Salary

Depends on Qualifications

Location

800 W University Parkway, Orem

Job Type

FT Exempt Salaried Staff

Job Number

FY2402206

Division

College of Technology/Computing

Department

Flight Instruction

Opening Date

01/24/2024

Closing Date

3/1/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

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Required Licenses or Certifications

FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-engine Land, Airplane Multi-engine Land, and Instrument Airplane ratings. Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-engine, Airplane Multi-engine, 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.

 

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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.

Working under the direction of the Chair of Aviation Sciences, this position serves as the Chief Instructor for all FAA Part 141 Pilot School courses and is accountable for maintaining the Pilot School in accordance with regulations. Supervises Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Dispatch, Scheduling and administrative personnel. Ensures accurate record-keeping in accordance with FAA regulations and university policies.

Ensures that training and flight activities are standardized, effective, and efficient. Maintains a student-oriented approach to education and ensures that students receive necessary guidance.

Oversees the monthly conduct of required Part 141 safety meetings. Participates in and coordinates with the Aviation Sciences Safety Committee on the implementation of safety programs. Coordinates with the faculty Curriculum Committee as necessary. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Department Chair.
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. 

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. 
  • Provides leadership for the Dispatch program, operational procedures and guidelines to ensure effective aircraft scheduling and dispatch. Evaluates Dispatch program performance, customer service, and data management.

 

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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree from an accredited institution with either an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate and five years’ experience teaching in an academic setting. Program-specific minimum qualifications require a Bachelor's Degree. 

Licenses or Certifications:

  • FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-engine Land, Airplane Multi-engine Land, and Instrument Airplane ratings. 
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-engine, Airplane Multi-engine, 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

Knowledge:

  • 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.
Skills:
  • 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.
Abilities:
  • 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.

 

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.