Southeastern Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor/Director of the Aviation
This individual will be the leader in maintaining the Aviation Sciences Institute as one of the best professional
pilot and aviation management schools in the nation. Will represent the Aviation Sciences Institute and Southeastern Oklahoma State
University (SE) at public functions within the industry, the State, and collegiate affiliated organizations. Institutional events the
director will be expected to attend include UAA, NIFA, AABI along with other industry events, as necessary. Will work closely with other SE
departments such as the John Massey School of Business, University Marketing and Communications, Admissions and Recruitment, Athletics, and
the department of Academic Affairs to advance the mission of the Institute. Will ensure the Institute meets all academic and functional
requirements as dictated by the Higher Learning Commission, the Aviation Accreditation Board International and the applicable sections of
FAA Regulation Parts 61, 91 and 141. Will also be the leader and example of the collaborative spirit necessary to keep the functions of ASI
running safely and smoothly.
The ASI Director maintains administrative control of the pilot
academic and flight programs housed within the Aviation Sciences Institute (ASI). In general responsibilities include:
implementation of operational planning
- Implementation of curriculum development and delivery
- Insuring compliance with AABI
and HLC requirements
- Overseeing all flight training
- Overseeing the dispatch program with the Flight Operations Dispatcher
to ensure coordination of flights with the student and flight instructors
- Overseeing the maintenance of all aircraft with the
Flight Maintenance Technician Supervisor
- Overseeing all students flight accounts with the Flight Administration/FAA Test
- Conducting classroom instruction when required
- Conducting oral and practical stage exam checks with students
- Conducting oral and practical End of Course exam for Flight Certificates as required
- Serve on School of
Business and Department of Aerospace committees
- Development and implementation of effective recruitment and marketing
- Coordinating university support trips
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Promote and drive a “Safety First” culture throughout the Aviation Safety Institute utilizing Talon’s SMART
software and various communication mediums.
- Determines and implements faculty/staffing requirements and evaluations.
- Determine, purchase, and maintain the aircraft and supporting equipment.
- Provide classroom and laboratory delivery with
facilities, equipment, and supplies.
- Identify priorities in training and maintenance activities.
- Develop in coordination
with the department chairs and Chief Flight Instructor short and long-range objectives of the academic programs.
- Develop in
coordination with the department chairs and Chief Flight Instructor the operational control and organization of the Institute as required by
the mission statement, educational objectives and requirements of faculty and staff.
- Responsible to act as the departmental
representative dealing with recruitment, marketing, and promotion of the academic programs.
- Ensure compliance with AABI and HLC
- Oversight of yearly assessment of all programs in the ASI.
- Compliance with FAR 141.36
- Compliance with FAR 141.85b
- Flight Instruction as determined by Chief Flight Instructor and required by student load.
- Coordinate with the Chief Flight Instructor, Professional Pilot Chair and SE Flight Instructors concerning flight operations practices,
procedures, and protocols.
- Ensure the maintenance of students’ flight accounts.
- When the Chief Flight Instructor is
not available, Act as the Chief Flight Instructor with all the duties and responsibilities.
- Flight Test aircraft as required by
regulation or as required after extensive maintenance.
- Oversee the maintenance of Aviation student records for the purpose of
- Responsible for submission of AABI Self-Study and Re-Affirmations Reports.
- Responsible for ASI Yearly Program
- Coordinate with the Professional Pilot Chair on scheduling ground classes each semester.
- Responsible for
maintaining appropriate budget balances and supervising ASI finances and expenditures.
- Oversee the annual TSA Training and record
keeping for all ASI faculty and staff.
- Capable of instructing in the following courses as required to meet academic demands:
- AVIA 3152 Fundamental of Flight Instruction
- AVIA 3202 Flight Instruction Ground
- AVIA 2083 Advanced Ground Instruction
- AVIA 3123 Advanced Ground II
- AVIA 2064 General Aviation
- Other duties as assigned.
Additional Duties regarding safety:
- Maintains all safety standards, attends safety training
offered/required, and follows appropriate safety rules and regulations. Maintains oversight of ASI’s SMS program and Talon’s
- Acts as Accident/Incident investigator as directed by the Chairman of the Safety Committee.
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES (FUNCTIONS, DUTIES)
- Attendance and Dependability:
The employee can be depended upon to report to the assigned duty station at the scheduled time. Employee can be depended upon to
complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
- Communication and Contact:
The employee communicates effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals
inside and outside of the University.
- Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well
with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the University. The employee exhibits a professional manner
in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working environment.
- Safety: Employee works safely,
attends safety training offered/required, and follows appropriate safety rules and regulations. In relation to level of NIMs training
completed, participates in incident management preparation, and performs incident duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
- Academic and Educational credentials
necessary to meet University requirements. A Master’s degree or higher.
- Aerospace Industry credentials sufficient to function
in the aviation academic environment. An FAA Air Transport Pilot and/or a Certified Flight Instructor certification.
- 5 years’
experience in either the military, a FAA Part 91, 121 or 135 flight operation or 3 years as a faculty member of a university flight
- Experience in aviation education related fields such as military flight
training, flight schools, university flight programs or other training programs that support the educational efforts of the military,
airline, school, business etc.
- Experience as a safety committee member, an accident/incident investigator, an ASAP Event Review
Team member, or safety department member for an aviation organization.
- Experience working in or managing a maintenance department
for a FAA Part 91, 135 or 121 operation or FAA Part 61 or 141 Flight School.
Founded in 1909 as a teacher college,
Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues the strong tradition of producing outstanding educators for southeast Oklahoma and north
Texas. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students and the campus is situated in rural Oklahoma. The main campus is located in
Durant, Oklahoma, which is 80 miles north of Dallas, Texas, and 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The community is close to Lake Texoma
and the Choctaw Casino Resort. Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to be among the nation’s most affordable universities
according to the U. S. News & World Report’s America’s Best colleges. The Aviation Sciences Institute offers multiple degree
programs including: Aviation Management degree and a Professional Pilot degree. The Aviation Management degree includes options in Business,
Maintenance Management, Safety, Security and Production & Operations. The Professional Pilot degree includes FAA Certifications as a
Commercial, Flight Instructor, Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-engine Pilot. Post graduate study is also available with a Master of
Science in Aerospace Administration & Logistics. The Aviation Sciences Institute is incorporated as part of the John Massey School of
Business at SE.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date is February 1, 2021. Review of
applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until filled.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a national
criminal and sex offender background check. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. To apply send a completed application
for faculty employment, letter of interest stating position desired (Assistant Professor/Director of Aviation
Sciences Institute), curriculum vita, and unofficial transcripts or e-copies from each institution of higher education attended (If
selected, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution will be required upon date of hire) to:
Oklahoma State University
Human Resources, Administration Building 309
425 W. University Blvd.
Email to email@example.com. SE participates in E-Verify. www.se.edu
SE is an AA/EEO employer committed to multicultural
. To apply send a completed application for faculty employment, letter of interest stating position desired (Assistant Professor/Director of Aviation Sciences Institute), curriculum vita, and unofficial transcripts or e-copies from each institution of higher education attended (If selected, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution will be required upon date of hire) to:: Human Resources, Administration Building 309 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 425 W. University Blvd., Durant, OK 74701 Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SE is an AA/EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.
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