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Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 10/05/2020
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Aviation
Salary $44,394-$66,591/academic yr. -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Tenure Track

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean


Aviation/Related Tech-2N7

Requisition Number


Position Type


Job Category




Starting Salary

$44,394-$66,591/academic yr.

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

Ranked as one of the best places to work, Salt Lake Community College is located in the Salt Lake Valley, nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body in the state. It serves more than 60,000 students on 8 campuses including an eLearning virtual campus. This area boasts more than just winter recreation; it is also the cultural heart of Utah. The cities and surrounding area offer year round, world-class recreation, sporting events, history, arts and entertainment. Utah consistently earns top accolades for its exceptional economy, affordable cost of living and strong communities.

The Assistant Professor will use the classroom and laboratory to instruct college students in the technical information and skills required to maintain and repair all types of aircraft relative to engines and airframes. Teach all subjects in the Airframe and Powerplant courses including electronics, avionics, mathematics and physics. Teach students the FAA approved curriculum, as outlined in CFR Part 147, which will provide the information necessary to pass the written, oral and practical exams for Airframe and Powerplant Certificates. Develop new curriculum and update existing curriculum as needed, create courses to support delivery in a competency-based environment, attend all required department and school meetings, and fulfill department and school assignments. Serve on school and college committees.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Teaching Related Duties:
1. Assures that approved FAA Part 147 curriculum guides classroom instruction.
2. Creates an effective, supportive learning environment for students regardless of delivery method.
3. Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline (CCO) and catalog description. Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO.
4. Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets during required contact hours.
5. Demonstrates incorporation of active and applied learning in courses taught (handson and engaged activities).
6. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
7. Promotes development of critical thinking among students.
8. Actively participates in the update and production of new curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, department, campus, college and state. Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community. Meets with students outside of class—a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on‐line.
9. Is available to teach courses at times directed by academic needs of the program and availability of staffing pool. The department recommends final teaching assignments with
final decision by the Academic Administrator.
10. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards. Consistently improves course quality, design and course integrity through participation in college‐ wide assessment of student learning.
11. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
12. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
13. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy. Uses appropriate resources and technology in the delivery of courses.
14. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement.
15. Maintains professional and collegial behavior.
16. Coordinates and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students as assigned.
17. Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1‐2 contract days).
18. Meets deadlines.
19. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
20. Partners with the college to provide innovation to improve the learning environment.
21. Promotes support for the mission, vision, values and goals of the College by incorporating culturally-competent pedagogy and inclusivity practices.

Professional Activity:
1. Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills and demonstrated teaching competencies consistent with department standards.
2. Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
3. Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
4. Promotes professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional activities (in‐ service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by departments.
5. Participates in collegial mentoring relationship, serving as mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.
6. Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
7. Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
8. Completes required training and participates in professional development.

Service to College:
1. Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department,
school, or college‐wide committee.
2. Promotes, models and exhibits the College Values with colleagues, students and community stakeholders.
3. Responds to discussions and requests for department work in timely manner (e.g. answers email, completes task assignments, etc.)
4. Mentors new faculty as assigned.
5. Serves on tenure sitting committees for department colleagues when appropriate.
6. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines and other pertinent federal regulations.
7. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.
8. Reviews and recommends program textbooks and/or materials.
9. Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement and other institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
10. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints.
11. Assumes an active role in the student advising process, formal and/or informal, per departmental guidelines.
12. Meets with and updates counseling office; updates and maintains advising materials per departmental guidelines.
13. Develops and/or participates in student recruitment and retention strategies. (Career and Majors Fair, Pathways to Professions, informal outreach, etc.)
14. Assists with assessment of credit for prior learning as needed.
15. Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives.
16. Evaluates and revises program offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new curricula as needed.
17. Participates in strategic planning and monitors the institutional effectiveness and accountability process.
18. Provides leadership and instructional integrity through classroom observation, mentoring and evaluation of part‐time employees or serving on tenure sitting committees as needed. Participates in state‐level issues as requested.
19. Reports maintenance issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
20. Maintains inventory, if appropriate, of equipment, tools, supplies and storage/disposal of hazardous materials required for classes, and request appropriate equipment repair.
21. Actively participates in the informed budget process.
22. Identifies budgetary needs and priorities within the program as applicable.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Proficient knowledge of IFR 6000, IFR 4000 and related electronic/avionics testing equipment for aircraft communications and navigation.

2. Knowledge of FAA part 91, 121 and 135 flight regulations.

3. Knowledge of Aircraft Structures, Systems and Powerplants.

4. Ability to teach basic level maintenance skills.

5. Proficient in the use of electrical wiring testing and repair tools.

6. Proficient knowledge of communications and navigation rules related to the FAR’s.

7. Possess high level of processing to dexterity skills in aircraft repair.

8. Ability to relate pedagogically to the needs and interests of students.

9. Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Current FAA AMT Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings.
2. Experience in transport aircraft category, general aviation, commercial aviation, aircraft inspection and avionics.
3. General aviation and commercial aviation experience.

*Note: A conferred degree is a requirement for obtaining Tenure (within 3 to 6 years).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Possess high level of processing to dexterity skills in aircraft repair.
Ability to relate pedagogically to the needs and interests of students.
Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.

Ability to meet the challenges of a broad curriculum and a student body with diverse abilities, interests, and backgrounds.

Knowledge of FAA part 91, 121 and 135 flight regulations.
Knowledge of Aircraft Structures, Systems and Powerplants.
Ability to teach basic level maintenance skills.

Special Instructions

Priority Review Date: October 30, 2020. All applications submitted by this date will receive priority review.

1. A conferred degree is required for the candidate to be awarded Tenure (within 3 to 6 years of hire).
2. Candidate must pass TSA airport security background check.

The following are requirements to complete the application:
A) Cover letter-A cover letter describing your interest and experience for the posted position is required.
B) Resume/Vitae
C) Copies of university/college transcripts;
D) Must provide copies of FAA certification with application

Selected finalist will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration.

SLCC HR Dept will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, Official Transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.

Faculty salaries are commensurate upon higher education and experience. SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please review SLCC’s Benefits Summary located on our jobsite’s webpage: https://jobs.slcc.edu.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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