Aviation Instructional Faculty (Occupational)

Tucson, AZ
Post Date:
May 22, 2019
Job Status:

Posting Number 18F3H10523
Posting Title: Aviation Instructional Faculty
Position Type: Faculty-General Funding
Department: College-Wide Faculty Recruitment
Salary: $58,415- $84,705 (depending on education and experience)
Job List: External
Close Date: Friday June 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm
About Pima Community College
Pima Community College is committed to becoming a premier community college, one that is built on a foundation of student success, community engagement, and diversity. Additionally, we look forward to building our new Center of Excellence for Applied Technology which includes the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program. We hire people who:
  • set and meet high standards
  • believe in service and accountability
  • have a passion for learning
  • are creative
  • can help fulfill our mission
  • understand the first-generation college student experience
  • are knowledgeable about the challenges of underprivileged populations
  • are knowledgeable about the traditions and culture of the populations of the Southwest, including Latinos and Native Americans
  • have cultural sensitivity and understanding of needs of differently-abled, veterans, LGBTQ
Pima Community College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We value the diversity of our workforce and seek to hire and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are intentional about social justice, and addressing issues of equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity website for additional information about our commitment.
We are one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the nation, opening our doors to nearly 45,000 credit and noncredit students each year. With six campuses and more than 100 learning sites, we are a comprehensive community college, offering learners of all backgrounds and ages a variety of opportunities to meet their educational goals:
  • University transfer programs
  • Occupational education programs
  • Adult Education/HSE preparation
  • Workforce and Business Development
  • Continuing Education
The College meets the needs of the community by offering instruction when and how our students want it: evenings, weekends, year-round, in traditional classroom settings, online, in web-classroom hybrids, and in semester-long or accelerated formats. Employees can expect to participate in innovative, flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College’s vision, to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place, or distance.
Pima Community College is in Tucson, an inclusive and welcoming oasis in the Arizona desert. A cosmopolitan community just 65 miles from the Mexico border, Tucson is enriched by a tapestry of vibrant cultures. Tucson enjoys nearly 300 sunny days a year, and, as the city sits in a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges, residents can travel from the saguaro-studded desert floor to inviting pine forests in 45 minutes. With a population of about 1 million, metropolitan Tucson boasts excellent schools, hundreds of miles of hiking trails and cycling paths, affordable housing, an active LGBTQ community, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and an up-and-coming downtown. In all, Tucson is as great a place to live.
Additional information about the College may be found at www.pima.edu.
Position Summary:
Position is available beginning the 2018-19 fiscal year as a twelve-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a twelve-month academic year, July – June, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties.
Instructional Faculty – Aviation Faculty teach a variety of courses in aviation maintenance technology. The selected candidate must be an effective communicator and must be able to demonstrate the techniques required in the performance of a wide range of maintenance, inspection, and overhaul procedures on various types of aircraft and aircraft systems.
Duties and Responsibilities:
General Duties:
  • Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success
  • Use current, effective classroom management techniques
  • Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery methods
  • Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials
  • Provide academic advising
  • Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields as well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and assessment methods
  • Serve actively as a member of the department and discipline groups
  • Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational opportunities in response to community needs
  • Represent the department and/or campus on college-wide committees
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication
  • Create and maintain an inclusive environment which embraces different identities, skills and ideologies
  • Promote civility in the workplace
The ideal candidate will have knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:
  • Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the instructional needs of students, including working with accommodations and accessibility
  • Assessment instruments and their interpretation: knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction
  • Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess students' academic progress in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes
  • Teaching in traditional and non-traditional formats such as online, web-enhanced, and D2L courses: knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery
  • Techniques for academic advising: knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access those resources
  • Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity: knowledge of diverse community college student populations, and the ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning
  • Mission: appreciation for the Community College mission
  • Teaching basic operating principles of aircraft and their systems including component identification, location, function, interaction, servicing, repair, troubleshooting, overhaul, inspection, and safety
  • Proficiency in demonstrating the appropriate usage of common and specialized aviation tools
  • The use, correct interpretation, and application of technical data including manufacturer manuals, line drawings, and wiring diagrams
  • Usage and interpretation of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • The demonstration of appropriate safety practices
  • Creating a professional learning environment in both the classroom and laboratory
Job Requirements:
Minimum qualifications for faculty positions are governed by our Faculty Certification Standards. This position is in an Occupational discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:
  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant certification AND one of the following:
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in any field and 3 years of work experience as a Sheetmetal/structural repair technician OR
  • 5 year’s work experience as a Sheetmetal/ structural repair technician

Other Requirements: The selected candidate will:

  • Work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed to meet student demand
  • Possibly work at more than one Pima Community College Campus, depending on need
  • Work from ladders and scaffolds
  • Work in both inside and outside environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching aviation maintenance related courses
  • Experience with innovative teaching methodologies
  • Experience performing structural repairs on Boeing aircraft
  • Experience inspecting, repairing, and fabricating composite structures
Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at: pima.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/personnel-policy-statements/common-policy.html
Directions for Applying and other Important Information:
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or coursework completed by June 2019.
A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that applicants use an evaluation agency that is a member of NACES or AACRAO's corporate partners
Before ordering an evaluation, check with the Faculty Certification Office to confirm whether you will need to complete this step.
To submit an application you must include the documents that are listed within the application form as required.Documents listed as optional do not have to be attached in order to submit the application.Follow the directions in the application form to upload your documents.At minimum, these documents are required:
  • Resume. This should be up to date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
  • Letter of interest or cover letter. This is a description of your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. The letter should not exceed three (3) pages.
  • Diversity Statement. In one page or less, please share your experience working with diverse student populations.Please also indicate how that informs your teaching practice and/or philosophy.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts. These must be:
    • for all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application
    • egible (front and back) and show the name of the regionally accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the page(s) explaining the institution's grading system
    • attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past
The selected candidate(s) must provide Faculty Certification with official (unopened) transcripts and/or official (unopened) foreign transcript evaluation.
The selection process typically consists of one or two advisory group interview(s), a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview.
Candidates invited to the interview process will be chosen from those who most closely meet the stated requirements. Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Rosa Valenzuela at (520) 206-4603 or rovalenzuela@pima.edu. Hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contacthttp://www.pima.edu/pima-jobs/contact-us.html
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Rosa Valenzuela
Phone: (520) 206-4603

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