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Job Classification

  Faculty Full-Time (75-100%)

Position summary

Teach undergraduate courses in the part147 Aviation Maintenance School, including both theory and lab classes.

Maintain active research.

Advising students and other academic related responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications summary

Bachelor’s degree

FAA Ratings:

A&P certificate, prefer IA and experience on light and heavy aircraft.

Computer Proficient

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching classes in the department's Part 147 maintenance program.

Maintaining active research including involving students in that research.

Building maintenance training aids as required.

Occasionally assisting in the maintenance of the universities flight school aircraft.

Providing academic advising to current aviation students.

Other academic and committee responsibilities as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

Assist with the supervision of student lab assistants.


Successful applicants will possess at least a Bachelor’s degree. A PhD or Master’s degree in aviation or a related field is preferred.

Applicants must hold the following FAA certificate: 

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians certificate with both Airframe & Powerplant ratings, IA preferred

Prior experience in Part 147 Maintenance schools, maintenance experience on light and heavy aircraft, piston and turbine engines.

Technology proficient (MS Office, ATP maintenance software).

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Maintenance Applicants must hold a FAA A&P certificate.

An IA is preferred

Interpersonal interactions

Must be comfortable interacting with students in a teaching role both in the classroom and laboratory setting.

Physical demands

Must be able to perform basic aircraft line support functions including moving aircraft, fueling, and loading aircraft.

Must be able to perform all types of maintenance on small single, multi-engine and light turbine GA aircraft.

Work environment

In addition to teaching in the classroom and lab, the applicant must be able to work outside on the aircraft flight line in all types of Michigan weather.