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Job Title: Instructor Automotive Technology
Company: Seward County Community College Area Technical School
Address: PO Box 1137
City: 6204171121
Job Description:

 Automotive Technology Instructor



Industrial Technology


Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is a comprehensive institution which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction and is currently seeking a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to instruct classes in the automotive program, as assigned.  Related courses may be taught depending on education and experience.  The typical teaching load is 30 credit hours per academic semester. 



Responsibilities include preparation, teaching and conducting laboratory courses as assigned including but not limited to development of syllabi; facilitating student learning in classroom and lab settings, recruiting, advising, tutoring and evaluating students.  Teaching assignments may include some evenings.



A minimum of two years full time employment as a automotive technician required, with ASE Automobile Technician certification preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree in career and technical education or related field with 18 credit hours in automotive technology preferred.  Willing to complete degree and/or ASE certification can be conditional to be condition to employment.  Preference given to those holding a Master’s Degree or previous teaching experience in a community or technical college or secondary education preferred. 



            Computer skills e.g. Microsoft Office

            Communication skills (verbal and written)

            People development and instructional skills and abilities

            Problem solving and multi-tasking skills, can adapt to a change fast-paced environment

            Motivated and professional, with a positive attitude

            Technical expertise


            Must be able to exert force of 100 pounds for short periods of time

Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull 50 pounds for short periods of time

            Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl for very short periods of time

            Must be able to talk, see, hear, concentrate, learn and reason for all of the work day

            Must be able to sit and walk or otherwise move around for prolonged periods of time

Must be able to use a keyboard and do manual tasks for prolonged periods of time

Must be able to learn and use Banner System (integrated database system)

Must be able to see details at a close range


Work environment

            Work is performed primarily indoors often in climate controlled environment

            Work is performed near or with moving mechanical parts

            Short periods of limited exposure to non-hazardous levels of fumes or airborne particles


Applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Visa sponsorship.


Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.



Paid single health and dental with an option to cover family

Short- and long-term disability

Matching 403b annuity

State Pension Plan (KPERS)

Life Insurance

SCCC/ATS tuition benefit for employee and dependents

Paid leave as designated by the Board of Trustees


Position Status:  Full-time position, 190 days


Start Date:  August 5, 2013


Salary Range:  Salary commensurate with education and experience


Deadline:  Applications reviewed until position is filled


Application documents for this position will not be considered for additional openings.


How to Apply

Job descriptions may be obtained through the College’s web site:


To be considered each candidate MUST SUBMIT:


1.      Completed and signed Seward County Community College Area Technical School application:

2.       Letter of interest addressing reason for applying, qualifications in meeting the basic requirements of the position and experience in meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

3.       Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.

4.      Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (copies are acceptable) and copies of any relevant certifications, if applicable.  If selected, the candidate is responsible for providing official transcripts within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards.  Any fee for such translation is paid by the applicant.)


If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 


Submit complete application packet to:

Department of Human Resources

Automotive Technology Instructor Search Committee

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137


Applications may be emailed to or faxed to 620-417-1124.  Direct inquiries to the Director of Human Resources at 620-417-1121.


Selection Process: The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee. Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required. 

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All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, are all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.  Any person having inquiries concerning Seward County Community College/Area Technical School’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact Mr Dennis M. Sander, PO Box 1137, 1801 N Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS.  (620) 417-1018, fax number (620) 417-1179,  Office located in the Hobble Academic Building, Room A116.


Mr Sander has been designated by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.  Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504. 

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Application and Job Description are attached.

Submit complete application package to:
Department of Human Resources
Instructor Automotive Technology Search Committee
Seward County Community College
PO Box 1137
Liberal KS 67905-1137.

Inquiries may be made to Director of Human Resources at 620-417-1121 or by e-mail.
FAX: 620-417-1124


Clery Act Campus Safety and Security Report

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The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college through teaching and/or service.
It is the policy of Seward County Community College that it does not discriminate, on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or handicap.


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