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Aviation Instructor

Schenectady County Community College
Job Location:
Schenectady, New York

Company Description:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.


SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is availablehere.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Dean of Liberal Arts, the Aviation Instructor position consists of teaching, assessment, administrative, and advising duties. This may include teaching 15 credit-hours per semester, including AER 101: Introduction to Flight Lab and AER 103: Introduction to Flight.Special consideration will be given to candidates who are certified flight, as well as ground, instructors and to those able to teach AER elective courses. This job also includes conducting assessment duties such as course and program review and helping to develop an Aviation advisory committee. Other responsibilities include such administrative duties as developing orientation materials, scheduling students' flights, inputting lab flight data into online scheduling and other data systems, and securing internships for ATC students. Advising duties include maintaining an appointment calendar in order to set continuing and returning student appointments for advisement, as well as serving as advisor to the Aviation Club. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will contribute to an inclusive culture and ethos on campus.



  • Teach 15 credits of AER courses, in addition to other duties
  • Participate in the assessment, revision, and development of curricula and instructional methods
  • Hold office hours for students
  • Participate in college governance, committees, and division-level efforts including, but not limited to, retention, recruitment, and program review
  • Serve on college committees
  • Model lifelong learning by actively engaging in independent and college-offered professional development to increase knowledge in one's content area and teaching methods
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Additional Information:

Education & Experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's Degree in Aviation Science
  • Certified Ground Instructor
  • Post-secondary teaching experience, preferably at community college
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body
  • Commitment to community college student access and success
  • Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Bachelor's Degree in Aviation
  • Ability to teach any or all of the following courses: ATC 110: Air Traffic Basics; PHY 106 Meteorology; and/or 236: Flight Safety;
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience utilizing and developing innovative learning strategies
  • Excel and other database experience

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter addressing qualifications
  3. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree earned and date conferred or program in progress
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references, with at least one reference being a current or former manager (please note - only the 3 references listed in your Interview Exchange application file can be considered and contacted)

Official transcripts and successful completion of a criminal background check will be required prior to appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Salary: $43,000

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