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in that category.
Online Chair (Aviation)
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Job Summary/Basic Function
Liberty University was founded in 1971 as a university committed to
a Christian Worldview and ‘training champions for Christ.’
Candidates must demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be
actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify
with and affirm the Liberty University shared Statement of Faith.
Liberty University Online School of Aeronautics is seeking an
exceptional person to fill the role of Online Chair (Aviation) for
online programs. This position requires residence in the Lynchburg,
Virginia area. Become a member of our dynamic team as we prepare
students to successfully lead with integrity. The Online Chair
(Aviation) is an important team member with broad administrative
oversight of flight training operations, online faculty, students,
curriculum, and policy. Duties include handling difficult
situations, student appeals, FAA Part 141 curriculum assessment and
instruction of online classes and to remain personally involved in
area of discipline.
The Online Chair is in the School of Aeronautics Online and reports
to the Online Dean of the School of Aeronautics Online. The Online
Chair will oversee the FAA Part 141 Flight program. The Online
Chair will maintain CFI / ATP flight credentials and comply with
· Manages the FAA Part 141 Flight program, coordinate activities to
remain in compliance with all FAA regulations, Veteran enrollment
and financial compliances
· Manages department/division human, material, and non‐personnel
· Seeks collaborative opportunities for the academic unit
· Supervises the establishment of unit goals and demonstrates
commitment to improvement
· Leads and supports faculty and staff, including encouraging
· Works with unit to develop and maintain unit standards of
· Promotes respectful and ethical climate at all levels of the
· Ability to work in a diverse population of staff, faculty,
constituents, and students.
- Required to travel
- Frequently required to sit for extended periods to perform
deskwork or type on a keyboard.
- Regularly required to hear and speak effectively to communicate
- Occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb stairs to move
about the building.
- Handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop to conduct
- Regularly lift 10 or fewer pounds.
· A master’s degree in Aviation from a regionally accredited body
through Commission on Colleges.
· Current Certified Flight Instructor or ATP with collegiate flight
· At least 5 years of experience as a flight school manager, FAA
Part 141 Chief Instructor, or equivalent.
· Ability to evaluate student skills at appropriate training
· Aircraft piloting skills, including familiarity with and ability
to perform required flight maneuvers and procedures.
· Knowledge of and ability to apply effective instructional
technique in the classroom and in flight.
· Knowledge of appropriate regulatory requirements ( FAA, VA, SACS,
Department of Education).
Extensive collegiate flight training experience in a leadership
40 hours a week
Required to Travel
Special Instructions for Applicants
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- LBTS Doctrinal Statement (For Seminary Faculty ONLY)
- Teaching Philosophy
- Pastoral Reference Letter
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
- Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
- Unofficial Transcript 1
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Professional License(s)
- Career Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Other Document
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