Assistant Professor of Aviation Maintenance Technology

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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:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Community and Technical College (CTC) is a major center for development and delivery of career, technical, community, workforce and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska (UA), CTC is committed to innovation and flexibility ensuring high quality education and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education leading to a life-long 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 Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Aviation Administration or Professional Piloting as well as Associate degrees in Aviation Maintenance, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Administration, and Professional Piloting. Additionally, two Undergraduate Certificates are offered in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program and the division offers a Minor in Aviation Technology. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program has always been a leader in quality maintenance education. Recent equipment improvements have enhanced that quality to position the program for the next decade and beyond. New acquisitions include a Boeing 727 with ground handling equipment, multiengine turboprop aircraft, nondestructive inspection equipment, electronics test equipment, as well as turbine and reciprocating engine test stands. This equipment combined with multimedia classrooms, electronic documentation and tool control capability positions the AMT program to prepare students for the future of aviation maintenance. The AMT program is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill a full time, term faculty position. The workload for this position is bipartite to include teaching and service.


100%The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses in the AMT program at UAA, in compliance with the FAA approved FAR Part 147 curriculum. Incumbent will be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities in aviation maintenance. The primary responsibility for this position is teaching a variety of undergraduate courses. Course subject areas may be any subject within FAR Part 147 Appendix B, C and D depending on program needs and faculty qualifications. Additional responsibilities include providing service to the program, division, college and community. As a faculty member, the candidate will be active in program issues/decisions/improvements, advising students, gathering program/industry data, FAA compliance and maintaining required records. Ultimately, a commitment to student development, teaching excellence, program improvement and regulatory compliance is the goal of the faculty within AMT. Instructional Component: •Teaching up to a maximum of 29 credit hours of courses (including labs) during the academic year. •Ensure the proper delivery of the FAA approved curriculum. •Participate in program instructional evaluation and improvement. •Ensure safe practices are followed in labs, with tool usage and the handling of hazards materials. •Develop and design laboratory projects. •Maintaining FAA compliant records and documentation. •Student advising and career guidance. Service Component: •Laboratory equipment maintenance, upgrade and development. •Laboratory upkeep and upgrade. •AMT program meetings and projects to include, but not limited to: ◦Student data gathering and analysis. ◦Assessment data gathering and analysis. ◦Accreditation data gathering and reports. ◦Program needs assessment, justification and reporting. ◦Program advocacy, internal and external. •Service to the: ◦ATD. ◦CTC. ◦aviation community.Essential

The AMT program is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill a full time, term faculty position. The workload for this position is bipartite to include teaching and service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for this Position:

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics certificate.
  • Competence with computer hardware, programs (e.g. word processor, spreadsheet, database) and internet resources common to the field and education.
  • Competence with hardware, tools and equipment common to the field.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and cooperation skills.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development, continued learning, integration of new technology and current pedagogy.


Typical Education or Training Required for this Position:

  • A minimum of an earned Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Science, Education or comparable degree from an accredited university.


Length of Time and Type of Experience Required for this Position:

  • Minimum 2 years full time equivalent teaching or a combination of 1 year full time equivalent teaching plus 2 years full time equivalent aviation maintenance, engineering technology or engineering industry experience is required.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities for this Position:

  • Earned Master's degree in a discipline shown above from an accredited university strongly preferred.
  • Inspection Authorization.
  • Experience with online course information systems.
  • Experience with curriculum development, FAR 147 curriculum requirements, 4-year program development & delivery.
  • Specialized field experience or education; such as NDI, composites, electronics, structural repair, etc.
  • Evidence indicating successful partnership skills and experience maintaining partnerships with commercial, private and public agencies and organizations, including advisory boards.
  • Evidence of professional scholarly activities, including involvement in professional organizations, grant writing, and/or publications.
  • Familiarity with accreditation procedures and national standards for the discipline.
  • Familiarity with the aviation education considerations and needs in Alaska and beyond.
  • Experience leading or working in a diversified workforce in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Evidence supporting a commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the Community and Technical College mission.

Application materials:

Please provide the following when submitting your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or Vita
  • A Statement of Your Philosophy of Teaching
  • 3 Professional References (to include contact phone numbers and email addresses)

Upon hire, the successful applicant will need to provide a copy of their official transcripts and FAA certifications.


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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