Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor (Internal Only)

Posted: Continuous 2012-02-13
Available: August 2012 Closes: Open until filled
Falcon Road Center

Position Title: Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

Dept:  Aviation Maintenance

Employee Status: Full-time (9-month)

Type: Faculty

FLSA: Exempt

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: General supervision is received from the Associate Dean, Technical Programs.

Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision may be exercised over student workers.

Job Summary

Teach assigned classes and laboratory sections, and perform related activities to classroom instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Related duties may be assigned.

·         Meet classes at assigned times. (Schedule normally includes both day and evening classes.)

·         Plan course content and assign appropriate course work.

·         Maintain student records.

·         Evaluate student progress and assign grades.

·         Revise course outlines, objectives, and catalog information as needed.

·         Select appropriate texts and teaching materials.

·         Maintain office hours convenient for students.

·         Prepare course/class reports as required.

·         Attend and participate in conferences related to teaching area; membership in appropriate professional organizations is recommended.

·         Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate.

·         Keep informed on the latest research and journal articles.

·         Attend required meetings (faculty, division, in-service training, etc.).

·         Assist in short-range and long-range planning.

·         Participate in division, college, advisory committees, and community activities.

·         Instruct students in the proper use of lab equipment where appropriate.

·         See that equipment and/or labs are properly maintained where appropriate.

·         Maintain supply and equipment inventory where appropriate.

·         Make minor repairs on machines or other lab equipment when practical and appropriate.

·         Participate in assessment of student learning.


Related Duties

·         Assist in evaluating other divisional faculty members.

·         Assist in student program advisement.

·         Recruit students when appropriate.

·         Assist in placement of graduates when appropriate.

·         Assist in course and student outcomes assessments.

·         Work closely with the aviation professional associations.

·         Interface with the Federal Aviation Administration.



Conditions of Employment: This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2012.  Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and group life insurance plans are offered and State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administered retirement plan.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Flexibility in work schedule is necessary.  Interest in serving a diverse student population is essential.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in the aviation maintenance technology or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required. Three years of diversified field experience in aircraft maintenance is preferred. 
  • Current Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certificate.

Desired Qualifications

  • Successful college-level teaching experience in aviation maintenance technology or related field.
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college and interest in involvement in Department, Division and College Initiatives.
  • Experience in computer-assisted instruction, and related technology.
  • Inspection authorization, supervisory experience, regional and/or transport category aircraft experience, teaching experience, and pilot’s license. 

Application Process: Submit the following materials either online at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment or under single cover by February 20, 2012; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled:

  • Letter of application, which specifically addresses how you are qualified for the position.
  • Current vita, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of a minimum of three professional references.
  • Three recent letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals familiar with teaching abilities.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college-level course work. Offer to hire cannot be extended without official transcripts.
  • Documentation of successful prior classroom instruction (optional) to: 


Rock Valley College

Human Resource Services

3301 N. Mulford Road

Rockford, IL 61114


Additional information may be obtained by visiting our web page at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment


RVC is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Rock Valley College

3301 N. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114
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