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Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Position Announcement

Rail/Diesel Instructor

Full-Time Tenure-Track




Application Deadline:  September 2nd, 2016                            Position Start Date: Fall 2016


Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) is a two-year community college located in Los Angeles. Each semester, the college serves more than 15,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. LATTC has a 91-year tradition of being a leader in academic and technical curriculum designed to prepare students for the workforce and transfer. The College’s emphasis on student success makes it a national educational leader with a reputation for contextualized and accelerated learning.

Position Description: Los Angeles Trade Technical College is seeking a dynamic and innovative faculty member to teach the Rail/Diesel classes and to actively support student success.


Minimum Qualifications:

Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in Rail/Diesel or any associate’s degree and six years of professional experience in Rail/Diesel.


Duties and Responsibilities:


This position requires a commitment to the college of over 30 hours per week including over

21 hours of teaching. Evening and/or week-end classes may be scheduled based on the department’s



Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Develop and update courses and curricula, develop and assess Student/Program Learning Outcomes and participate in the Program Review process.

  • Develop resources, materials and strategies, including multimedia technology to teach students in a multicultural environment.

  • Participate in consortiums, advisories, and department meetings.

  • Maintain accurate records of grades, attendance, and class exclusions in accordance with LACCD policy, rules, regulations and procedures.

  • Maintain and update Medium-Heavy Truck and related training, ASE certifications and licenses.

  • Maintain professional and ethical academic standards of the Department and the College.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled, and ethnic background of community college faculty, staff and students.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Desirable Qualifications:


  • Experience with/knowledge of rail equipment and support systems.

  • Experience with/knowledge of high voltage electrical systems.

  • Master Certification Status in ASE Medium-Heavy Truck (T1 through T8, L2.)

  • Experience in working with heavy duty hybrid vehicles.

  • Experience working with alternative fuel vehicles (i.e. CNG, LNG.)

  • Experience working with various multiplexing/CAN networking systems.

  • Experience working with medium and heavy duty bus and truck systems, including:

  • Diesel engines;

  • Heavy duty drivetrain;

  • Air brake systems;

  • Electrical, Diesel fuel Systems, and

  • Electronic controls.

  • Commitment to professional growth and development and to the continued innovation and improvement of Teaching Knowledge of the NATFE (National Automotive Training Educational Foundation) Accreditation Process.

  • Experience in the use of computer technology and other instructional technology to facilitate high quality instruction.

  • Evidence of ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and administrators including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with on-campus groups as well as community and industry partners.

  • Experience in the development of course syllabi that include course requirements, student learning outcomes (SLO), evaluation (grading) procedures, and attendance requirements.

  • Willingness to participate in staff development and professional growth programs, including current research regarding strategies to foster student success.

  • Experience working in environments with faculty, staff and students from diverse, academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Expertise in teaching using current practices.




Salary and Benefits: The salary ranges from $53,170 to $82,780 for the 10-month academic year. The selected candidate will be allocated within the salary range upon evaluation by the Los Angeles Community Colleges District Human Resources unit. An excellent benefit package which includes medical, vision, dental, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Special Note: Applicants selected for an interview will receive an invitation by September 8th, 2016.  Interviews will be conducted the week of September 12th, 2016 with final interviews soon thereafter. Interviews may be conducted in the evenings or possibly on Saturdays.


Application Process: Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.

After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. A detailed letter of interest that describes how the applicant is qualified to fulfill each duty and responsibility including the minimum and desirable qualifications;

  2. A current resume;

  3. Copies of transcript(s) from accredited institutions (official transcripts will be required at the time of interview). Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries.  You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:;

  4. Contact information for three references (phone, address and email).

The completed package and required documents must be submitted by September 2nd, 2016.


For additional information or questions, please email:


Henan L Joof

Dean, Advanced Transportation & Manufacturing


Phone: 213-763-7127


All materials submitted become the property of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and the Los Angeles Community College District.


The Los Angeles Community College District considers all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation or veteran status (LACCD Board Rule 101301 and Title IX, Section 504 – Employer).

Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.



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