Professional in Residence - Chief Flight Instructor - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Chair of Aviation Sciences, oversees effective and efficient standardization of all ground and flight instruction courses in accordance with Part 61 and Part 141 FAA regulations; serves as on-site chief instructor for private, instrument, and commercial Technical Course Outlines (TCOS) and other FAA certificates and ratings; teaches courses in Aviation Science, including flight and ground instruction; prepares instructional materials in coordination with the faculty curriculum committee; maintains a student-oriented approach to education, providing counseling as needed; assists in recruitment, advisement, placement (internships), and follow-up of students; monitors stage exams, as required; maintains up-to-date, hands-on skills in
aviation management and teaching industry; oversees ground and flight instruction taught at Provo Airport. Monitors, maintains standardization and ensures accuracy of flight records. Advises students and instructors on academic and career opportunities, goals, and requirements; attends and assists in safety meetings on a monthly basis; assists in implementation of safety programs; and, performs other tasks as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Aviation and Dean of the College of Aviation and Public Services.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a field of study directly related to the summary of duties plus professional experience related to the program or discipline. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master degree from an accredited institution with either an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate and five years’ experience teaching in an academic setting.
Program specific minimum qualifications require Bachelor’s Degree.
FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-engine Land, Airplane Multi-engine Land, and Instrument Airplane ratings.
Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-engine, Airplane Multi-engine and Instrument Airplane ratings.
Current and appropriate FAA medical Certificate.
Current flight review and instrument privileges.
Must meet FAA Part 141 Chief Instructor minimum qualifications.


Thorough knowledge of all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.

Knowledge of standard pilot training practices and all applicable information resources.

Knowledge required to demonstrate competence in the privileges of the pilot and instructor certificates held.

Knowledge of pedagogy and instructional theory.

Knowledge of higher education stand practices.


Regularly demonstrate competence in all primary flight and instructional responsibilities including piloting, flight instruction, ground instruction, student evaluation and instructor evaluation.

Effective teaching skills.

Interpersonal communications and development skills.

Management and supervisory skills.

Organizational and prioritization skills.


Ability to pass initial and recurrent tests related to Part 141 chief instructor duties.

Ability to maintain proficiency and currency on required pilot and instructor privileges.

Ability to develop methods of attaining and maintaining.

Ability to develop assessments.

Ability to interact with others in a collegial manner.

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to resolve employee and student concerns and conflicts.
Ability to develop and maintain a positive collaborative work environment for direct reports.
Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with peers and supervisors.
Ability to determine, prioritize and accomplish appropriate departmental goals and objectives.
Ability to work within a budget.
Ability to use standard work processing and general computer applications.

Pay Range


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

  • Aviation Science
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Academic Administration
  • Aviation
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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