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FT Instructor of Professional Flight

Cochise College
Douglas, Arizona
$65,067 to $92,797 - This salary includes an Impact Stipend of $10,000
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary: The Instructor of Professional Flight is responsible for flight and ground instruction in various courses ranging from Private Pilot through Certified Flight Instructor. Full time aviation faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality instruction for a diverse student population and performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college and the Aviation Department. 

Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.

Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:

Teaches assigned Professional Flight and ground courses and associated labs in accordance with the college’s workload policy; maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner

May develop new courses, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories and course procedure sheets for Professional Flight courses; assists with the preparation of course proposals, curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs

Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful Professional Flight Instruction program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality

Participates in Professional Flight Instruction course scheduling, department, division and college meetings; serves on college committees as assigned

Performs other related duties as assigned

General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Associates degree in a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education

Current certified Flight Instructor ASE with Instrument instructor rating

Current FAA 1st or 2nd Class Medical

Current Flight Review and recent flight experience (within the past 6  mo)

Two years’ flight instruction experience

Preference may be given to the following individuals:

  • Prior flight instruction experience in a 14 CFR Part 141 Flight school Meet the FAA Part 141 experience requirements for Asst. Chief Instructor Flight Instructor AME certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures

Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting the Professional Flight program

Knowledge of curriculum and program development

Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods

Skill in current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications

Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds

Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress

Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services

Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations

Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail

Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner

Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information

Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public

Work Environment: Work is primarily performed under general supervision in a typical classroom, laboratory, hangar, and cockpit or airport runway setting with varied climate conditions. Work includes exposure to mechanical, chemical and hazards associated with aircraft operation and flight.

Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, fine and large motor skills, ability to communicate. Work requires travel and may include working evenings and weekends.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting majority of time; walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met

Mental Application:  Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills are important

Reports to: Director of Aviation Programs


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