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Montana State University Aviation Program Director in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 24146

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Charlynn Malcom

406-994-5557

charlynn.malcom@montana.edu

Classification Title

Working Title Aviation Program Director

Brief Position Overview

Oversee Gallatin College Aviation program including teaching aviation courses, hiring and oversight of non-tenure track instructors.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank TBD

Position Number 4A0102

Department Aviation

Division Gallatin College

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation Montana Two-Year College Faculty Association (MTYCFA)

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary TBD

Contract Type MUS

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Gallatin College is seeking a Program Director for the Aviation Program; this Program Director oversees the Associate of Applied Science in Aviation. The Program Director for Aviation has teaching responsibilities and will administer overall operations for the program. This is an academic year (nine month) tenure track faculty contract.

Gallatin College at Montana State University ( MSU ) is Southwest Montana’s two-year college, offering associate degrees and one-year professional certificates. Gallatin College complements the four-year programs at MSU and ensures access to workforce development that promotes a vibrant local economy. Gallatin College strongly supports open access, affordability, and responsiveness to local needs.

The mission of Gallatin College’s Aviation programs is to prepare students with the skills necessary for employment as pilots in the aviation industry. Gallatin College provides a comprehensive, accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment that facilitates and supports the achievement of individuals’ professional and personal goals, and enhances the development of Montana’s citizens, communities, and economy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, supervise and manage non-tenure track adjunct faculty to ensure quality of instruction meets industry and accreditation standards in accordance with college policies.

  • Coordinate program activities alongside Gallatin College administration, faculty, and staff.

  • Develop and implement the request, purchase and maintenance of instructional equipment for the program.

  • Foster positive student and community relations, including coordination of the Aviation Advisory board.

  • Monitor and research national trends in aviation programs to ensure quality services and course offerings to a broad range of students.

  • Evaluate success of program on an annual basis to include current student, alumni, and employer satisfaction, based on assessments of students, and employers.

  • Make the necessary improvements to the program.

  • Teach twelve-thirteen credits per semester.

  • Seek relevant industry certification that ensures quality and industry connection.

  • Prepare reports as necessary for internal and external review ( FAA ).

  • Coordinate with flight training provider and understand the value of this model of flight training.

  • Serve on campus committees to foster a supportive institutional climate and an informed faculty and staff support network.

  • Serve on aviation related committees.

  • Work close with Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

  • Attend University Aviation Association ( UAA ) conference.

  • Work closely with State agencies related to aviation.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Hold a current Certified Flight Instructor ( CFI ) certificate.

  • Meet Chief Flight Instructor requirements as outlined in FAA Part 141

  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate or an airline transport pilot certificate.

  • Associate degree in Aviation.

  • Ability to learn flight management software.

  • Attention to detail to maintain detailed records for FAA approved ground school.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Have a CFII or IGI certification or can obtain within 6 months.

  • To be eligible for designation as chief instructor for a ground school course, a person must have 1 year of experience as a ground school instructor at a certificated pilot school.

  • Meet Chief Flight Instructor requirements as outlined in FAA Part 141.35 or can obtain within 12 months. https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-14/chapter-I/subchapter-H/part-141/subpart-B/section-141.35

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation or related degree.

  • Ability to learn Learning Management Software such as D2L or Canvas

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Support two-year education that meets high academic standards and responds to student and industry needs.

  • Maintain effective attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing competing demands.

  • Demonstrate ability to use and understand aviation terminology and business structure.

  • Demonstrate awareness of trends in the aviation industry as it relates to pilots.

  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues, contractors, vendors, and outside collaborators.

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Evening work schedule and hours may be required. Special events and work during those special events will be required, such as student-centered events like graduation or community events.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The mission of Gallatin College’s Aviation programs is to prepare students with the skills necessary for employment as pilots in the aviation industry. Gallatin College provides a comprehensive, accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment that facilitates and supports the achievement of individuals’ professional and personal goals, and enhances the development of Montana’s citizens, communities, and economy.

The Department

The mission of Gallatin College’s Aviation programs is to prepare students with the skills necessary for employment as pilots in the aviation industry. Gallatin College provides a comprehensive, accessible, responsive, student-centered learning environment that facilitates and supports the achievement of individuals’ professional and personal goals, and enhances the development of Montana’s citizens, communities, and economy.

The College

Gallatin College at Montana State University ( MSU ) is Southwest Montana’s two-year college, offering associate degrees and one-year professional certificates. Gallatin College complements the four-year programs at MSU and ensures access to workforce development that promotes a vibrant local economy. Gallatin College strongly supports open access, affordability, and responsiveness to local needs.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date 05/06/2024

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on June 3, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career (https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment-hiring-onboarding/dual_career/dualcareer.html) couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment-hiring-onboarding/dual_career/dualcareer.html

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