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 minimum half time release from teaching. The chair is responsible for all aspects of academic administration in the department including oversight of personnel management (faculty and 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 Chair supervises flight and flight records to ensure effective and efficient operations, and coordinates with the Assistant Chair to oversee dispatch, maintenance and facilities. The Chair promotes the well-being of the students, staff and faculty of the department; and supports and seeks ways to fulfil the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision of shared governance at UVU. The 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. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree in aviation or related discipline is required with a strong history of aviation industry experience.
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. Professional certification in one of the department’s focus areas.
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.


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:
A minimum of five references specific to the position summary of duties. Original university transcripts at and above the bachelor level must be provided at time of interview.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.

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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
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