Associate Professor - Aviation Science - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Serves as Department Chair, with a half time release from teaching. The candidate should have demonstrated capabilities in academic administration with an understanding of financial management, facilities management, curriculum and program development, excellent communication skills, and quality credentials in teaching, research/creative projects, and service. In addition the candidate teaches courses and assesses performance of aviation education, training and certification; participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff in scholarly research/ creative activities; promotes the general well-being of the School, faculty and the college, as well as the collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; and, supports and seeks always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision, within a shared governance faculty body adopted by UVU.

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. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in aviation or related discipline with a strong history of aviation industry experience is required.

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Doctorate in a related field with at least five years of aviation industry experience is preferred. A doctorate will not be accepted in place of aviation industry experience.

Prior Department Chair or administrative experience is preferred.
Area of expertise including but not limited to aerospace engineering / manufacturing, unmanned aerial systems, aviation systems technology, air traffic management, airport management / operations, aircraft dispatching, airline management / operations, fixed base operation (FBO) management, aviation safety, aircraft accident investigation, aviation law, and aircraft maintenance management. Professional certification in one of the department’s focus areas.


Knowledge of Department Chair duties.

Knowledge of the principles and methodology of teaching techniques.

Knowledge of current FAA policies, regulations, and procedures.


Skills in representation and management of department issues relating to instruction, staffing, human resources, finances, and facilities.

Skills in assisting counselors and other department heads in maintaining an effective program.

Proven skills as an accomplished teacher.


Ability to provide leadership and support for programs, degrees, faculty, and students.

Ability to develop curriculum and teach design courses.

Ability to assist in development of effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.

Demonstrated capabilities in teaching, research/ creative activities, and service are required.

Ability to communicate (written and oral) with a wide variety of students, faculty and others.

Ability to supervise others, including students and employees.

Ability to work closely with others.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include the following with application:
Under “reference’s letter” Please list a minimum of five contacts specific to the position summary of duties. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Original university transcripts at and above the bachelor level must be provided at time of interview.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter