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Assistant Professor of Aviation

Central Oregon Community College
Bend, Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Job Details

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Aviation

Classification Title
Full-Time Faculty

Grade Level
Assistant Professor

Starting Wage/Salary
$60,950 - $70,947 plus exceptional benefits for September - June. Additonally, faculty should anticipate Summer quarter assignments, typically paid $10,000 over July and August.

Close Date

Position Type/Employee Class
Full-Time Faculty


Contract Months

Overtime Eligible


Hybrid Remote Work Eligible?

Exceptional COCC Benefits Summary


Primary Purpose

The Assistant Professor provides instruction to students in the Aviation program, develops curriculum, assesses student learning, and provides student advising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide instruction in area of discipline, using approved course outcome guides. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses, online or remotely.
  • Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up.
  • Hold at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
  • Participate in department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review.
  • Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the field, and maintain current credentials or licensures as required by the program.
  • Participate in service to the college. This may include participating in College committees, taskforces, peer teams, or other activities.
  • Provide meaningful, professional service to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations.
  • Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Department Specific
  • Provide academic instruction in the area of aviation, emphasis on fixed and rotor wing (see COCC web site for course descriptions). Full-time classroom teaching requires 45 load units per year, involving 12-40 students per class, approximately 3-4 classes per term. It also includes providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day, evening, occasional weekends and/or summers, both on and off campus.
  • As part of the Aviation team of full-time, tenure track instructors, assist in recruiting students, field inquiries, take prospective students on tours of the Bend airport facilities, and work with the aircraft contractors. Additionally, continuous interaction with the aircraft lessors for purposes of tracking student progress, and monitoring the quality of aircraft availability/ quality is essential for sustainable success of the program.
  • Familiarity with COCC simulator operations, including training of new instructors on simulator policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.
  • Thorough knowledge in the field of taught discipline and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
  • Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
  • Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
  • Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.
  • Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
  • Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
  • Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.
Ergonomic Requirements

Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. Travel throughout the College district as needed. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or credential appropriate in the field of primary teaching assignment; or instructor has a minimum of 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) of credit in the field of the primary teaching assignment.

  • One-year Relevant experience working in the field of aviation, such as extensive piloting in commercial or military aviation environment.

Special Qualifications:
  • 100 hours of flight and/or simulator time within the past 12 months.
  • Evidence of excellence, or promise of excellence, in instruction, minimum of 1,000 hours of aviation instruction.
  • Current FAA flight review.

  • Current FAA certified flight instructor ( CFI ) and medical certificate required.
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor with instrument ( CFII ), multiengine ( MEI ), Airline Transport ( ATP ), Advanced Ground Instructor ( AGI ), and Instrument Ground Instructor ratings.
Equivalency Statement

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent level of practical experience.

  • Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicle experience.
EEO Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Professional Certification or License (not a degree)
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree In Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Explain how you meet the three special qualifications listed in Minimum Requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess the listed certifications?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  5. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. In support of COCC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, bilingual fluency in English and another language is considered a plus: Please list any languages other than English in which you are fluent (read and write)

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans' preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and 215 (215 if applicable) or certification that you expect to be honorably discharged from the military within 120 days of certifying veteran status as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document(s) in the next step of this application process.
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  9. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * The College recognizes the value of skills, knowledge, and experience gained outside of formal education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum education and/or experience requirements but possess other qualifications or experience they feel are equivalent are encouraged to apply. Check the applicable box(es) below and explain in the next question why your feel your education/experience should be considered equivalent.
    • I meet all minimum requirements (education and experience) listed for this position.
    • I do not meet the minimum education degree requirement(s). For example, the position requires a Bachelor's degree, I have an Associate's degree.
    • My degree is not in the required stated area(s). For example, the position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, I have a Bachelor's degree in another area.
    • I have less than the minimum years' experience in the area(s) required.
  11. * As a follow up to the previous question, explain how your education/experience should be considered equivalent to the minimum requirements. If you feel you meet all the stated minimum requirements, please put N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. US Military DD 214
  3. License or Certification


About COCC:
Central Oregon Community College is a public, open door community college, offering lower-division transfer programs, career and technical education, and community education, as well as specialized training for business and industry. The College serves a large geographic area, including small towns, rural areas, and moderately-sized cities, with a total district population of about 140,000. COCC emphasizes quality education and access to opportunity for adult learners, serving approximately 10,000 credit students out of 18,000 total students annually, with an average student age of 28 years. The College's faculty are a committed, professional group of educators, highly qualified in their teaching fields, dedicated to serving their students and their communities.

COCC’s Mission:
Central Oregon Community College empowers students and engages communities through high-quality, equitable and accessible lifelong education. 

At Central Oregon Community College, we are committed to fostering a culture of excellence in education that empowers all members of our communities to reach their full potential. We strive to promote equity, inclusion and sustainability in all aspects of our College, ensuring every student has access to needed resources and supports. By providing high-quality education and building strong community partnerships, we prepare our students to excel in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to the workforce needs of our region. 

Diversity and Inclusion:
Central Oregon Community College believes that diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs enrich the learning experience of our campus. As a result, we are committed to providing work and learning environments that respect and educate about cultural differences. Our success in this endeavor relies on our ability to recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff, and by creating a respectful and inclusive campus community. All members of the College share in the responsibility to foster a climate that of mutual respect and caring.

Why Central Oregon:
Enjoy a career in Bend, Oregon, an exceptionally attractive location on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountain Range, with spectacular views and easy access to mountain lakes, scenic rivers and forested wilderness areas. The sunny high desert climate is ideal for outdoor activities, and the region's tourist industry provides excellent recreational opportunities, including a major ski resort at Mt. Bachelor. The area supports a growing population, with a strong, diversifying economic base, and provides high-quality services, particularly in health care and education.


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