Instructor/Assistant Professor of CDL/HEO/DE

$66,494 - $87,846 yearly
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Education Other Professional Services Transportation

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Dean of Academic Affairs

LOCATION: On Campus in Utqiaġvik, Alaska

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm

COMPENSATION: $66,493.54 - $87,845.73/year + DOE + Benefits, Exempt, Faculty Position

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

Iḷisaġvik College is rooted in the ancestral homeland of the Iñupiat. As an institution, we are “Unapologetically Iñupiaq.” This means exercising the sovereign inherent freedom to educate our community through and supported by our Iñupiaq worldview, values, knowledge, and protocols. The Iñupiaq way of life is woven into our curriculum, programs, activities, and daily interactions within Iḷisaġvik College and our community partners. 


The Instructor/ Assistant Professor of Commercial Driver's License/Heavy Equipment Operation/Driver's Education is responsible for developing and teaching courses within the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Heavy Equipment Operations (HEO), and Drivers Education (DE) division of the Workforce Development Department.


  • Prepares and maintains updated instructional materials, course outlines, and curriculum.
  • Teach course material in an academic setting such as permit preparation or CDL endorsement trainings.
  • Teach course material in a laboratory (hands-on) setting such as behind-the-wheel drivers ed, behind-the-wheel CDL, and/or heavy equipment operations.
  • Participates in the development of and contributes to the quality of College-level curriculum in the area of study.
  • Evaluates student performance and submits appropriate attendance, grades, and reports.
  • Participates in professional development, as appropriate.
  • Completes reports and presentations, and attends meetings and special events, as required.
  • Coordinates with Department Faculty and administration on topics such as scheduling, road exams, DOT physicals, and DOT drug screening.
  • Supports students as a liaison of student supports.
  • Instructor will be knowledgeable of Iḷisaġvik services and will advertise and make available student supports such as van service, DMV road exam vehicle usage, tutoring, online test proctoring, and scholarships.
  • Able to travel to North Slope villages for VEWFD courses and activities as available.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated experience with distance delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational systems, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations; Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions.
  • Ability to interpret and represent North Slope community values, customs, and beliefs for the College.
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and western institutions to the North Slope community.
  • Ability to support Iḷisaġvik College’s mission.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certifications and / or experience related to job description.
  • Must have a clean driving record, an Alaska Commercial Driver License, and have held that license for at least 1-year.


  • Associates degree or equivalent.
  • Have appropriate certificates, journeyman-level, or experience, in commercial driving and/or heavy equipment operations.
  • Have a minimum of 400 hours of training experience in a post-secondary environment.
  • Possess a current State of Alaska Driving Instructor Permit.
  • Valid Alaska A/CDL license with all operator endorsements.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.



Leave - 8 days of Personal Leave and paid Summer and Winter Admin Leave.

Retirement - Iḷisaġvik College is a public employer whose employees contribute to the State of Alaska, Public Employees Retirement System.

Health Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College is self-insured and Meritain Health is the health insurance third party administrator. Iḷisaġvik College offers health insurance to our employees with a no cost premium, and $50/pay period for each additional dependent and a low cost annual deductible of $200 for employee only and $600 for family.

Life Insurance - Iḷisaġvik College offers Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through Guardian Life to employees at no cost to the employee in the amount of $100,000/per benefit.

Additional supplemental or voluntary retirement, life insurance, disability benefits offered. 

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IỊisaġvik College is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal Opportunity Employer