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Assistant Professor - Assistant Chair, Aviation

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Posting Number JPF31416
UVU Title Assistant Professor - Assistant Chair, Aviation
Working Title
Department 2MB-Aviation Science
Job Open Date 10/25/2016
Screening Date 11/27/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Grade 011
Pay Range DOQ
Position Number A98102

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-time
Special Instructions to Applicants
Summary of Duties

Serves as Assistant Department Chair, with a minimum 1/4 release from teaching. The Assistant Chair works with the Chair to ensure success in academic administration in the department including oversight of personnel management (staff hiring, annual reviews, etc.); curriculum development and instruction; student recruiting, orientation, advising, and problem resolution; budgeting and expenses; and other activities such as marketing, running meetings, promoting safety, etc. In addition, the Assistant Chair supervises dispatch, maintenance and facilities, and assists the Chair in oversight of flight and records. The Assistant Chair promotes the well-being of the students, staff and faculty of the department; and supports and seeks ways to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision of shared governance at UVU. The Assistant Chair also models excellence in education, training and certification, and demonstrates successful scholarship and collaborative service.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master ’s degree (MBA, MPA) from a regionally accredited university required (Masters in Aviation Preferred) from a regionally accredited university. Subject matter knowledge and expertise in the application of best practices including, but not limited to, the following aviation-related disciplines: management & operations of aircraft maintenance and/or Fixed Base Operations (FBO), flight school instruction & management, aircraft dispatch, business management, airport operations, airline operations management, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commercial or corporate flight operations, air traffic control (ATC), or aviation law.

Higher education experience with online teaching.


Knowledge of current and developing issues and trends.

Knowledge of safety and risk management for flight center related operations to help assist in development and implementation of safety initiatives.

Assists Chair with assessment and evaluation of staff members.


Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Skills in budget preparation, analysis, and fiscal management.

Skills in supervision and decision-making, planing, development, and implementation.

Strong interpersonal, development, organization, and prioritization skills.


Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, direct staff as needed, direct and support academic and technical projects, and develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.

Ability to contribute to the development faculty and staff.

Ability to resolve conflict and develop a positive working environment.

Working Conditions

8 to 5, M to F

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree (MBA, MPA) from a regionally accredited university (masters in Aviation preferred)?
    • Yes in a related field
    • Yes in Aviation
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Degree (copy of transcript OR diploma)
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. List of References (minimum 3)
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Other Document #1
  8. Other Document #2
  9. Other Document #3