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Onondaga Community College Automotive Technology Faculty, Full Time Tenure Track in Syracuse, New York

Automotive Technology Faculty, Full Time Tenure Track




Applied Engineering Technology


Syracuse, NY


Feb 27, 2019


Jun 23, 2019 - 11:59 PM EDT


Full Time - 10 Months


About Onondaga Community College:

Onondaga Community College, located in Syracuse, NY is a college of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and one of 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York State. Onondaga County is our sponsor. We offer two-year degree programs that serve as transfer opportunities to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year campuses or for direct entry to the workforce. We also offer certificate programs that can generally be completed in one year. Onondaga is a diverse educational learning community. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere where individuality is not only recognized - but encouraged - to contribute to the fabric of the campus environment. We continue to serve the educational and economic development needs of the region and proudly boast more than 40,000 alumni.

Job Description:

The Department of Applied Engineering Technology at Onondaga Community College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology position. Responsibilities include academic advising, committee participation, curriculum development and collaboration with colleagues in ongoing student learning outcomes assessment.

Date of Appointment: August 2019

The selected faculty will have expertise to teach the following classes and labs:

  • ATC 103: Automotive Fundamentals

  • ATC 115: Automotive Electrical Systems

  • ATC 116: Automotive Electronics

  • ATC 142: Fuel and Ignition Controls

  • ATC 207: Chassis Fundamentals

  • ATC 222: Drivelines and Geartrains

  • ATC 223: Hybrid, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

  • ATC 243: Advanced Engine Performance

  • ATC 271: Climate Control Systems

  • ATC 190 CO: Cooperative Education

  • ATC 290 CO: Cooperative Education

Strong candidates will offer demonstrated success in at least some of the following areas:

-Availability for student support;

-Technology to enhance learning;

-Outcomes assessment;

-Working with diverse populations of students, especially underrepresented students;

-Academic advisement;

-Prepare and present lectures in Automotive Technology courses;

-Prepare and present hands-on learning activities (particularly for lab sessions) that reflect course outcomes;

-Respond to student queries (e.g. email or voicemail) as needed, in a reasonably timely manner;

-Write, administer, and grade all student assignments and exams;

-Compute grades and submit them on time;

-During each academic semester (Fall and Spring), availability to teach Monday through Friday, anytime between 8:00 am - 10:30 pm, approximately 35 hours minimum per week as needed to cover classes, labs, office hours, and other College related obligations.

One can expect at least a 35-40 hour total weekly commitment with course preparation and grading;

-Occasional Summer semester assignments are possible.


  • A Master's degree in a related field with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and at least 3 years of related experience.

  • Related Fields:

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Mechanical

  • System Engineering

  • Vocational Technology Education


  • Bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology or Engineering with Master Technician/ASE Certification and at least 3 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College and/or high school level teaching experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, flexibility in instructional delivery, active professional development/life-long learning, experience in student advisement, curriculum development, service to college and community, and a commitment to working closely with undergraduate students in small-class settings in a dynamic and diverse/multicultural college environment.

-Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products.

-Experience teaching (both post-secondary and secondary students is a plus) and practical hands-on, design, or technology management experience in the application of mechanical and manufacturing technology;

-Proficiency in oral and written communications with the ability to generate high-quality classroom materials;

-Ability to dissect a complex topic into its fundamental elements and present those elements in a coherent manner to sufficiently edify inexperienced individuals.

Additional Information:

Onondaga Community College offers a generous and competitive benefits package including:

Enrollment in the New York State Teacher's Retirement System or TIAA

Excellent health and dental insurance plans (qualifying domestic partner included)

The 2018/19 starting salary for an Assistant Professor is $54,933.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter with application.

Candidates will not be considered for this position unless unofficial transcripts from undergraduate and highest degree(s) received are attached to the application.

Candidate hired for the position is required to provide official transcripts.

The three (3) references listed on the application must be professional references.