Associate Instructor of Automotive Technology, Full Time

Title: Associate Instructor of Automotive Technology, Full Time

Employee Classification: Faculty

Institution: TCAT-Knoxville

Department: Automotive Technology

Campus Location: TCAT Knoxville

Job Summary

To provide quality instruction for student learning and to maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom.

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Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Post-secondary training in Automotive
  • Three years current work experience in automotive field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current ASE Master Technician Certification
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies and procedures
  • Skill in managing deadlines and working in a team-oriented environment


  • Ability to effectively apply a multi-method approach to enhance student understanding of materials, including demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities, and experience at job sites to provide the student with the knowledge to gain employment in the automotive industry.
  • Ability to understand which teaching methods best serve the student’s needs, interests, and ability to learn.
  • Ability to develop accurate and objective standards to measure learning or administer testing or other evaluations to determine effectiveness and ensure a high level of comprehension has been achieved.
  • Ability to teach basic and advanced automotive courses.
  • Build and maintain relationships with area employers to facilitate the referral and employment of career and technical students.
  • Cooperate with outside agencies; work with program advisory committees; conduct visits to business and industry; establish and maintain good public relations with the school’s general public.
  • Work in cooperation with other departments and the community to enhance employment opportunities for students. • Responsible for surveys, records and reports of program graduates.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty, and the general public.
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.
  • Participate in professional development and growth annually.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. - (Essential)


  • Possess organizational and communication skills necessary to be an effective instructor
  • Demonstrated effective communication and organization skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Computer skills including general knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel