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Visiting Instructor (Aviation Mechanic) - Washington, DC

Company/Organization: University of the District of Columbia

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 10/14/2021 6:12:10 PM


The Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor serves as a faculty member for the four-semester FAA Aviation Maintenance Technology Certification program. The individual reports to the Division Director for Math, IT and Engineering. All courses are held at the Airport location, 2801 Thomas Ave Hangar #2, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC 20001. However, there may be times the individual could be expected to teach at another location. This is a regular, full-time position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaches course(s) as assigned by Program Director; Must be available to teach during the day M-F; occasional weekend work may be necessary to support student success. Evening courses may be offered in the future.
  • Conducts a minimum of five office hours per week.
  • Teaches related courses and maintains student records in compliance with Community College and FAA rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Engages in activities that facilitate student achievement of learning outcomes, such as ongoing feedback, and consultation as needed.
  • Collaborates with appropriate Student Services personnel to address perceived student issues, which may require special attention
  • Attends scheduled divisional, discipline, and faculty meetings, as required and Serves on at least one College-wide committee
  • Assists with ensuring tools, engines, and other instructional materials are in working order and well maintained; assists with required repairs.
  • Participates in curriculum development and revision to ensure course material is up-to date and reflects the current state of the aviation industry, per FAA standards.
  • Assists with ensuring Hangar #2 facilities are cleaned and well-maintained.
  • Familiarity with and conducts assessment of student learning outcomes at both course and program levels, according to the standards of the FAA, the Community College, and Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Assists with the advising of student majors and with career counseling.
  • Answers student inquiries (emails and voice mail messages) in a timely manner.
  • Ensures students conduct themselves in a safe and courteous manner adhering to the student code of conduct at all times.
  • As assigned by the Program Director.


  • The individual must hold a current FAA Mechanic Certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings for at least the three (3) year period immediately preceding appointment.
  • Bachelor's degree in this or a related field is preferred, but not required.
  • At least three or more years of experience teaching the subject matter is preferable.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge in maintenance fundamentals, aviation materials, electrical systems, engine theory and applications, aircraft metallic structures, systems and components, and other related topics.
  • Must also demonstrate familiarity with FAA regulations, particularly those associated with 14 CFR Part 147.
  • A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:
  • An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  • At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.
  • Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.
  • When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

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