Aviation- Instructional Faculty (Occupational)
Posting Number: 21F3H11533
Position Type: Faculty - General Funding
Salary: $61,082-$88,573 (based on education and experience)
Job List: External
Close Date: October 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
About Pima Community College
Pima Community College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and
social justice. We value the diversity of our workforce and seek to hire and
support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and
inclusion. We are intentional about social justice, and addressing issues of
equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and environmental
inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity website for additional
information about our commitment.
About the Department
The Aviation Department is housed at the Aviation Technology Center of
Excellence located just west of Tucson International Airport. The #1 goal of
Aviation faculty and staff is to provide world-class service and training to
our diverse student body. We currently offer training for aspiring Airframe
and Powerplant mechanics, Avionics Technicians, and Structural Repair
technicians; and have plans to expand program offerings in the areas of
Nondestructive Testing, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Professional Pilot
About the Position
The position is available beginning spring 2022 as a twelve-month contract.
Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a twelve-month academic year, July
– June, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties. Aviation Faculty
teach a variety of courses in aviation maintenance technology. The selected
candidate must be an effective communicator and must be able to demonstrate
the techniques required in the performance of a wide range of maintenance,
inspection, and overhaul procedures on various types of aircraft and aircraft
Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the
section Benefits at: pima.edu/administrative-services/human-
Duties and Responsibilities
Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve
Use current, effective classroom management techniques
Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning
Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level
Evaluate student performance
Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery methods
Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials
Provide academic advising
Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields as well as in
teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and assessment methods
Serve actively as a member of the department and discipline groups
Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational
opportunities in response to community needs
Represent the department and/or campus on college-wide committees
Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and utilize a
collegial style in all forms of communication
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The College places a premium on candidates with an openness to new approaches
and professional growth. We recognize that our faculty body is strengthened by
a cross-sectional breadth of experience.
Ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the student instructional
needs and learning styles, including working with accommodations and
Knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to
Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to maintain high
instruction and learning standards and assess students' academic progress
in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes
Teaching in multiple modalities such as online, web-enhanced, and D2L
courses: knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery
Knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with
academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access
those resources, skilled in providing academic advising
Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity: knowledge of
diverse community college student populations, and the ability to address
diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning
Appreciation for the Community College mission
Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our
faculty qualification standards. This position is in an Occupational/Workforce
discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College
FAA Airframe certification and FAA Powerplant certification AND one of
Master's degree in any field AND 3 years of work experience in the field OR
Bachelor's degree in any field AND 3 years of work experience in the field OR
5 years of work experience in the field.
The selected candidate will:
Work a flexible schedule including afternoons and evenings as needed to
meet student demand
Possibly work at more than one Pima Community College Campus, depending on
Teach in multiple modalities, including in-person, online, and hybrid
Experience teaching aviation maintenance related courses
Experience teaching developmental, occupational and academic courses
Experience with innovative teaching methodologies
Experience teaching online courses and/or alternative instructional
Experience using a Learning Management System, preferably D2L Brightspace
Directions for Applying and Other Important Information
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching
certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional coursework to meet
the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or coursework
completed by May 2021.
A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the
transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign transcript
evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that applicants use an
evaluation agency that is a member of NACES or AACRAO's corporate partners
Before ordering an evaluation, check with the Faculty Certification Office to
confirm whether you will need to complete this step.
To submit an application you must include the documents that are listed within
the application form as required. Documents listed as optional do not have to
be attached in order to submit the application. Follow the directions in the
application form to upload your documents. At minimum, these documents are
This should be up to date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
Letter of interest or cover letter. This is a description of your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. The letter should not exceed three (3) pages.
Diversity Statement. In one page or less, please share your experience working with diverse student populations and also indicate how that informs your teaching practice and/or philosophy.
Unofficial copies of transcripts. These must be:
for all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application
legible (front and back) and show the name of the regionally accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the page(s) explaining the institution's grading system
attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past
The selected candidate(s) must provide Faculty Certification with official
(unopened) transcripts and/or official (unopened) foreign transcript
The selection process typically consists of one or two advisory group
interview(s), a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview.
Candidates invited to the interview process will be chosen from those who most
closely meet the stated requirements. Meeting these qualifications does not
guarantee an interview.
If you have any questions regarding the application process or to request a
reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact
email@example.com. Virtual office hours are normally Monday through
Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
About the College and Tucson Community
Pima Community College is committed to becoming a premier community college,
one that is built on a foundation of student success, community engagement,
and diversity. We hire people who:
set and meet high standards
believe in service and accountability
have a passion for learning
can help fulfill our mission
understand the first-generation college student experience
are knowledgeable about the challenges of underprivileged populations
are knowledgeable about the traditions and culture of the populations of
the Southwest, including Latinos and Native Americans
have cultural sensitivity and understanding of the needs of differently-
abled, veterans, and LGBTQ
The College meets the needs of the community by offering instruction when and
how our students want it: evenings, weekends, year-round, in traditional
classroom settings, online, in web-classroom hybrids, and in semester-long or
accelerated formats. Employees can expect to participate in innovative,
flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College's vision, to provide access
to learning without the limits of time, place, or distance.
Pima Community College is in Tucson, an inclusive oasis in the Arizona desert.
With a population of about 1 million, metro Tucson is a cosmopolitan community
well-poised to rebound from the economic impact of Covid. Its majority-
minority city enriched by an active LGBTQIA+ community and by nearly 150
distinct neighborhoods, from Barrio Anita to Poets Square.
Located 65 miles from Mexico, Tucson sits on the border-spanning ancestral
lands of the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples and is proud of centuries
of Hispanic and Indigenous heritage.
The city has a history of welcoming everyone, whatever their circumstance,
wherever their birthplace. Since the City Council's passage of resolution
21944 in 2012, Tucson has been an official “immigrant welcoming city,” in
recognition that “our city's identity is built upon its promise of equality,
esteem for diversity, and commitment to innovation.” Because of the pioneering
work of a Presbyterian church on the city's predominantly Hispanic South Side,
Tucson is commonly recognized as the birthplace of the sanctuary movement.
Each year, some 1,000 refugees settle in Tucson, aided by local chapters of
national networks of resettlement and social-service agencies.
Environmental stewardship is in Tucson's nature. The city is situated in a
valley surrounded by four mountain ranges that create a unique ecosystem
encompassing a saguaro-studded desert floor and pine forests on Mount Lemmon.
We're bracketed on the East and West sides by Saguaro National Park, we're
perennially listed among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S, and
we're committed to planting 1 million trees by 2030.
Additional information about the College may be found at www. pima.edu.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Pima is an equal employment
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through
diversity. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), national
origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity
or any other protected status consistent with applicable federal and state law
and College policy. The College encourages all interested individuals to