Position title
Automotive & Diesel Faculty

The Automotive & Diesel instructor will work as part of a three instructor team to prepare students for careers in the Light Duty Vehicle and Heavy Duty Equipment industry as repair and maintenance technicians. This position must model ethical and professional behavior and act as a role model for students. This position will work with instructors, students, and other administrative personnel as needed to maintain an engaging and safe working environment.

Students who complete the program will repair and maintain light duty vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural equipment, and/or industrial equipment. Responsibilities will include developing curriculum such as demonstrations, tests, homework, and shop work for automotive and diesel courses. The instructor will assist fellow instructors to supervise and manage the Automotive and Diesel shops. The position will work with local vendors to keep the shop operating which will include identifying equipment needs and purchasing supplies.

In addition, the individual must be an effective recruiter and must be able to develop respect and rapport with fellow instructors, industry employers, potential students, and supporters of the program throughout the region. NJC is an iPad intensive college and applicants should be familiar with and comfortable using iPad and/or tablet technology.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to: Jason Hazlett, Department Chair for Transportation & Energy, 970-521-6798 or Jason.Hazlett@njc.edu. Apply online at http://www.njc.edu, click on "About NJC" from the drop-down menu in the top left of the screen then click "Human Resources". See Application section below; be sure to include all required application materials. For information about NJC, see the college web site at http://www.njc.edu.


  • Positive attitude through dedication to NJC mission and values; willingness to accept and promote change; open-minded fairness and consideration of multiple perspectives; willingness to take risks, work hard, accept responsibility for person/professional growth, lead and follow well, accept criticism, handle conflict, and motivate others.
  • Expertise demonstrated through in-depth curricular knowledge; strong focus on learning; experience and skill in using new technologies; innovative delivery and curriculum development; excellent communication skills, excellent class and studio instruction skills.
  • Service to students through student activities sponsorship and teamwork with peers in college activities, planning and committee responsibilities.
  • Facilitation of a learning-centered classroom and out-of-classroom activities; real-life applications of learning and mentoring of students.
  • Commitment to cooperation, consensus building, collaboration, effective goal setting and evaluation.
  • Participation in community organizations and activities.


  • Technical expertise in the repair and maintenance of equipment & vehicles. These experiences must enable the employee to perform the stated requirements and functions of the position
  • Applicants who are less than fully qualified are encouraged to apply and will be considered
  • Ability to obtain ASE Certifications in Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests (T1 - T8) and/ or ASE certification in G1, A6, and in the automobile area (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A7, and A8) depending on the instructor qualifications and the course taught. The department will pay the testing fees upon employment
  • Instructors teaching Engine Performance must also be ASE certified in L1 - Advanced Engine Performance
  • Must qualify for a Colorado Career & Technical Credential by being able to document 4,000 hours of paid work experience in the light duty and/or heavy duty repair industries
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Associate degree in a related technical field
  • Experience with a variety of hand held and laptop diagnostic tools
  • Appropriate computer experience required in word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a variety of settings with a diverse audience
  • Refined presentation and facilitation skills


Complete application packets will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled. Complete application packet to consist of:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and committing to expectations
  • Completed Applicant Pro Application
  • College transcripts from accredited college or university (unofficial copies acceptable during application process)
  • Complete resume
  • Release Authorization (for background check)
  • Must submit to and successfully complete a post-offer and pre-employment background check as a condition of hire.

College/Community Profile:

Northeastern Junior College, one of 13 member-colleges of the Community Colleges of Colorado, lies in the rural northeastern Colorado town of Sterling. The community of approximately 13,000 residents enjoys easy access to Denver, the Rocky Mountains and the western-agricultural lifestyle. Northeastern Junior College enrolls approximately 1,500 full and part-time students through a wide variety of majors in associate degree and certificate programs. Approximately 65-70% of our students indicated they plan to transfer on to complete a four-year degree while the other 30-35% of our students pursue careers after completing an AAS degree or certificate program. As a residential campus with six residence halls accommodating 550 students, the college attracts students from throughout Colorado, many states and several foreign countries. Approximately 50 full-time and 30 part-time faculty comprise the teaching staff.

Note: It is Northeastern Junior College's procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

By submitting an application for this announced position applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of the applicant's knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with Northeastern Junior College; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • NJC is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit copera.org.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the NJC website at www.njc.edu/~/media/Publications/CampusSafety12pdf.ashx . A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the Student Service Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Northeastern Junior College, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The Northeastern Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Jeri Estrada, Walker Hall Rm. 102,100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Northeastern Junior College prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Jeri Estrada, Director of Human Resources at 100 College Ave., Walker Hall, Rm. 102, Sterling, CO 80751 or by phone at 970-521-6730, or e-mail jeri.estrada@njc.edu.

NJC Mission:

"Northeastern Junior College is committed to developing excellence in our students by instilling knowledge, advancing skills, and providing opportunities to transfer, and enter the workforce successfully."



Job Location
100 College Ave, Sterling, Colorado, 80751
Employment Type
$49,500-$56,000 Per year
Date posted
January 24, 2023
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