Aviation Maintenance Instructor - Tenure Track

Spokane Falls Community College

United States

October 18, 2021


Aviation Maintenance Instructor - Tenure Track


$60,647.00 Annually


Spokane, WA

Job Type



SCC Technical Education

Job Number



10/25/2021 4:00 PM Pacific

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    CCS District Equity Statement CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

    Spokane Community College (SCC) is a beautiful campus set along the Spokane River and near the urban city center of Spokane. Spokane is a mid-sized city in the inland Pacific Northwest with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. In addition to the 148-acre main campus in Spokane, SCC serves over 10,000 square miles in eastern Washington including educational centers in Colville, Newport, Inchelium, and Republic. More information about relocating to/living in Spokane is available here: https:// ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/Relocation-and-Living-in-Spokane.

    SCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane. Serving about 22,000 students, SCC is an educational leader and responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. Offering state-of-the-art career technical programs (approximately 50% of total enrollment) as well as liberal arts/transfer programs (about 25%) and basic education for adults (about 25%), SCC's comprehensive opportunities transform lives and enrich our communities. As a college we are collectively committed to the work that embraces diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion and global awareness at every level of our college.

    Spokane Community College seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this tenure track position.


  • Prepares for and instructs, through traditional classroom, laboratory, clinical and distance education modes, in the discipline of Aviation Maintenance; Assignments may be at off-campus centers and may also include evening and/or weekend classes.
  • Provides availability and accessibility to students for purpose of academic consulting and support, in a manner appropriate to meet student needs, through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail accessibility or other effective means of responsive and timely communication.
  • Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
  • Participates in district, division, department, or general faculty meetings; in-service training; curriculum development; academic consulting; workshops or seminars. service on district or college councils or committees, or other activities within the scope of the position.
  • Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety and health issues and related administrative processes.
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions.
  • Complies with district policy, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform all related duties as required.
  • In addition, faculty may:
  • Instruct courses in related disciplines based upon individual qualifications and expertise.
  • Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students.
  • Advise student clubs or associations.

    REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and with other faculty and administration.
  • Understanding of the community college mission and philosophy.
  • Current/valid Federal Aviation Administration Airframe license/certification.
  • Current/valid Federal Aviation Administration Powerplant license/certificate.
  • Three years of full-time work experience in aviation maintenance or three years of teaching experience in aviation maintenance.
  • PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

  • Teaching experience (could include workshops, seminars, one-on-one mentorship, etc.)
  • Development, evaluation and revision of training materials.
  • Demonstrated involvement in process improvement, developing new processes and technology in the field.
  • Associate's degree in Aviation Maintenance.
  • Five or more years of recent experience in Aviation Maintenance.
  • Turbine engine maintenance experience.
  • Transport category (heavy) aviation maintenance experience.
  • Federal Aviation Administration Inspection Authorization license/certificate.
  • Avionics maintenance experience.
  • Private Pilot license.


    This is a full-time, tenure track position with an entry level base salary of $60,647 - $64,587 for a 175-day contract.

    Faculty have potential to earn up to $121,561 (average annual salary paid to our 20 highest earning faculty during FY2018/19). FY 2018/19 average annual faculty salary (all faculty) was $76,425. Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).

    Total compensation : $77,054 - $81,347. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base salary, current CCS benefit contribution rates and median retirement contributions.

    CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Academic employees are represented by the Association of Higher Education (AHE), which is affiliated with NEA and WEA. AHE membership or payment of representation fee is required. Anticipated date of employment is 4th January 2022 .

    Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug- free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.

    Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.

    Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a medical accommodation or Grace.Leaf@ccs.spokane.edu if you need information on a religious exemption.


  • Work requires long periods of standing and walking.
  • Work is commonly performed outdoors in uncontrolled elements.
  • Work is equally performed in indoor temperature-controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
  • Work is active in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Work directly with students/clients.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Work in an environment of frequent interruptions and distractions.
  • Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Operates and controls movement of power tools and/or large mechanized, powered and non-powered equipment.
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
  • Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.
  • Respiratory equipment used that may require adherence to applicable safety rules and standards.

  • Full-time schedule (9 months, 35 hours a week)

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Criminal history/child abuse information check at employment.
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • Criminal background check required.

    To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Comprehensive resume.
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
  • NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at CCS.recruiter@ccs.spokane.edu

    Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

    Native Land Acknowledgement We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

    We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.

    This is an annually contracted (either tenure track or annualized) position. Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; TIAA-Cref retirement plan; leave accruals and usage are governed by the faculty master contract.


    Do you have a current Federal Aviation Administration Airframe license/certification?

  • Yes
  • No
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    Do you have a current Federal Aviation Administration Power Plant license/certification?

  • Yes
  • No
  • 03

    How much experience do you have in aviation maintenance?

  • Less than one year
  • One to three years
  • Three or more years
  • 04

    How much experience do you have in teaching aviation maintenance?

  • Less than one year
  • One to three years
  • Three or more years
  • 05

    How much experience do you have in turbine engine maintenance?

  • Less than one year
  • One to three years
  • Three or more years
  • 06

    Do you have experience in developing, evaluating, and/or revising instructional curriculum and training materials?

  • Yes
  • No
  • 07

    Do you have experience with computer-based learning programs, such as Angel, Blackboard, Canvas or Microsoft Power Point?

  • Yes
  • No
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