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Part Time Pool - Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe & Powerplant)

Seattle Colleges
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NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: You are applying to a job pool that is not reflective of current openings. If there is an opening throughout the 2024 - 2025 year, and you are selected for an interview, the college will contact you.  

We are a district of three distinct colleges, North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College and five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation. 

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community. 

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities. To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: Seattle Colleges Employment Benefits 

Position Summary  

Seattle Colleges is looking for innovative and dedicated faculty members, who have a demonstrated commitment to working within a college community that is diverse and serves students from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds. Faculty will teach part-time in a wide range of Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe & Powerplant) courses. Successful applicants will have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding in an urban environment.  

This position is a part time, non-tenure track faculty position that will provide instruction in the FAA-regulated Aviation Maintenance Program. This position may teach during the day or the evening depending on the instructional needs of SSC. The teaching requirement is for 6 hours of contact each day. Classes are offered each quarter for nine weeks.

Additional time may be required for student advising as well as campus and departmental activities and committees. Current hours of instruction are 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Instructional hours will depend on the schedule needed for coverage of the classes offered and the subjects taught.

Specific teaching assignments will be dependent on the instructor's background and scheduling. Successful applicants may be invited to teach at Seattle Central College. 

Candidates should be willing to teach in a variety of formats such as in-class, hybrid, online and varied class times including days, evenings, and weekends according to program needs.  

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by AFT-Seattle.  

Application Procedures: 

  • An attached resume outlining your educational and teaching experience 
  • Philosophy of teaching statement demonstrating a commitment to supporting diverse student learners and those from marginalized and historically underrepresented populations (no more than one page) 
  • Unofficial transcripts (graduate school only) 
  • An attached cover letter addressing how you meet the duties, responsibilities, and requirements for the position 
  • Contact information for three professional references 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online    

What you bring as a candidate: 

This faculty position must possess current certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in both Airframe and Powerplant. Candidates should have current work experience in General or Commercial Aviation and possess a broad base of experience that will enable delivery of current industry practices to the students enrolled in the program. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Candidates must be able to work well with diverse populations and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences. Other required education, experience, and abilities include:
  • Speaking, standing, sitting.
  • Follow instructions, policies & procedures
  • Operate various computer programs
  • Analyze data
  • Record student attendance, projects, and test scores
  • Evaluate performance of others
  • Managing resources and direct projects
  • Instruct students in all aspects of FAA General, Airframe and Powerplant categories.
  • Provide a supportive and culturally sensitive environment for students in the program.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to maintain and improve the aviation program.
  • Participate in college-wide activities.
  • An understanding of the goals and role of the community college. 
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teach multiple levels of on the topic of study. 
  • Innovative teaching methods including the use of technology and collaborative learning. 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others in a professional setting.   
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Certificate of Completion in CPR/AED/First-Aid 
(Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

Physical Requirements:  

The Position: 

  • typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office.  
  • encounters frequent interruptions throughout the workday.  
  • is regularly required to provide 1:1 support, present to small groups, and work at a computer exercising repetitive hand motion with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs. 

Disability Accommodation: 

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants: 

  • Ability to operate office equipment 
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials 
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person 

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement 

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of bullying behaviors, including cyberbullying. 

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance:  

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803  

(206) 934-3873  

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. 

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