Assistant Professor I of Aviation (Tenure Track)
Central Oregon Community College - Bend, OR

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Provide classroom instruction in aviation. This would include both ground instruction for both airplanes and helicopters. A full time faculty position requires 45 load units per year. Regular teaching assignments may include teaching courses on and off campus and during evening hours.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide classroom instruction in aviation including lecturing and guiding classroom activities, providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress, plus service to the college and community.

2. Perform as Program Director of the Aviation Program. This entails evaluating and developing curriculum, assisting the College in hiring part-time instructors, guiding the ongoing functioning of the program, and directing the expansion of the program.

3. Provide academic advising and career resources for students including assisting students with academic planning and guidance; career planning; and job placement.

4. The faculty member is expected to participate in a rigorous professional improvement effort.

5. Provide community service. This can include teaching in the various communities of the College district, as other responsibilities allow, and responding to members of the community regarding education interests and needs. Community service may also include developing lectures or providing other short term professional services, as other responsibilities allow.

6. Cooperate with colleagues on shared projects, such as curriculum and governance projects.

7. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, as assigned.

Marginal Job Functions

1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.

2. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.

3. Act as a resource person for students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge in the field of aviation including Federal Aviation Administration certification to teach a variety of aviation ground instruction courses including, but not limited to: Private Pilot, Instrument, Meteorology, Multi-engine, Commercial, and flight Instruction.

2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.

3. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructor to observe, direct, and supervise students in classroom situations.

4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.

5. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers and other written materials.

6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.

7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.

8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.

9. Ability to work with faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.

10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.

11. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.

Physical Demands:
Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment.

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree
2. Experience:
a) Current ratings as an FAA certified flight instructor ( CFI ) and instrument instructor ( CFII ).

b) College-level aviation teaching experience.

c) Extensive aircraft piloting experience in a military or commercial aviation environment.

d) Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Experience
Strong understanding of how FBO’s(fixed-based operators) function

Certifications: Federal Aviation Administration certification as a flight instructor ( CFI )

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 under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Master’s Degree
2. Experience:
a) Flight and ground instruction for FAA certification in Private Pilot, Instrument, Multi-engine, Commercial, and CFI .

b) Instruction and operations of Unmanned Aerial Systems( UAS ).

c) Air Transport Pilot ( ATP ) rating.

d) Advanced Ground Instructor( AGI )and Instrument Ground Instructor( IGI )certificates.

e) Business administration,budgeting,and leadership experience.

3. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work Visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

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Is a Credit History Check Required?

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