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Instructor, Aviation Systems Technology (A&P) - Adjunct

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on June 8, 2020

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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach Aviation Systems Technology courses within the department according to the approved Part 147 manual. Faculty will also be responsible for collaborating with business and industry partners to provide necessary training and education. The faculty member must be able to demonstrate correct operation and supervise operation in all or most of the following areas listed: Flight Controls/Rigging, Landing Gear Systems, Engine Systems, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electrical Power Generation, Instrument Systems, Navigation/Communication Systems, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Composites, FARs, Forms/Records, and Welding. The individual must meet Transportation Security Administration (TSA) badging requirements to function in the Airport Operating Area at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport.

Duties/Functions

Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• Developing learner centered lesson plans
• Employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• Incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• Creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• Preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• Conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• Participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• Participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• Maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• Providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• Maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
• Complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• Addressing student concerns in a timely manner
• Promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• Referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain student records.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required

-Associate’s degree in Aviation Systems or Aviation Technology from a regionally accredited college/university.

-Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanics Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings

Education Preferred

-Bachelor’s degree in Aviation from a regionally accredited college/university
-Non-Destructive Testing and Composite Repair Certification

Experience Required

-Three years documented experience in the aviation industry

Experience Preferred

-More than three years documented experience in the aviation industry.

-Post-secondary teaching experience and/or industry training experience in Aviation Systems Technology

-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:

1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements Physical Demands

1. May include teaching day and evening and/or weekend hours.
2. Physical Requirements
a. Lifting, Carrying over 50 pounds.
b. May require extended time standing and walking in the lab/hangar environment
c. Requires ability to qualify on and operate equipment and machinery related to the program.
d. Requires the ability to complete comprehensive testing in the skill areas to be taught

Posting Type Adjunct Faculty