Assistant or Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Technology

Assistant or Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Technology

  • 527268
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAA Community & Technical College

The University of Alaska Anchorage places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. UAA is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

The Aviation Technology Division has educated thousands of aviation industry professionals and offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Professional Pilot, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and Air Traffic Control in addition to a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management. The division’s maintenance training center and all of the aviation classes are located on Merrill Field, one of the busiest General Aviation airports in the nation, boosting 144,892 flight operations.

As an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Aviation Technology Division you will teach undergraduate courses in an FAA-approved Part 147 aviation maintenance technology program including aviation management and be expected to contribute to the development and expansion of the aviation programs.

To thrive in this role, candidates must have experience working with diverse students, supporting student retention, and assisting students in achieving academic and professional success. Additionally, it is essential that faculty have the necessary aviation experience and credentials required for the position. Individuals who are self-motivated, safety conscious, student-centered, and believe in excellence through collaboration, adaptability, and creativity will flourish within UAA's Aviation Technology Division.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology/Management; Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering/Engineering Technology/Technology; Career and Technical/Vocational Education; or equivalent OR an Associate Degree and three years of professional aviation maintenance experience.

Minimum 2 years full-time equivalent teaching OR a combination of 1 year full-time equivalent teaching plus 2 years of full-time equivalent of maintaining type certified aircraft is required.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Aviation Technology Complex on Merrill Field Airport, approximately two miles north of the UAA campus, in Anchorage, AK. Flexible in-person and online teaching schedules may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month base faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, faculty time off, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, you must apply by March 31, 2024. 

Please attach the following to your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Three (3) professional references


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Fred Dyen, Assistant Dean of the Aviation Technology Division, at

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