Aviation Instructional Faculty (Avionics)

Pima Community College
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The position is available beginning the 2020-21 academic year as a twelve-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a twelve-month academic year, July #8211; June, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties.Instructional Faculty #8211; 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.BenefitsPlease refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at: pima.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/personnel-policy-statements/common-policy.htmlDuties and ResponsibilitiesGeneral 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

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesThe College places a premium on candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and an openness to new approaches and professional growth. We recognize that our faculty body is strengthened by a cross-sectional breadth of experience.

  • Current issues, trends, advances, research, and practices impacting the discipline
  • 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

Job RequirementsMinimum 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:

Academic Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field and 3 years of avionics work experience OR

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of avionics work experience

The selected candidate will:

  • Work a flexible schedule including afternoons and evenings as needed to meet student demand
  • Possibly work at more than one Pima Community College Campus, depending on need
  • Teach in multiple modalities, including in- person, online, and hybrid

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching online courses and/or alternative instructional formats
  • Experience using a Learning Management System, preferably D2L Brightspace
  • Experience with innovative teaching methodologies
First posted: 
9/24/2020 7:48:40 PM

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