are outlined below.

Applicants may view the Chancellor's Office minimum qualifications, and Academic Equivalency related forms and policies by accessing the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page.    

The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications. The conclusive evidence must be as clear and reliable as college transcripts.

The question is not whether you "could teach the class," but whether you can show that you have acquired the equivalent of the minimum qualifications. Specifically, the applicant making the claim must provide conclusive evidence establishing equivalency. If you believe you are qualified for a position but do not meet minimum qualifications as stated above, you must complete and submit an Application for Equivalence with your completed application packet.


This position is categorically funded and exists based on the availability of funds. If funds cease to be available, the District may, at its discretion, implement a reduction in force that could result in the elimination of the position.


Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience, not to exceed step five (5) on the assigned salary schedule.  Step five (5) may be exceeded if the District determines an extraordinary need or circumstance warrants a higher placement.  This is a full-time non-tenure track academic position. This Academic assignment requires 176 service days per academic year.

While this current vacancy is expected at the San Jacinto Campus, applicants may be assigned to any District facility.  
The start date for this position will be Fall 2021 (August).  Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.  

This position is in the California Teachers Association/National Education Association.  For more information, please visit their websites https://www.cta.org/ and https://www.nea.org/ 

Medical, dental and life insurance is made available, and a sizable District contribution is provided. Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. STRS participation is required for retirement eligible employees.  As a condition of employment candidates will be required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a Tuberculosis (TB) test/Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form developed by the State Department of Public Health.



  1. Applications must be submitted through our online job board; creating a profile is required 

  1. Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, personal photograph, etc. 

  1. Please attach the following: 

  • a current resume  

  • transcripts of ALL college-level coursework (*see transcript tips below) 

  • certification, training, vocational, or related program(s) if applicable 

  • three (3) letters of recommendation or provide a list of professional references (include current or previous supervisors) 

  1. MSJC application must include details regarding how you satisfy the job requirements; including a statement of your philosophy regarding education and how you meet the qualifications (thoroughly answering supplemental questions "Personal Qualifications Statement" and “Diversity Statement” on the MSJC application is acceptable, or a separate document may be included in your submission) 

  • For positions that require education, transcript(s) must be attached to your application submission to verify completion of college-level coursework
  • Carefully review the Application Procedures and Tips for Applying to ensure your submission meets the minimum qualifications
  • If selected for an interview, a presentation and/or teaching demonstration may be required as a part of the interview process.  If applicable, presentation instructions will be included in the invitation to schedule a formal interview.
  • The documents attached to your online application must satisfy the Minimum Qualifications listed for this job
  • Before scanning attachments, remove/redact sensitive, confidential information such as date of birth, social security number, address, photograph
  • If you are employed by the District, it is still the applicant's responsibility to upload the required attachment(s) to each application submission.  The hiring committee does not have access to personnel files.  The hiring committee only has access to evaluate the documents included with your application submission.  You may contact HR to schedule an appointment to view your personnel file if you'd like access to the original transcript documents in your file. 
  • Your application may be marked as incomplete due to an error with your transcript(s).
      • Only transcripts from an accredited college or university will be accepted
      • Applicants must provide transcripts; which must include required authenticating factors: college/university seal or watermark, registrar signature, print or issue date, name of student, list of all coursework, degree conferral date, and degree major
      • Transcripts copied and pasted from a website, blurry, unreadable or cut off will not be accepted
      • Transcripts copied and pasted into a program where the text can easily be manipulated cannot be authenticated and are not accepted
      • Electronic/digital transcripts sent by a college are typically official, certified, and restricted electronic documents; and therefore, it's recommended to print and save this type of official transcript to a separate file before attaching to your online profile - otherwise we may be unable to open or view the attachment
      • Foreign transcripts are not considered unless accompanied by an official United States clearing house evaluation report, see Foreign Transcript Tips
      • If you attach documents that contain a personal photograph, it will be deleted from your submission
      • If hired, you must submit official, unopened transcripts prior to employment commencement
  • You must attach all the required documents before submitting your online application; otherwise it will be marked as incomplete
  • If you receive notice that your application was marked as incomplete, you are welcome to reapply as long as the position is still open
  • We do not accept documents submitted separate from the NEOGOV online application system
  • Any documents you want considered as part of your application profile MUST be included at the time you apply through NEOGOV
  • Hiring committees do not allow applicants to share documents during the formal interview (resume, portfolio, reference letters, etc.).  The only exception would be if there are documents explicitly related to instructions included in a demonstration or presentation task.

The conditions herein 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 to perform the essential job functions.
Environment:  Work environment varies based on the demands and needs during each day which will include automotive shop walking and standing.  Sitting in an office or a meeting.  Work is performed primarily in the automotive shop.  May require exposure to year-round climate conditions.
Physical: Primary function requires sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an automotive shop setting; to stand or sit for extended periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach and twist; to carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to lift or move 50 to 70 pounds frequently; and to verbally communicate to exchange information in person, via the radio and on the telephone.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Mission: "Mt. San Jacinto College offers quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals.  We provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Our programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates, which meet workforce development needs in our diverse communities. Our commitment to learning and achievement empowers students to enrich our communities and participate meaningfully in today's complex world."

Vision: Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.
Values Statement: We are students, employees and a community. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches and, at times, saves lives. We commit to opportunities that inspire the following values in ourselves:
Excellence:  We challenge students by setting high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.

Collaboration:  We believe the best results are achieved through communication and participation among students, employees, industry and the community we serve.

Relationship:  We nurture a community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Innovation: We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.

Relevance: We create educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.

Access: We ensure equitable rights of all students by removing barriers to a quality education and promoting a network of support that improves learning opportunities.

Leadership: We empower people throughout the community to support and facilitate positive change.

Diversity: We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.

Integrity: We believe in being true to our core values by consistently demonstrating our character and an institutional commitment to do the right thing.

The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces.  MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs.  There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts.  Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant.
Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.  The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.
The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (951) 487-3161.   For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.
MSJC will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  Please access the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page for further details regarding the E-Verify program.

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