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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Aviation Science
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Aug. 20, 2019
Title Faculty - Assistant Professor - Aviation Science
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Aviation Science

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Department of Aviation Science at Utah Valley University invites applications to apply for a tenure-track position. The individual will teach courses and assesses performance of aviation education, training, and certification; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff in scholarly research; promote the general well-being of the School, faculty and the college, and the collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU. Demonstrated capabilities in teaching, research, and service are required.
  • Teaches classes based on qualifications and departmental needs.
  • Plans, prepares, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepares instructional materials (mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary.
  • Evaluates instructions and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance test.
  • Maintains a desirable classroom environment.
  • Instructs, manages and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods: demonstration, discussion, visual aids, etc.
  • Maintains a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up. Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned.
  • Develops and writes grants requests related to aviation.
  • Performs other appropriate university and professional services, which may include visiting secondary schools, attending national conferences, offering workshops and adjudicating. Serves on committees and attends faculty and other meeting as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with Masters degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Evidence of ABD completed degree required by start date. Subject matter knowledge and expertise in the application of best practices including, but not limited to, the following related disciplines: aviation business management, or management and operational experience in such areas as airports, airline operations, Fixed Base Operations (FBO), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commercial or corporate flight operations, air traffic control (ATC), aircraft dispatch, aviation law, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and methodology of teaching techniques.
  • Knowledge of current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policies, regulations, and procedures as related to best practices in business.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and research methodology.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content.
  • Knowledge of teaching issues, challenges and completion strategies.
  • Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.
  • Skills in assisting counselors and other department heads in maintaining an effective program.
  • Proven skills as an accomplished teacher/performer.
  • Ability to develop curriculum and teach design courses.
  • Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to communicate (written and orally) with a wide variety of students, faculty, and others.
  • Ability to harmonize instruction with standardized industry practices and department safety objectives.
  • Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students and their instruction.
  • Ability to teach college/university level aviation courses with the knowledge and skill to encourage a high degree of interactivity with students and department staff using a wide variety of methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a related field and higher education experience with online teaching preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Physical requirements include frequent standing, sitting, grasping, and fine hand manipulation with continual talking hearing, and seeing. May be required to lift up to 25 lbs.

Benefits Summary:

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC48218 Aviation Science Faculty

Open Date: 07/22/2019

Review Start Date: 08/22/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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