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

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Teach courses and assess performance of aviation education, training and certification; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff in scholarly research; promote the general well-being of the School, faculty and the college, and the collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; support and seek 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 a terminal degree in a related academic field of study plus one year of teaching experience. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications

University teaching or industry training/experience must qualify for appointment to rank of assistant or associate professor.

Professional certification in one of the department’s focus areas preferred.


Knowledge of the principles and methodology of teaching techniques.
Knowledge of current FAA policies, regulations, and procedures.

Must have extensive aviation education/industry experience.

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, aircraft maintenance management.

Successful candidates for this position should have undergraduate teaching experience, have a commitment to high quality instruction in a student centered environment, and teach in area of specialty using traditional and online delivery methods. In addition, candidates should have significant industry experience, and have a record of scholarly or creative achievements.


Skills in recruiting, interviewing and placement of students.
Skills in assisting counselors and other department heads in maintaining an effective program.
Proven skills as a accomplish 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


Special Instructions to Applicants

Utah Valley University (UVU), and the College of Aviation and Public Services invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the School of Aviation Sciences. We are seeking an individual who is strongly committed to teaching and willing to take a role in research, industry service, and to work as a collegial team member, as well as a community resource when needed. The School of Aviation Sciences includes AAS, AS and BS, Degree program’s in Aviation Sciences with concentrations in Professional Pilot and Aviation Administration, each offered locally and on-line worldwide with approximately 1500 students. Future plans include the development of a Part 147 A&P program, an ATC training program, an Unmanned Aerial Systems program, and a Part 65 Dispatch program.

The School of Aviation Science housed within the College of Aviation and Public Services is located in Provo, Utah; 10 minutes from the UVU’s main campus in Orem. The school consists of 10 full-time faculty and 50 adjunct instructors, and over 150 additional support staff in dispatch, Part 141 flight training, and Part 145 maintenance, in addition to a fleet of 23 university- owned Diamond aircraft. Within the School of Aviation there is a Director of Safety, a Director of Student Support, a Director of Operation, a Chief Flight Instructor, a Director of On-line Education, an the Aviation School Academic Department Chair, who report directly to the dean. More information on the School of Aviation Science is available at

To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.

Application materials become the property of UVU. For questions contact Human Resources at

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
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
Cover Letter