Instructor, Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology - Adjunct

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 27, 2021
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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 
 
Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach Aviation Electronics Technology courses within the department. Faculty will also be responsible for advising and recruiting students and collaborating with business and industry partners to provide necessary training and education. The faculty member must be able to demonstrate correct operation and supervise operation in all or most of the following areas listed: Avionics Test Equipment, Electronics and Radio Systems, pneumatics, hydraulic and electric power tools, sheet metal fabrication, and electronics equipment related to the field of work. The individual must meet Transportation Security Administration (TSA) badging requirements to function in the Airport Operating Area at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport.
Duties/Functions
Teaching 
 
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
• developing learner centered lesson plans 
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
• conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate 
 
Professional Development 
 
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies 
 
Administration 
 
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle) 
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations 
 
Student Support 
 
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
• addressing student concerns in a timely manner 
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
 
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 
 
Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 
 
• Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
• Associate’s degree in Aviation Systems or Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology from a regionally accredited college/university OR A Bachelor’s of Science in a closely related field of Electronics/Electrical Systems from an accredited college/university with corresponding aviation experience 
• Valid FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License or ability to attain it within one year of hire. 
• Valid National Council of Aeronautics Transportation Technology (NCATT) certification or the ability to attain it within one year of
Education Preferred
-• Bachelor’s degree in Aviation or a related field from a regionally accredited college/university 
-• FAA Airframe and/or Powerplant Certifications.
Experience Required
-• Three years recent documented experience in the aviation avionics/electronics industry 
-• Teaching experience in the Avionics/Electronics industry technical environment or post-secondary teaching experience
Experience Preferred
-• More than three years recent documented experience in the avionics industry. 
• Post-secondary teaching experience in Aviation Systems/Electronic Technology 
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes 
 
-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
Specific Departmental Requirements: 
• The individual must meet TSA badging requirements to function in the Airport Operating Area at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport. 
• Individual must be able to safely operate aircraft and aircraft systems. 
• Individual must have or be eligible for a North Carolina Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record. 
• Individual must have or be eligible to obtain certification in forklift operation.
Physical Demands
1. May include teaching day and evening and/or weekend hours. 
2. Physical Requirements 
a. Position may require standing for extended periods of time, stooping, walking, climbing, and bending to supervise students in confined areas inside, underneath, and on top of aircraft, as well as on elevated work stands and platforms. 
b. Exposure to hazardous materials is possible and will require safe handling, use and disposal. Some classes require using flammable and/or inert high pressure gases, and using high pressure hydraulic equipment. 
c. Lifting, and the positioning of heavy equipment in preparation for classes and labs is required. 
d. Work may be required in an environment that varies from hot to cold (seasonal), which can be both noisy and dusty, and require standing for lengthy periods.
Posting Type Adjunct Faculty