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

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Teaches courses and assesses performance of aviation education, training and certification; participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff in scholarly research; 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; supports and seeks always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU. Demonstrated capabilities in teaching, research, and service are required.

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

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 the principles and methodology of teaching techniques.

Knowledge of current FAA policies, regulations, and procedures.


Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.

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

Proven skills as an accomplished teacher/performer.


Ability to develop curriculum and teach design courses.

Ability to develop effective business and educational partnerships at the campus, local, state and national levels.

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

Ability to supervise others, including students and employees.

Pay Range

$60,000 - $80,000 DOQ

Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

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