Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor - Transportation Technologies

  • Utah Valley University
  • Orem, UT, USA
  • May 24, 2024
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences Other Professional fields

Job Description


Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor - Transportation Technologies

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: FT Faculty
Job Number: FY2402733
Closing: 6/22/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Technology/Computing

Position Announcement

The Department of Applied Engineering and Transportation Technologies (www.uvu.edu/auto) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Transportation Technologies to begin August 2025.

The transportation technologies faculty member develops and teaches undergraduate courses in one or more of these areas: basic and advanced automotive engine and system repair, electric vehicles, or hybrid vehicles, etc. The faculty member engages in scholarly activities that contribute to the mission of the university, department, and profession. In addition, the faculty provides service at the department, college, and university levels and in professional organizations.

Utah Valley University places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. UVU encourages applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

The department offers a BAS Transportation Technologies and associate degrees in collision repair technology, diesel mechanics technology, power sport technology, and automation and electrical technology.

The department will accept all qualified applications but is particularly interested in applicants with experience in automotive technologies and emerging automotive technology systems.

Utah Valley University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement contribution.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Instructs, manages, and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms, online, and laboratories, through demonstration, discussion, visual aids, individualized instruction, lectures, and other appropriate methods for educational delivery.
  • Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught. Prepares instructional materials. Evaluates student performance using appropriate testing and grading procedures.
  • Engages in scholarly activities including applied research and produces scholarly/creative work consistent with disciplinary specialization and the academic goals of the department.
  • Serves the department, college, and university by attending departmental meetings, working on committees, and accepting other service appointments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a relevant bachelor's degree.
  • At least 5 years of relevant industry experience.
  • ASE Certification A1-A9, G1

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree
  • At least 10 years of relevant industry experience.
  • ASE Certifications L1, L3, L4, C1, F1

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of ASE certifications and approved repair techniques.
  • Knowledge through industry experience of automotive and transportation systems.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in current technology trends in transportation education, (ADAS)
  • Knowledge of hybrid and electric vehicle systems.


  • Skills and experience in technical repairs
  • Skills in repair of advanced braking systems (regenerative braking), electric drive train, engine repair and diagnostics, steering and suspension, advanced electrical systems, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid, electric vehicles, diagnostics of fuel management systems and tunning.
  • Skills in electrical diagnostics and diagnostics of advanced electrical systems with transportation vehicles
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Effective verbal and technical written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills


  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interpret the University's core values (exceptional care, exceptional accountability, exceptional results)
  • Ability to plan measurable objectives, prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved curriculum and work on the development of new curriculum.
  • Ability to assess student work and maintain and submit accurate and current plans, reports, and records involving student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Ability to use a classroom learning management system, such as Canvas.
  • Ability to conduct scholarship/creative works and service and have teaching interests that align with the transportation technologies industry.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/uvu/jobs/4519986/faculty-tenure-track-assistant-professor-transportation-technologies


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