The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is comprised of nine colleges serving all or part of more than 40 cities in Southern California and spanning a service area of 882 square miles. Its colleges offer instruction to 225,000 students, annually, in 600 associates' degree and 400 certificate of achievement programs in general, career-technical and transfer education, and contribute significantly to the economic and social well-being of its students, the regional economy and the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about the LACCD, please visit our website at www.laccd.edu.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The West Los Angeles Applied Technology Division of West Los Angeles College, (WLAC), seeks a creative faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to student success for a full-time tenure track position. WLAC offers the only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved community college program in Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) in the city of Los Angeles. The successful candidates will exhibit a passion for teaching and will have an opportunity to lead a growing Aviation Maintenance program and to work collaboratively with the college's other departments to build an integrated program that offers multiple academic and/or professional pathways.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Capable of teaching all courses in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Program.
Note: The teaching schedule for the 2023-2024 academic year is Monday through Thursday from 6:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. or 2:00pm to 7:30pm, plus 5 hours 35 minutes per week office hours. Future schedules may include evening or weekend hours as part of the assignment.
Provide the training required for AMT students in accordance with the FAA operating procedures and guidelines.
Provide the skills and knowledge required for competency in the field of aircraft maintenance, including use of reference materials, tools, equipment and technology.
Provide an in-depth knowledge of mechanic privileges, limitations, and responsibilities, including a working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Perform duties associated with instruction and academic support, including evaluating student performance, developing and assessing student learning outcomes, updating courses and curriculum, maintaining a posted schedule of office hours, and being available for student consultation by appointment.
Comply with additional instructional and operational guidelines as detailed in the West Los Angeles College Operations and Curriculum Manual, as approved by the FAA.
Maintain accurate records in accordance with the policies, rules, regulations, and procedures of the Los Angeles Community College District and the FAA.
Participate in shared governance related to academic and professional matters. These activities will occur both within the division as well as in the larger college setting.
Participate in program review and the development and revision of curriculum and student learning outcomes for the AMT program.
Engage in department, division, and college initiatives.
Participate in meetings and other activities sponsored by professional organizations, community partnerships, and advisory boards.
Participate in AMT pathway development through outreach with high schools, 4-year universities, and industry.
Participate in recruitment, outreach, and development of cooperative work experience opportunities for students.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM DEGREE AND LICENSE QUALIFICATIONS:
All degrees must be from U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited institutions.*
Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of professional experience*; OR
Associate Art degree AND six (6) years of professional experience*.
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disabilities background of community college students.
A valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Powerplant Certificate.
(Instructors must meet the FAA eligibility requirements of FAR 147.23).
*Professional experience must be reasonably related to teaching position.
Experience teaching in an Aviation Maintenance Technician Program, particularly within the community college system.
Experience working in Avionics technology, and Airframe and/or Powerplant topics as listed in FAR Par 147 Appendix B, C, and D.
Familiarity with Aircraft and Maintenance Professional Originations and AMT skills competition guidelines.
Proficiency in computer use and willingness to use advanced technology to provide high quality instruction including online instruction and/or certification (Canvas preferred).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience using student-centered and innovative pedagogies to teach and motivate students at all levels of college-readiness.
Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of a diverse student population including, but not limited to, Latinas/os/x, African Americans, veterans, students with disabilities, student-parents, and foster youth.
Familiarity with and commitment to the mission and functions of a community college.
Demonstrated understanding of career pathways and transfer/workforce opportunities as they relate to the field.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of a diverse campus community.
Experience with successful grant implementation, grant development, and grant management. Readiness to maintain continuous grant development.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary Range $72,990 - $135,620 commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The doctoral differential is $4,610 per academic year. District benefits include health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and term life insurance for the employee.
All applications will be screened to ensure they meet minimum requirements as stated above. All required materials must be received, or the application package will be considered incomplete and will not be submitted to the screening committee. The search committee will select applicants to be invited to the College at their own expense for an interview. Finalists will be invited back for a second interview with the President and Vice President of the college. All materials submitted become the property of WLAC and the Los Angeles Community College District.
Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please go to https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to file the application. After review of application materials by selection committee(s), applicants will be contacted if selected for interview(s).
For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:
A letter of interest that specifically addresses the qualifications outlined for the position described in this announcement.
A current resume or curriculum vitae detailing educational and professional experience.
Copies of unofficial transcripts for bachelor's, master's, and advanced degrees and any other college- and graduate-level coursework completed that may be considered for equivalence for minimum degree requirements. Foreign degrees must be evaluated by an approved Foreign Evaluation Agency. You can obtain the listing at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. If applicant is selected for an interview, official transcripts will be required at the time of interview.
Contact information (name, title, address, e-mail and telephone numbers) for three individuals as references who can assess the candidate's qualifications for the position.
Verification of Experience on letterhead stationery; must show inclusive dates of assignments, state if full-time or part-time and indicate duties. If part-time, the number of paid hours worked per week, semester or year must be included. (Signed hard copies required if selected to interview) uploaded as an 'Other Document';
A valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Powerplant Certificate Uploaded as an 'Other Document'.
The completed application package and required documents must be submitted 4:30 PM December 23, 2023. Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or E-mail).
Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. WLAC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.
For additional information, please contact: Anthony Cuomo Dean of Academic Affairs
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Equal Employment Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
LACCD has served as educator to more than three million students for over 77 years. The Mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to foster student success for all individuals seeking advancement, by providing equitable and supportive learning environments at our nine colleges. The District empowers students to identify and complete their goals through educational and support programs that lead to completion of 2 or 4-year degrees, certificates, trans, transfer, or career preparation.