Automotive Instructor

New River Community College   Dublin, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 22, 2024
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Automotive Instructor

New River Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under a state-wide system of 23 community colleges. The college is located on a one-hundred plus acre site at the intersection of U.S. Routes 11 and 100 in Dublin, Virginia with an instructional site in Christiansburg. The campus provides modern, well-equipped facilities for the career technical education programs as well as for the college transfer programs. Approximately 4,000 students comprise the student body.

The people employed by New River Community College embrace the philosophy that all individuals should have an opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge to increase awareness of their roles and duties as citizens. The college serves the educational needs of the public and assumes a duty to help provide the requirements for trained workers in the region through a combined effort with local industry, business, professions, and government. The college promotes equal opportunity for prospective students and employees.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in automotive technology or related field; or high school diploma with a minimum of 15 years of experience.
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified master automobile technician.
  • Minimum of five years of current occupational experience in the automotive or related industry.
  • Commitment to the community college mission.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in teaching/learning situations both orally and in written form.
  • Commitment to and ability to implement teaching strategies that foster student retention and student success.
  • Commitment to innovative teaching approaches, including use of technology as a teaching and learning tool.
  • Fairness and flexibility in understanding and working with a wide variety of students.
  • Willingness to develop and teach online, hybrid, traditional face-to-face, and hyflex courses.
  • Commitment to using course assessment and program effectiveness methodologies.
  • Commitment to the high school dual enrollment program.
  • Commitment to enhancing working relationships with local business and industry.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

*Finalists will be asked to present a sample teaching lesson*

Additional Considerations

Additional factors that may be considered in applicant review:

  • Bachelor’s degree in automotive technology or related field.
  • Previous record of teaching excellence to include effective communication in teaching/learning situations.


  • Provide leadership with one other full time Automotive instructor for the Automotive Analysis and Repair program.
  • Teach a minimum of 15 semester hours for fall and spring semesters in automotive technology courses to students as assigned.
  • Maintain a minimum of 10 student engagement hours per week (office hours).
  • Write and revise course plans.
  • Develop courses, including online, hands-on, hybrid, and hyflex courses.
  • Assist in the acquisition of instructional materials and supplies.
  • Recommend curriculum changes to upgrade and integrate students’ learning.
  • Develop and implement student retention and success initiatives.
  • Work with student services advisors to provide holistic support and advising.
  • Assist the division with administrative and/or committee work.
  • Participate in department, division and college discussions, meetings and initiatives.
  • Support the college’s mission to “give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.”
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Salary: Instructor salary range of $50,705 - $87,978 with the opportunity for additional pay for overload and summer courses. 

Starting Date: August 16, 2024

Apply online at:

Or submit a completed state application, resume, cover letter, three letters of reference and unofficial transcripts to

Deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

New River Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Mark C. Rowh, Vice President for Workforce Development and External Relations, 217 Edwards Hall,
540-674-3600, ext. 4241.


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