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Industry, Engineering & Trades


Heavy Equipment Tech Program



Contract Length: 

9 month

Reports To: 

Department Chair

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$41,040 - $51,300 per year


College of Western Idaho values work-life balance.  Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future. Our total compensation for benefited employees, includes health and retirement plans (employer generous contributions), paid time off, opportunities to continue and/or pursue personal development, and much more.  For additional details visit Office of Group Insurance.


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.


Position Summary:

Faculty members teach assigned classes in accordance with the College’s established policies and guidelines, assist in student advising, fulfill committee assignments, perform various institutional and community support activities, and perform responsibilities as assigned. Full-time faculty may be assigned to teach at any time on any of our campuses.

Instructors at CWI are expected to focus on mastering disciplinary content, developing and strengthening their ability to prepare and present instructional materials, and assessing student performance. Instructors are focusing on inclusive student-centered pedagogy and familiarizing themselves with the college, its resources, systems, and departmental curriculum in order to facilitate student success and persistence across the student lifecycle. Professional development at the rank of instructor focuses on student achievement. Instructors are engaged in the institution in areas where their participation and skill-set has the greatest potential for impact on the success of students.

Essential Functions:

• Strengthen inclusive, student-centered pedagogy to meet the unique needs of CWI’s
diverse community college population.
• Demonstrate continuous and self-reflective improvement of course curriculum, content
delivery, assessment, and responsiveness to student needs.
• Establish and maintain teaching excellence.
• Develop, revise, and/or recommend curriculum, courses, and programs at the Department

Institutional Engagement
• Pursue professional opportunities and relationships to improve student, personal, and
departmental/programmatic success.
• Contribute to department/program-level initiatives.
• Contribute to planning and/or assessment at course and department/program level.

Professional Development
• Collaborate with supervisors to determine how one’s professional expertise and interests
contribute to departmental/programmatic success.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Degree in Diesel Technology or equivalent experience with training & specialized
• ASE Master certified preferred.
• Strong familiarity with hydraulic and powertrain systems
• 8 years of experience in a technical training environment
• Technical experience relating to electrical, powertrain, hydraulics, preventive maintenance,
and air conditioning systems
• Dealership experience (sales, parts, or service)
• Agree to receive the CTE Technical Teaching Certification within 3 years.
• Willingness to work cooperatively, communicate clearly, and be a team player.
• Ability to adapt to variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities,
individual instruction, distance learning, and teaching with technology.
• Commitment to professional growth and development.
• Ability to advise students.
• Proficiency in usage of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation
software applications.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching at a community college or with adult learners



If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.