UAF Community & Technical College - Term Instructor for Aviation

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Classification:Term Instructor
Grade:UNAC Grade 40
Work type:Faculty Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking a Term Instructor to join the growing Aviation Department. The successful candidate will teach a variety of aviation maintenance technology courses meeting certificate and degree requirements of the program, assist in developing and implementing new curriculum models to expand alternatives for aviation maintenance technician training, assist in curriculum development, provide academic advising, and support the University of Alaska Fairbanks CTC's bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service.


100- Teaching courses for the Aviation Maintenance program. - Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. - Additional duties include course revision, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, development of web-based courses for distance delivery, academic advising, program development, community service, fostering relationships within the Fairbanks aviation community, and involvement on advisory, faculty governance and/or search committees.Essential


Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students and ability to work as a team player.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:
Basic computer competency.
Demonstrated oral/written communication and presentation skills.
Ability to teach vocational theory and skills to aviation maintenance students.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of maintenance and repairs of certificated aircraft under Federal Aviation Regulations.
Ability to work effectively with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ability maintain safety in program delivery and in the Aviation facility.


Extensive experience, under the Federal Aviation Regulations, in maintaining a variety (types and categories) of type certificated aircraft in a wide variety of subject areas


Current (FAR 65.83) Federal Aviation Administration Mechanic's Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings.
Eligible for inspection authorization under FAR 65.91.

Although not required for this position, the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities are preferred:
   - Experience and/or training as an instructor
   - Graduate of FAR Part 147 A&P school
   - Associates degree or higher in aviation maintenance or related field
   - Demonstrated ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with the FAA and aviation community
   - Involvement in aviation community activities
   - Familiarity with Alaskan aviation
   - Experience with rural Alaska and diverse cultures and learning skills
   - Pilot certificate
   - Other FAA certificates
   - Experience working under several parts of the FAR's, such as Part 91, Part 121, Part 135, etc
   - Experience working on a variety of aircraft, such as large aircraft, small aircraft, helicopters, etc.

UAF CTC offers 40 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational endorsements at 9 locations throughout Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley of Interior Alaska. UAF CTC is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workforce development to meet the needs of the region and the state. UAF CTC's programs also provide students with the academic framework to help them achieve their higher education goals, whether it is to complete and associate of arts degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program.

UAF CTC employs a diverse population of approximately 30 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 30. Approximately 3000 students attend UAF CTC. They are culturally diverse and include many non-traditional students and students from the military community.  

Please attach the following to complete your application:
Resume or Vita
Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position
3 professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, address and contact phone number. 

Finalists for this position may be asked to present a 15 minute classroom lecture pertaining to an Aviation Maintenance topic (to be determined by search committee).

You may attach supplemental documents as additional information to support your application as well.  Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a portfolio of work documenting their teaching and/or industry experience. 

This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on Sept 8, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 8/7/2020.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position:

This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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