Job# 4-O-23

Salary: $57,396.00 – $136,836.00 Annually

Deadline: 3/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Aviation Maintenance commencing with the 2022 Fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Aviation Maintenance.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Aviation Maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in Aviation Maintenance in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of the Aviation Maintenance curriculum responsive to the students served.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Ability to be a liaison, contact, and operations lead of grant projects associated or affiliated with the Aviation Maintenance department.

• Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Ability to complement existing staff, student, and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

• The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications

• Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (5)  and demonstrated evidence of D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion): :

• Valid California Community College Instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR

• Any Master’s degree and professional experience directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment; OR

• Any Bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment; OR

• Any Associate degree and six years of professional experience; OR

• Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.  Please see “Additional • Information” below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.


• Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:  

• Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of Aviation Maintenance shape patterns of participation and outcomes.

• Possess a current Federal Aviation Administration mechanic certificate rating for airframe and powerplant.

• A minimum of five years of recent experience as an active airframe and powerplant mechanic in a helicopter, general aviation, airline aviation maintenance, or corporate aviation.

• Educational and/or instructional preparation in helicopter/aviation maintenance, airframe, and power plant systems, and avionics.

• A year or more of recent experience teaching aviation maintenance, airframe and power plant systems, and/or avionics at the post-secondary level.

• Evidence of student success in teaching helicopter maintenance, airframe and powerplant systems, and/or avionics.

• Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.

• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of helicopter/aviation maintenance, airframe and power plant systems, and/or avionics.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers and use interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate) and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Experience with aerospace/aviation-related composites and or manufacturing.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.