Instructor, Aviation Electronics Technology, Avionics (Adjunct)
Requisition #: 2014  -  1067
Posting Date: 9/11/2014
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

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. The faculty
member must be able to demonstrate correct operation and
supervise operation in all or most of the following areas listed:
 pneumatics, hydraulic and electric power tools, sheet metal fabrication,
composites, welding, and electronics equipment.  The individual must meet Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) badging requirements to function in the Airport
Operating Area at Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport.

Essential Duties/Functions:

Prepare and 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


Provide daily and 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:

  • conducting recruiting activities
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

Demonstrate and model and College's employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements:
Associate's degree in Aviation Systems or Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology from a regionally accredited college/university
Valid FCC General Radiotelephone Operator's License
Preferred requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Aviation or a related field from a regionally accredited college/university
Non-Destructive Testing and Composite Repair Certification
Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Mechanics Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings
Valid National Council of Aeronautics Transportation Technology (NCATT) certification or the ability to attain it within 1 year of hire

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:
Two years recent documented experience in the avionics industry
Preferred requirements:
More than three years recent documented experience in the avionics
Post-secondary teaching experience in Aviation Systems/Electronic
Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

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
Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual
updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):    

  1. Reporting Requirements
  2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual
         refresher thereafter)
  3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher
  4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual
         refresher thereafter)
  5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual
         refresher thereafter)
  6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
  7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)          
Working Conditions:

May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses
Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

Maintain student records.        
Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants are received.
How to Apply:
A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

*If your education credentials are from a country outside of the United States & if you are extended an offer of employment you will be required to submit a translation/evaluation of your transcript.

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

Applicants must be immediately eligible to work legally in the United Sates at the time of application. Guilford Technical Community College does not sponsor any VISAs.
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