Assistant or Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Technology

University of Alaska

Assistant or Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Technology


University of Alaska System


The University of Alaska (UAA) Aviation Technology Division invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate level for Aviation Maintenance Technology. As a tenure-track faculty in the Aviation Technology Division you will have an opportunity to teach an array of courses within your discipline as well courses in the Aviation Management Bachelor of Science degree program. This position is responsible for teaching and service in addressing aviation issues in the State of Alaska in training the next generation of technicians and aviation professionals. You will work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to prepare graduates to enter the workforce within an exacting curriculum adhering to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 147.


The University of Alaska Anchorage places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. UAA is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.


The Aviation Technology Division has educated thousands of aviation industry professionals and offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Professional Pilot, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and Air Traffic Control in addition to a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management. The division's maintenance training center and all of the aviation classes are located on Merrill Field, one of the busiest General Aviation airports in the nation, boosting 144,892 flight operations.


As an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Aviation Technology Division you will teach undergraduate courses in an FAA-approved Part 147 aviation maintenance technology program including aviation management and be expected to contribute to the development and expansion of the aviation programs.


To thrive in this role, candidates must have experience working with diverse students, supporting student retention, and assisting students in achieving academic and professional success. Additionally, it is essential that faculty have the necessary aviation experience and credentials required for the position. Individuals who are self-motivated, safety conscious, student-centered, and believe in excellence through collaboration, adaptability, and creativity will flourish within UAA's Aviation Technology Division.


Minimum Qualifications:


Assistant Professor: Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology/Management; Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering/Engineering Technology/Technology; Career and Technical/Vocational Education; or equivalent.


Associate Professor: Master's Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology/Management; Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering/Engineering Technology/Technology; Career and Technical/Vocational Education; or equivalent.


Both Assistant and Associate Professor: Minimum 2 years full-time equivalent teaching OR a combination of 1 year full-time equivalent teaching plus 2 years of full-time equivalent of maintaining type certified aircraft is required.


Position Details:


This position is located on the Aviation Technology Complex at Merrill Field Airport, approximately 2 miles north of UAA's main campus, in Anchorage, AK. Flexible in-person and online teaching schedules may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, 9-month base, tenure-track faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, faculty time off, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.


Please attach the following to your application:


• Cover letter

• Curriculum vitae/resume

• Statement of teaching

• Contact information for three (3) professional references


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Fred Dyen, Assistant Dean of the Aviation Technology Division, at


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.


Access to the reports is available at:


UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or


UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or


UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing


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Anchorage, AK

6 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-06-07