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Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 06/23/2022
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Aviation
Salary Comensurate upon Experience -  
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




Initial Work Location

Aviation Education Center

Starting Salary

Comensurate upon Experience

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department, as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

The Aerospace/Aviation Technology-Aviation Maintenance Program:  
Teach all subjects in Airframe and Powerplant courses including mathematics and physics. 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 aviation electronics, and A&P General subject matter. Teach students the FAA Part 147 approved curriculum which will provide the information necessary to pass the written, oral, and practical examinations 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. Must pass TSA clearance for airport access badge.

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
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
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
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
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. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

 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
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. 
**Other Duties as Assigned. 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Teaching and course development experience in an FAA Part 147 school.

2. Management experience in general aviation, commercial aviation, aircraft inspection and/or avionics.

3. Level 3 experience with aircraft structures, powerplants, and related systems.

4. Curriculum development.

5. Work experience under at least two of the following FAA Parts: 91, 119, 121, 125, and 135.

6. Ability and knowledge to work with NIDA electronics software and related training materials.

7. AAS or Bachelor degree in Aviation Maintenance or Aviation Sciences with the expectation that the incumbent will earn an AAS degree before tenure is awarded.

8. Experience in Aircraft Inspection and Avionics.

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

4. Knowledge of Aircraft Structures, Systems and Powerplants.

5. College level teaching experience.

6. General aviation and commercial aviation experience.

7. Ability to teach basic level maintenance skills.

8. Must pass TSA airport security background check.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Technical Writing Skills.

Special Instructions

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Priority Review Date: July 11, 2022. All applications submitted by this date will receive priority review. The committee will review applications until the position is filled.

The search committee request the following documents to be attached: 
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume or CV – please include a list of references
  •  The committee will request finalists to provide recommendation letters. 
3. Must provide copies of FAA certification with application/documents

Selected finalist will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration. The committee will request finalists to provide recommendation letters.

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 experience and credentials.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please review SLCC’s Benefits Summary.



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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