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Visiting Assistant Instructor (Assistant Coordinator, Motorcycle Rider Program)

Position Deleted on 2/17/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Carbondale, IL
Faculty - Vocational & Technical - Other
Application Due:
Full Time
Department of Health Education and Recreation
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position: Visiting Assistant Instructor to serve as an Assistant Coordinator (anticipated). This is a term appointment and does not lead to tenure.

Qualifications: Technical knowledge of motorcycles and extensive motorcycle riding experience is critical. Previous experience in teaching motorcycle safety education is mandatory, and supervisory experience is desirable. Effective and professional communication skills are essential. Computer proficiency skills are expected in word processing, spreadsheets, use of the internet, and data analysis. Abilities to load/unload motorcycle equipment, and haul trailers on rural and urban roadways are critical to conduct responsibilities. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must possess certification as Motorcycle Safety Foundation Instructor/RiderCoach
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation Chief Instructor/RiderCoach Trainer certification is required within 18 months of appointment with continual updating.
  • Class DM driver's license as a minimum or equivalent from another state.
  • Clean driving record with no possibility of license suspension or revocation.
  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. degree.
Salary: Commensurate with professional experience.

Responsibilities: Major responsibilities are connected with the administration and business operations of the Motorcycle Rider Program; and procuring and managing motorcycles and other training equipment. The position responsibilities include supervising staff and assisting in training activities for instructional staff, students, and training site support. Work hours are seasonally irregular, include evenings and weekends, and may be unexpectedly long due to problems with weather, site preparations, and/or other issues that need attention.

Date of Hire: February 1, 2013.

Application Deadline: January 16, 2013, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Send letter of interest, current resume which includes verification of the above qualifications, copies of certificates, copy of college transcripts, and names, addresses/email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

Skip Starkey, Coordinator
Motorcycle Rider Program
Mail Code 6731
SIU Carbondale
1435 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.
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