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Instructor (Aviation Mechanic) Program Director

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: salary commensurate with experience up to $106,000

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Various Locations

Brief Description of Duties

The Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor serves as Program Director and faculty member for the four-semester FAA Aviation Maintenance Technology Certification program. The individual reports to the Division Director for Math, IT and Engineering. All courses are held at the Airport location, 2801 Thomas Ave Hanger #2, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC 20001. However, there may be times the individual could be expected to teach at another location. This is a regular full-time position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides administrative/management oversight of the Aviation Maintenance program.
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with FAA regulations, including updates of curriculum guide and operations manual; meets with FAA officials on an as-needed basis or when required by the federal agency.
  • Teaches related courses.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of full and part- time faculty.
  • Supervises full and part-time faculty and assigns courses to instructors each semester and summer session.
  • Flexibility to teach in the day; evening courses may be offered.
  • Participates in curriculum development and revision to ensure course material is up-to-date and reflects changes in the professional field, per FAA standards.
  • Ensures instructional materials, including engines and other hardware, are well-maintained and operational.
  • Ensures Hanger #2 facilities are clean and well-maintained.
  • Provides inputs into the recommendation and the selection of textbooks.
  • Familiarity with and conducts assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
  • Assists with the advising of student majors.
  • Answers student inquiries (emails and voice mail messages) in a timely manner.
  • Conducts inventory of instructional materials once per semester.
  • Ensures students always conduct themselves in a professional manner and complies with FAA and College policies.
  • Serves on at least one College-wide committee.
  • As assigned by the Division Director.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Must have a current FAA certification in Aviation Maintenance and preferably three or more years of professional experience in the field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in this or a related field is preferred; but consideration for Assistance Professor, a Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • At least three or more years of experience teaching, the subject matter is preferable.
A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B ). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

T he University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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