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Lead Technical Instructor, Diesel
Recruitment No. KLTID1113

Human Resources at Washburn University seeks candidates for Lead Technical Instructor, Diesel at Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech).  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Instruction at Washburn Tech.  This is a grant-funded position.  Work schedule is Monday through Friday from January 2014 through the end of classes in May.  Employment may be extended contingent upon enrollment.  The Lead Technical Instructor, Diesel will prepare students to be entry-level diesel technicians for large-scale engines and may be required to instruct in other areas as well.


Lead curriculum development, organization, implementation, evaluation and modification for the program, adhering to state and/or national program specific standards for performance, measurement and competencies.

Develop course objectives, content and lesson plans, using aligned curriculum (as available) and tasks, drawing upon knowledge and skill in computer software. Select and maintain appropriate materials, audiovisuals and equipment to enhance student education.

Direct, guide and evaluate student performance.

Maintain records of student progress; prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.  Advise and counsel program students regarding their progress toward program completion.

Actively participate in professional organizations, attend seminars, conferences and workshops to enhance and improve instructional effectiveness and maintain an awareness of current issues and developments in the program field.

Work with other technical instructors in the program to identify and recruit advisory committee members who can provide consultation and advice relative to the direction and development of the program.

Develop and maintain working relationships and constructive interaction with other technical instructors and personnel of the school, cooperating agencies and community groups, and with program specific business and industry.

Collect and provide documentation as directed to support reporting, program evaluation, etc.

Participate in promotional activities designed to inform the public about training and education opportunities at Washburn Institute of Technology.

Develop online modules for courses and offer courses in non-traditional formats and times, including nights weekends and summers.

Perform all other functions as assigned.


REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree.  2 years of full-time related work experience or 4000 hours of part-time experience in Diesel Technology or related field.  Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds.

PREFERRED:  Master's degree.  2 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.  Experience using mediated learning technologies and non-traditional delivery formats.  Experience in Diesel Mechanics and Repair and/or Locomotive Diesel Engines.


Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement for Washburn Institute of Technology Teaching Positions, copy of official college transcript(s), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas  66621. Review of applications will begin November 25, 2013, and continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified.  Salary is upper $40K to $50K commensurate with qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits package.  Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.