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Part Time Pool - Automotive

Seattle Colleges
Job Location:
Automotive Technology

About Us

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: You are applying to a job pool that is not reflective of current openings. If there is an opening throughout the 2024 - 2025 year, and you are selected for an interview, the college will contact you. 

We are a district of three distinct colleges, North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College¿and five specialty training centers, which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington. We are leaders in change and innovation.  

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community. 

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities. 

Position Summary


The  Automotive instructors are responsible to the Dean of the Automotive and-Diesel Technology Division, and will provide classroom and laboratory instruction for students on a daily basis. Will teach applicable category of maintenance on storage batteries, cranking motors, charging systems, EV and HEV systems, motor-generators, ignition systems, lighting systems, dash instrumentation and indicators, HVAC systems, engine performance, drivability diagnosis, on-board electronic control modules and communication networks. Develop student understanding of the principles of operation of these automotive systems and their functions in passenger car, motor vehicles for the performance of diagnostic type tests and troubleshooting. Be proficient in both the operation and teaching advanced diagnoses equipment such as Lab Scope, Diagnostic Scanners, Digital Multi Meter and 5-Gas analyzer. Will also instruct in safety, environmental awareness, human relations and leadership, which are integral to the program. Will participate in curriculum development and assist in counseling students. and relations Work closely with peers to maintain excellence in the program while working on campus committees and support groups and with a technical advisory committee and other professional organizations in the automotive industry. Must be current and stay within the industry, and within the areas of instruction.  ASE certification will be required upon hiring.

    This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Seattle. 

Application Requirements

A complete application will include:

  • An attached resume
  • An attached cover letter addressing how you meet the duties, responsibilities, and requirements for the position
  • Contact information for three professional references

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online. 

Essential Functions

  • Teach the range of curriculum for Automotive Technology certificate programs
  • Provide assistance and advice to students regarding their success and eventual employment
  • Participate in department planning and operation
  • Work with other faculty and students to maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Complete all necessary college paperwork, e.g. registration forms, grade reports, safety reports, etc. in a timely fashion
  •  Work with the program's Technical Advisory Committee to maintain strong industry ties, ensure the currency of the curriculum,, and create employment opportunities for students. 
  • Serve on department and campus committees, as appropriate.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least seven current years' experience in the automotive industry.
  • Three of these seven years will be at the journeyman level in the area of automotive electrical systems.
  • Must be able to teach and communicate effectively with students of varying social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and understand the goals and objectives of a comprehensive community college and vocational education.
  • Ability to work with computerized systems.
  • Must be able to qualify for a Seattle College Vocational Teaching certificate, and be committed to complete an in-service teacher education program.
  • Must be ASE Master Automotive Technician Certified or be able to achieve the certification within 90 days of being hired.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs. 

Accommodation Statement

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

EEO Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of "bullying" behaviors, including "cyber bullying". 

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance: 

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803 

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. 

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