Assistant Professor (Airframe and Powerplant) Department of Aviation Technologies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The College of Applied Sciences and Arts (ASA) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking eligible applicants for the above anticipated position beginning Fall 2020, or until suitably qualified individuals are found. This is a nine-month, continuing appointment which may lead to tenure. This position will support the baccalaureate degree in Aviation Technologies developed to prepare aviation technicians with advanced technical skills.
Earned master’s degree, required by time of appointment, and minimum professional experience of three years full-time employment in aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance, repair or installation, aircraft/engine manufacturing or product support environment. Valid FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings. One earned degree in an aviation or related discipline.
Earned doctorate. Successful post-secondary teaching experience in aircraft maintenance and/or product support. Demonstrated history of scholarly productivity in Aviation Technologies or related fields. FAA Mechanic Certificate obtained as the result of completing an FAA-approved Part 147 curriculum.
Primary teaching responsibilities will include instruction in the undergraduate Aviation Technologies baccalaureate program which is also an FAA-approved Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant program. Participation in program/department support activities and service on committees at various levels is required. It is expected that the successful candidate will identify and develop an area of personal research interest resulting in scholarly productivity consistent with the applied research goals of the College and University. The individual will engage in scholarly activities and professional service related to the aviation discipline. Service which enriches the community, College and University is also expected, as is fulfillment of other assignments as may be required.
The Department of Aviation Technologies, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is nationally recognized, FAA approved, and offers a comprehensive baccalaureate degree program. Carbondale is located 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri, and is adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest, many clean lakes and some of the most picturesque terrain in Illinois. Additional information regarding the Aviation Technologies Program is available at https://aviation.siu.edu/
Application Deadline: December 2, 2019, or until suitable applicants are found.
To apply: Send letter of application specifying the position to which application is being made and including research interests, current resume or vitae, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to:
Michael Burgener, Chair
Department of Aviation Technologies
SI Airport, Mail Code 6816
545 N. Airport Rd., TEC
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Electronic Submissions preferred.
Minneapolis College is seeking a temporary, part-time instructor in the Aircraft Maintenance Technician ACTM Department within the School of Trade Technologies. This is an opportunity for a faculty appointment during Spring Semester of the 2019-2020 academic year that may be renewed by semester at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Trade Technologies. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Teach a part-time (10-13 credits per semester) load of college-level courses in the Aircraft Maintenance Technician (ACMT) Department of the College’s School of Trade Technologies.
• Teach and test skills in both lecture and laboratory settings.
• Teach morning and afternoon courses.
• Develop and revise courses and instructional materials for both lecture and laboratory courses.
• Provide quality instruction and services to a very diverse student population
• Assess student outcomes at the course, department, and college levels.
• Utilize campus technology to stay current in the aviation maintenance technician profession and connect to faculty, staff, and students.
• Participate actively in ACMT Department and School of Trade Technologies meetings, coordination activities, and College-wide committees.
• Establish, cultivate, and maintain collegial and cooperative work relationships with colleagues in the Department, Department academic advisors, administrators, support staff, and all College personnel.
• Participate in ongoing professional development activities and professional association memberships.
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Aviation Instructional Faculty (Occupational)
Faculty - General Funding
College-wide Faculty Recruitment
$59,291 - $85,976 (Based on education and experience)
October 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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.
Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty qualification 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:
· Experience using a Learning Management System, preferably D2L Brightspace
The Chairperson of the Department of Aviation Sciences is the chief academic officer of the faculty assigned to the department. As such, the chair plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the department in consultation with the department faculty, and the Dean of the College of Aviation. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Aviation and works closely with the college’s Executive Director of Flight Operations, and the Associate Dean of Research.
The college seeks an individual who can bring vision and dynamism to the development and delivery of the department programs, advance research and professional practice of the faculty, and work constructively with faculty and others to continuously improve the quality of department and college programs.
Responsibilities The chair is responsible for all aspects of academic planning and operations, including: • Administrator to the faculty of the department • Oversight of department academic programming • Functional supervision of the College of Aviation Advising office • Serve as college representative to the Organization of Chairs, Heads, and Directors (OCHAD) Executive Committee • Promoting faculty research through assistance with grant writing, direct and indirect support, and other incentives • Enabling communications between and with students, staff and faculty • Responsible for oversight of the departmental budget • Handling department personnel matters including conducting annual faculty reviews • Developing and enhancing educational partnerships such as community college articulation agreements • Enabling professional and community services using department resources
Education An earned master’s degree with aviation industry-related experience (business, education, military) is required. An earned doctorate is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications • A distinguished record of performance in teaching in higher education, and professional service, which will establish eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor. • Demonstrated record of performance in research. • Demonstrated success in an educational administrative role or evidence of potential to perform administrative roles and functions in an exemplary manner in the academic environment. • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to cultural diversity at all levels of education. • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a vision, which is in harmony with the college's mission and attuned to national trends in the aviation industry in order to ensure the reputation of quality education in College of Aviation programs. • A record of fiscal management abilities through direct budget management and procurement of critical financial resources, including grants, contracts and private support. • Evidence of commitment to faculty involvement in departmental self-governance. • Demonstrated ability to develop coalitions and partnerships in the university, in business/industry and enhance collaboration in the local community. • The ability to serve as a strong advocate for the department and College to both internal and external constituents. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Overall, the successful candidate will be a dynamic, energetic educational leader who can facilitate and motivate diverse internal and external groups to the benefit of the College of Aviation within the broader context of the University.
Compensation is commensurate with background and experience. The position is a continuing appointment, subject to annual reviews.
Additional information about the college is available on the College of Aviation website: www.wmich.edu/aviation. Addition information about Western Michigan University is available on the WMU website: www.wmich.edu.
This position may be viewed and application made using the Western Michigan University Applicant site, posting #0605132
Screening of applications will begin September 2019, and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.
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