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Aviation Maintenance, Adjunct Faculty
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 10/29/2020
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Aviation
Salary $17.56 - $51.87 / hour -  
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Aviation Maintenance, Adjunct Faculty

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean


Aviation/Related Tech-2N7

Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location

Aviation Education Center

Starting Salary

$17.56 - $51.87 / hour

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

The Instructor will teach college level students all subjects in the Airframe and Powerplant courses including electronics, avionics, mathematics and physics. The teaching will include the FAA approved curriculum which will provide students the information necessary to pass the written, oral and practical exams for Airframe and Powerplant certificates. The instructor 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.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Prepare and teach various classes in the Aviation Department using proper written and verbal communication skills.
2. Follow industry, government, and manufacturers maintenance practices in the lab areas.
3. Assess and maintain student performance records.
4. Follows the course curriculum outline, prepares and delivers lectures and other classroom activities.
5. Support department assessment initiatives.
6. Coordinate student ADA accommodation requests following college policy and procedures.
7. Answer student questions and provide necessary feedback on student progress.
8. Demonstrate and support professional commitment to division, school, and college mission and values.
9. Complete all required training.
10. Meet College and department deadlines and evaluate student work in a timely manner including submitting final grades on time.
11. Follows SLCC policies and procedures.
12. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

1. Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.
2. Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
3. Provide appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
4. Return graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
6. Conduct a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance.
7. Inform students of progress to date periodically and assign and submit grades by published deadlines.
8. Assist in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment.
9. Follow and abide by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
10. Handle/respond to student concerns/complaints and respond to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days).
11. Maintain professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
12. Complete all required employee trainings.
13. Know and enforce FERPA guidelines.
14. Administer ADA accommodations as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Current license in both Airframe and Powerplant required.
2. Six (6) years of recent employment as an A & P Technician with hands-on experience with aircraft and related systems at a journeyman level, with inspection authorization (IA) or three (3) years experience and three (3) years of technical education training required.
3. AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance.
4. Teaching experience.
5. General aviation, commercial aviation, aircraft inspection and avionics.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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.

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.

Special Instructions

Please attach additional documents (Resume, copies of credentials or transcripts, etc.) for consideration.

1) In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.
2) Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within 30 days of hire.
3) In accordance with Board of Higher Education policy, SLCC’s Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check on instructors if concurrent enrollment (K-12) students are assigned to classes.
4) Candidate must pass TSA airport security background check.
5) Must provide copies of FAA certification with application

This is a pooled position and all applications are active for one year from the application date. The department will review applications when positions become available.



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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