Assistant Professor of Aviation Technology, Air Traffic Control

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Classification:Assistant Professor (A9)
Grade:UAFT Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

This is a full-time, bipartite term faculty position in the Aviation Technology, Air Traffic Control program. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Community and Technical College (CTC) is a major center for development and delivery of career, technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska (UA), CTC has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. The UAA Aviation Technology Division (ATD), within the CTC, represents the latest in aviation education technologies in a large facility with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. The mission of the ATD is to enhance, promote, and provide quality aviation education, research and service worldwide. The ATD offers a Bachelors degree with emphasis in Air Traffic Control; Aviation Administration, or Professional Piloting. Associate degrees are offered in Air Traffic Control, Aviation Administration, Professional Piloting and Aviation Maintenance. Additionally, two Certificates are offered in Aviation Maintenance, and the ATD offers a Minor in Aviation Technology. The ATD facilities are located at Anchorage’s Merrill Field airport. The facility houses classrooms, instructional laboratories, flight operations, and flight/air traffic simulation center (which contains one of only three 360-degree simulators in the nation). The program is a member of the team chosen by the FAA for its Center of Excellence for General Aviation. The designation allows UAA to expand its general aviation safety-related research and development program. This position will support the UA bipartite mission of performing teaching, as well as university and public service.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses in Air Traffic Control, College Training Initiative program at UAA, in a manner consistent with the specific course content description(s).  The successful candidate will be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities in the area of Air Traffic Control.  Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching a variety of undergraduate courses.  Course topic areas include, but are not limited to the following: ATC Regulations; ATC Flight Procedures; Pilot/Controller Techniques; Control Tower Operations; Control Tower Operations Lab; ATC Terminal Radar Procedures; ATC Terminal Radar Procedures Lab; ATC En Route Procedures; ATC En Route Procedures Lab; and other courses depending on qualifications.  As a bipartite faculty member, the candidate will advise students and maintain records; participate in University and non-University committees, as well as serve in advisory positions.  Responsibilities also include creating functional scenarios in the various simulated air traffic environments paralleling course lectures from Control Tower Operations, ATC Terminal Radar Procedures, and ATC En Route Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Commitment to the community college mission and ability to work within the CTC, including committee work and program development, is required.  Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, assessment, and instructional technology is desired.  Evidence of professional scholarly activities, including involvement in professional organizations, grant writing, or publications is desired.  Experience leading or working in a diversified workforce in a multi-cultural setting is desired.  Evidence of additional work-related training activities, including OJTI, Facility Trainer, or STEM events is desired.

Experience:  Documented evidence of successful teaching in an Aviation area is required.  Professional management experience with airports or with the FAA is desired.

Typical Education or Training:  Earned Master's degree in Air Traffic Control, Aeronautical Science, or Education from an accredited university.  Applicants with an earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and at least five years Air Traffic Control (ATC) work experience as a certified professional controller will be considered. 
DOT/FAA Control Tower Operators Certificate or ATC ratings in Terminal Approach Control, or En Route options is required. 
Aircraft Flight Dispatcher certification is desired.

Appointment is for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, beginning in August 2018.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled; applicant screening will begin on or before February 12, 2018.


The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at

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