26 November 2022

Utah Valley University | Instructor

Provo, UT, United States

Chief Flight Instructor

Salary $61,261.00 - $81,784.00 Annually

Location UVU Provo Airport Campus 1185 Mike Jensen Pkwy Provo

Job Type FT Exempt Salaried Staff

Division College of Technology/Computing

Job Number FY2300045

Department Aviation Academics

Closing12/18/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

Position Announcement

In operation since 1988, the UVU School of Aviation Sciences has trained and educated thousands of FAA certified pilots and aviation industry professionals. As our safety record and graduate job placement rate (over 92%) attest, uncompromising safety and top-notch quality are the themes of our flight training and academic curriculum. The flexibility granted through our online and on-campus course delivery options makes UVU an ideal choice for anyone with an interest in aeronautical careers.

Oversees effective and efficient standardization of all ground and flight instruction courses in accordance with Part 61 and Part 141 FAA regulations; serves as on-site chief instructor for private, instrument, and commercial Technical Course Outlines (TCOS) and other FAA certificates and ratings; teaches courses in Aviation Science, including flight and ground instruction; prepares instructional materials in coordination with the faculty curriculum committee; maintains a student-oriented approach to education, providing counseling as needed; assists in recruitment, advisement, placement (internships), and follow-up of students; monitors stage exams, as required; maintains up-to-date, hands-on skills in aviation management and teaching industry; oversees ground and flight instruction taught at Provo Airport. Monitors, maintains standardization and ensures accuracy of flight records.

Advises students and instructors on academic and career opportunities, goals, and requirements; attends and assists in safety meetings on a monthly basis; assists in implementation of safety programs; and, performs other tasks as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Aviation and Dean of the College of Aviation and Public Services.

Summary of Responsibilities

Oversees effective and efficient pilot training courses and activities under FAR 61 and 141; oversees the standardization of aircraft operation and training procedures; oversees adherence to flight training curriculum; participates with faculty curriculum committee in creation and development of flight training curriculum; supervises the training and evaluation of flight instructors, check instructors and assistant chief instructors; participates in faculty and other coordination meetings; and, participates in hiring flight instructors.

Ensures the proper maintenance of student and instructor records and compliance with TSA regulations. Conducts flight and ground instruction as necessary. Participates in the development and implementation of School safety initiatives. Maintains proficiency and currency in FAA Certification. Promotes adherence to aviation and TSA regulations and UVU policies, procedures and safety practices. Supervises the administration of CATS testing center. Participates in School development of policy and procedures in conjunction with faculty.Oversees operation of aircraft maintenance flights.

Oversees the implementation of safety policies and procedures. Participates in flight evaluation boards. Plans and conducts regular standardization meetings. Reviews aircraft incidents, accidents, pilot training issues and other safety concerns and make recommendations to the Chair and Director of Safety.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a field of study directly related to the summary of duties plus professional experience related to the program or discipline. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

  • FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land, Multiengine Land, and Instrument Airplane ratings.
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine, Airplane Multiengine, and Instrument Airplane ratings.
  • Current and appropriate FAA medical certificate.
  • Current flight review and instrument privileges.
  • Must meet FAA Part 141 Chief Instructor minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Knowledge of standard pilot training practices and all applicable information resources.
  • Knowledge required to demonstrate competence in the privileges of the pilot and instructor certificates held.
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and instructional theory.
  • Knowledge of higher education stand practices.
  • Regularly demonstrate competence in all primary flight and instructional responsibilities including piloting, flight instruction, ground instruction, student evaluation and instructor evaluation.
  • Effective teaching skills.
  • Interpersonal communications and development skills.
  • Management and supervisory skills.
  • Organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to pass initial and recurrent tests related to Part 141 chief instructor duties.
  • Ability to maintain proficiency and currency on required pilot and instructor privileges.
  • Ability to develop methods of attaining and maintaining.
  • Ability to develop assessments.
  • Ability to interact with others in a collegial manner.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to resolve employee and student concerns and conflicts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive collaborative work environment for direct reports.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to determine, prioritize and accomplish appropriate departmental goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work within a budget.
  • Ability to use standard work processing and general computer applications.
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