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Part-time Mechatronics Professor - Continuous Pool

Clark College
$90.47 Hourly
this position is not eligible for benefits.
United States, Washington, Vancouver
1933 Fort Vancouver Way (Show on map)
Jul 11, 2024


Are you passionate about industrial automation and teaching a new generation of mechatronics technicians? Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? Are you interested in building relationship with industry and community partners? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our Mechatronics Technology team. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding students towards the achievement of their academic and career goals.

Clark College is seeking a professional with expertise in the mechatronics industry to join our team. We are currently accepting applications for a part-time, Mechatronics Technology Professor, whose primary teaching duties would include providing engaging presentations, dynamic lab equipment demonstrations, guiding students to hands-on experience with industrial automation, and helping to build student confidence and life-long learning habits. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being diversity, equity and inclusion, and student success and retention. The successful candidate will join a cohesive team of instructors to fulfill the needs of a growing department.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, ggabbard@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Position Responsibilities

General Faculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct classes in basic DC & AC electricity, electrical power distribution & wiring, 3-phase motors control systems, fluid power systems, mechanical drive systems, DC power systems, test and measurement instrumentation systems, programmable logical controller interfacing and programming and industrial robotic systems. .
  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
  • Pursue professional development that strives to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.


Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Associate degree in Manufacturing, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and two (2) years of industry related experience OR five (5) years of industry related experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience in one of the four key areas listed below:
    1. Industrial Three-Phase Electric Motor Control Systems Installation, Troubleshooting, and Repair
    2. Mechanical Power Transmission Systems Installation, Troubleshooting, and Repair
    3. Fluid (Hydraulic & Pneumatics) Power Systems Installation, Troubleshooting, and Repair
    4. Robotic Control Systems Interfacing, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement: Lecture hourly rate is $90.47 and lab hourly rate is $77.27


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of three references
  • Cover letter addressing experience and qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with the online application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Application Deadline: This is an on-going recruitment in which applications are collected year-round. Positions will be filled as program needs arise.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.


The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources

November 29, 2023 (updated)


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