Instructional Faculty - Aviation

Pima Community College

United States

October 11, 2021


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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 Training.

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 systems.


Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at: resources/personnel-policy-statements/common-policy.html

Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties:

  • Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success
  • 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 accessibility
  • Knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction
  • 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
  • Job Requirements

    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 teaching certification:

  • FAA Airframe certification and FAA Powerplant certification AND one of the following:
  • 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 need
  • Teach in multiple modalities, including in-person, online, and hybrid
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 formats
  • 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 required:

  • 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 evaluation.

    Selection Process:

    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 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
  • are creative
  • 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.


    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 apply.

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