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Automotive Instructor, Full-Time

Rio Hondo College

Job Description

Job Number


Position Title

Automotive Instructor, Full-Time

Position Type

Faculty Full Time Tenure Track

Number of Months Assignment


Starting Date

Fall 2023


Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at http://www.riohondo.edu/hr/hr-documents/ to see the faculty salary schedule.




Main Campus


Automotive Technology

Open Date


Closing Date


Open Until Filled


About Rio Hondo College

About Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Rio Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.

Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.

Rio Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.

Rio Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.

Rio Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team and excellent athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.

In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Rio Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.

Basic Function/Definition

Automotive Technology currently consists of General Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Alternative Fuels, Bureau of Automotive Smog Programs and Factory supported programs. Among the courses taught are beginning, intermediate and advanced classes. Classes are offered both on and off the campus during the day, evenings and weekends. Facilities on campus included 6 labs which all have been remodeled and a fleet of 80 training vehicles. The program is NATEF certified in Automotive, ATMA Certified- Association of Technology Management, and Applied Technology, ATTS Certified- Automotive Technician Training Standards. The successful candidate must be ASE certified in G1, and all eight (master) certified in order to teach plus L1 for those teaching Engine Performance within one year of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

Any Bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional experience
any Associate degree AND six years of professional experience
the equivalent.


The equivalency is:
1) A High School Diploma, PLUS college course work equivalent to an Associate’s degree in the discipline of the assignment, PLUS eight years of occupational experience related to the discipline of the assignment at or above the journeyman level or equivalent – technical recognition in the discipline of the assignment, PLUS appropriate certification to practice or licensure or its equivalent, if available;
2) A High School Diploma, PLUS eight years of occupational related to the discipline of the assignment at or above the journeyman level or equivalent – technical recognition in the discipline of the assignment, PLUS appropriate certification to practice or licensure or its equivalent, if available;
3) Recognized accomplishments which demonstrate expertise and skill in the field of study beyond that normally achieved through formal education.


Under general direction:
  • Instruct students in the assigned discipline
  • Develop curricula, instructional methodology, strategies
  • Advise students in both group and individual contacts
  • Assist students in improving time management and learning skills
  • Participate in institutional activities including but not limited to flex and staff development
  • Perform peer reviews as required in the association contract
  • Participate in other contractually required activities
  • Meet regularly with discipline/division peers
  • Provide support for discipline/division recruitment, research and development
  • Participate on institutional committees and activities
  • Work towards continuous personal growth and development
  • Perform other duties as directed or specified by Board Policy, California Education Code, or Faculty Association contract.
  • Assignments may be either day or evening, weekday or weekends or online.

Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

Position Description

Applications are currently being accepted for Automotive Instructor. This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Complete transcripts of all college/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted). NOTE: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
  • Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date (please circle conferral date on transcripts). Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. 

Additional Information

  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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