Preceptor Adjunct: Simulations Trainer Labor Pool

Preceptor Adjunct: Simulations Trainer Labor Pool

  • 524935
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Temporary
  • Adjunct Faculty Non Credit
  • UAA Community & Technical College

The Preceptor Adjunct: Simulations Trainer Labor Pool is a departmentally administered labor pool serving the purposes of the UAA Aviation Technology Division (ATD) Simulations Unit. All Preceptor Adjunct: Simulations Trainer hires will be managed from this pool of applicants.

A Preceptor Adjunct: Simulations Trainer (PAST) is responsible for providing introductory, non-recorded demonstration flights to beginning and intermediate students exclusively using UAA Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and simulators. A PAST must be able to communicate effectively using the English language and possess appropriate knowledge of aviation, flight procedures, technical flying skills (simulated) and general aircraft systems. A PAST is NOT required to maintain a current FAA medical certificate nor operate actual aircraft as part of their duties.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

a) Conduct introductory demonstration flights for UAA students enrolled in Private Pilot Ground School and/or Instrument Ground School using FTD/simulations equipment.

b) Maintain student training records as required by the ATD.

c) Maintain a safe training environment acceptable to the ATD.

d) Supervise student FTD operations to ensure safety and compliance with UAA and ATD policies and procedures.

e) Provide simulation demonstrations/trainings for external groups, as arranged by the Sim Center Coordinator and/or ATD Director.

f) Assist the ATD Simulations Center unit with simulations operations for contracts with external user groups, as arranged by Sim Center Coordinator and/or ATD Director.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: All successful Preceptor Adjunct: Simulations Trainer candidates will meet the following criteria:

a) Hold a current FAA Basic Ground Instructor certificate and any FAA pilot certificate with an instrument rating.
b) Have the skills and abilities needed to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience levels.
c) Have the knowledge, skill, and ability to effectively evaluate a student's learning progress based upon established standards of performance relative to the student's experience and stage of development. Preferred Experience & Education:
Although not required, experience using and instructing with varied flight simulators and training devices (FTDs) is strongly preferred.

Associate or Bachelor's degree in an aviation-related or other technical field from an accredited post-secondary institution highly desirable.

14 CFR Part 141 experience.
Required Experience & Education:

Successful candidate(s) must hold a current FAA Basic Ground Instructor certificate and any FAA pilot certificate with an instrument rating.

Salary Information:

This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary faculty (adjunct) position. $23.03/hour.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling, as-needed basis until a successful candidate is identified. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*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 AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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 Bryan Coffey, Simulations Center Specialist, at bkcoffey@alaska.edu.

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