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Aviation: Contract Instructor-College Credit

Employer
San Diego Community College District
Location
San Diego
Salary
Class 1, Step C - Class 6, Step C ($6,933.44 - $8,849.03) per month based on the 2024 AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and rel

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Aviation: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District


Closing Date: 4/30/2024

Position Number: 001670000751

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
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Closing Date: 04/30/2024 Open Until Filled No Classification Title Aviation: Contract Instructor-College Credit Working Title Aviation Contract Recruitment Limits Location San Diego Miramar College Pay Information Class 1, Step C - Class 6, Step C ($6,933.44 - $8,849.03) per month based on the 2024 AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 - Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Cod e §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits. Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 FTE Job Duration 10 Months Position Number: 001670000751 FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty Range (na) Position Type Academic Department Aviation Maintenance The Position San Diego Miramar College, a student-ready college, invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance. Miramar College, a leader in providing student access and success, seeks candidates who are motivated by serving students in a college community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
We are a fast‐growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. Recently designated as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI) the College is committed to helping students access higher education and achieve success inside and outside the classroom.
The College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (<1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.In addition to expertise in their field, San Diego Miramar College seeks applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support our diverse student populations. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate ways they will develop tools and resources to better serve historically marginalized and minoritized populations. We strongly encourage candidates who possess the experience for the position, and who are student-centered and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to best serve our student population.Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are proud of our commitment to create a socially just and responsive culture, host ethnically diverse speakers, and support various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure that students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color and disproportionately impacted students. In fact, the college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted Strategic Goal #5:Miramar College Strategic Goal #5Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.Strategic Direction 1- Systematically update college processes, programs, and practices within a comprehensive equity framework for equity-minded practices in the workplace, the classroom, and support programs/services.Strategic Direction 2- Establish comprehensive professional development for the campus community to increase capacity around and engage in equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and anti-racism.Strategic Direction 3-Systematically review, develop and incorporate equity-minded practices in: 1) culturally responsive instructional pedagogy, 2) student-centered services, and 3) recruitment, screening, and retention of employees.Applicants can review Miramar College's full strategic plan on Miramar College's: https://sdmiramar.edu/sites/default/files/2021-07/San_Diego_Miramar_College_Fall_2020-Spring_2027_Strategic_Plan.pdf

The position of Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance at San Diego Miramar College reports to the Dean of Business, Technical Careers, and Workforce Initiatives. This position requires a broad base of aviation knowledge and experience. Hours and days may vary Monday through Saturday, 40 hours per week. The selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs. Assignment may include some combination of day, evening, Saturday, and/or distance education classes. While the current vacancy is at Miramar College, applicants should understand they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities
  • Teach lecture and laboratory courses in both airframe and power plant maintenance.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, instructors, managers, and representatives from industry, including the Federal Aviation Administration/FAA.
  • Must have the ability to assist with the development of relevant curriculum, which includes collaboration with other college faculty.
  • Must fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the District adopted job description and Faculty Appraisal Form outlined in the faculty collective bargaining agreement.

    Qualifications Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.
    1. Any Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of professional experience (The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment); OR,
    2. Any Associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience (The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment); OR,
    3. Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Aircraft; OR,
    4. The equivalent; AND,
    5. Possession of a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate. Desired Qualifications The District encourages you to apply for this position if you possess a combination of education, training and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the highest level of professional competence. The most desirable candidate will possess:
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with faculty, staff, and students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  • Demonstrated participation in participatory governance.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional, community, and industry partnerships, including industry advisory boards.
  • Ability to develop industry contacts, including assessment and placement of students in related jobs.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting and communicating Career Education programs to the college, district, K-12 partners, and to external community organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience creating a conducive learning environment, managing class time, and providing feedback in the classroom.
  • Professional aircraft maintenance work experience in airframes and/or commercial/transport aircraft, power plants and/or commercial/transport aircraft.
  • Detailed knowledge of all Federal Aviation Regulation 147 (FAR 147) curriculum items.
  • Demonstrated subject matter mastery and relevant teaching experience. Equivalency If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process. Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials: Possession of a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate. Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals. Working Conditions Variable. Special Instructions to Applicants: San Diego Miramar College is piloting anonymous screening format as a means to minimize implicit bias in the screening of applications. The anonymous screening format of applications refers to the process of reviewing applications without revealing the personal information of the applicants, such as their name, gender, or other potentially biased details. This approach aims to eliminate unconscious biases, promoting fair and objective evaluation based solely on the experience of the applicants. By anonymizing applications, screening committees create a more inclusive and diverse hiring process.

    To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to resumes or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

    1. Complete online application, including examples and outcomes listed within the Duties section your Employment History;
    2. Complete responses to the Supplemental Questions, including examples and outcomes;
    3. Cover Letter;
    4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
    5. Three (3) Professional References; AND,
    6. A valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate.
    7. Equivalency Request Form (required if applicable).
    8. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable).



    Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you've written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

    • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.
    • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via email.
    • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
    Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments) Conditions of Employment: SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:
    • Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
    • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
    • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the District's expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
    • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form;
    • Attend a new hire processing appointment in People, Culture, and Technology Services located at the District Administrative Offices; AND,
    • Employed on an initial contract of one (1) year that is eligible for renewal annually for up to a subsequent one-year period.



    EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT
    If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information. Additional Information: Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment. Posting Number AC01040 Indicate budget number(s)

    Major Responsibilities:
    • Teach lecture and laboratory courses in both airframe and power plant maintenance.
    • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, instructors, managers, and representatives from industry, including the Federal Aviation Administration/FAA.
    • Must have the ability to assist with the development of relevant curriculum, which includes collaboration with other college faculty.
    • Must fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the District adopted job description and Faculty Appraisal Form outlined in the faculty collective bargaining agreement.



    Qualifications:
    Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.
    1. Any Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years of professional experience (The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment); OR,
    2. Any Associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience (The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment); OR,
    3. Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Aircraft; OR,
    4. The equivalent; AND,
    5. Possession of a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate.

    Desired Qualifications:
    The District encourages you to apply for this position if you possess a combination of education, training and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the highest level of professional competence. The most desirable candidate will possess:
    • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with faculty, staff, and students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
    • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
    • Demonstrated participation in participatory governance.
    • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining professional, community, and industry partnerships, including industry advisory boards.
    • Ability to develop industry contacts, including assessment and placement of students in related jobs.
    • Demonstrated experience promoting and communicating Career Education programs to the college, district, K-12 partners, and to external community organizations.
    • Demonstrated experience creating a conducive learning environment, managing class time, and providing feedback in the classroom.
    • Professional aircraft maintenance work experience in airframes and/or commercial/transport aircraft, power plants and/or commercial/transport aircraft.
    • Detailed knowledge of all Federal Aviation Regulation 147 (FAR 147) curriculum items.
    • Demonstrated subject matter mastery and relevant teaching experience.

    Licenses:
    Possession of a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate.

    Pay Information:
    Class 1, Step C – Class 6, Step C ($6,933.44 – $8,849.03) per month based on the 2024 AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Cod e §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

    To apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.







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  • Organization

    The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

    The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

    The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

    The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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