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Los Rios Community College District | Sacramento, California
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Job Posting TitleAutomotive Mechanics Technology Adjunct Assistant ProfessorLocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office)Department LocationPosting NumberF00051PThe Institution


The Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) is the second largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district's 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges - American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college's main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities, emergent arts, and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country - Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!


The district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our four colleges and district office in dozens of different departments that provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees and community partners. Each district and college department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improving educational outcomes for the students we serve.

Our Vision

Our colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

The Los Rios Community College District's Human Resources Department is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring an inclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students, and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human Resources Department is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges' student populations.

Position Summary

The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time faculty teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment efforts.

Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.

Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.

Typical instructional assignment will be to provide automotive training to students and technicians.

About the American River College Program:

This degree prepares the student for entry level employment as a smog and driveability service technician. The program also prepares the student for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Engine Repair A1, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles A2, Electrical A6, Engine Performance A8, Advanced Engine Performance L1 along with the California Enhanced Area (EA) Smog Check License.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

- Identify and implement safety procedures involved in the diagnosis, service and repair of all major automobile and light truck systems.

- Describe the function, operation and characteristics of all major components in the following automotive systems: engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, electrical, air conditioning, emission control and computerized engine controls.

- Identify and follow manufacture standards for proper automobile diagnosis and repair.

- Operate hand and power tools necessary for automobile and light truck repair.

- Operate diagnostic equipment and interpret test results.

- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to analyze, diagnose, and repair automotive engines, automatic and manual transmissions, suspension systems, braking systems, electrical systems, fuel delivery systems, ignition systems, emissions control systems and computerized engine controls.

The courses to complete this program include:

AT 100 Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional

AT 105 Mathematics for Automotive Technology

AT 180 Automotive Data Acquisition

AT 110 Automotive Brakes

AT 311 Suspension and Steering Systems

AT 312 Electrical Systems

AT 130 Manual Drive Trains and Axles

AT 313 Automatic Transmission and Transaxles

AT 314 Automotive Engine Repair

AT 310 Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems

AT 322 Engine Performance & Electronic Engine Controls

AT 315 Advanced Electrical: Engine/Chassis/Hybrid

AT 323 Clean Air Car Course

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, and weekend classes, on and off campus.

Assignment Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The faculty member will work with the Central Valley New Car Dealers Association and other interested automotive agencies in ascertaining training and recruiting priorities. In addition, assignment will include: Networking with high school counselors and attending high school career days/career fairs to promote automotive programs and employment opportunities.

Other responsibilities may include maintaining contacts with area ROPs and AYES campuses, as well as program coordination and articulation with the automotive departments at the Los Rios Community College District and with automotive programs at area high schools.

The successful candidate may be responsible for coordination activities; for recruiting students for the program, assisting students in obtaining placement at shops, tracking students' progress through visits to shops and discussions with the shop foreman.

Work YearN/AWork ScheduleTotal Hrs per Week/DaySpecial RequirementsMinimum Qualifications

1. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and two years of professional experience; OR, any associate degree and six years of professional experience; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

* Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District adjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

4. Two letters of recommendation

5. Letter of Interest

* Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators.

Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Physical DemandsSalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary SchedulesAdditional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note

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