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Associate or Full Teaching Professor - Engineering Technologies - Aviation Studies
BGSU Main Campus
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The Department of Engineering Technologies in the College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering is seeking to fill a full time, qualified rank (non-tenure track), 12 month, position at the rank of Associate or Full Teaching Professor in Aviation. The Director of Aviation Programs plays a vital leadership role in achieving the educational mission of the aviation programs at Bowling Green State University in the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering. The Director provides direction and leadership to facilitate and strengthen program growth, teaching, service, and overall interactions with contractor for the Aviation Flight Technology program in the Department of Engineering Technologies. The Director will promote the programs, develop new initiatives, provide professional management and leadership, serve as an advocate for the programs and partnerships, and mentors and supports faculty. The Director will demonstrate effective interpersonal and managerial skills and a commitment to education by maintaining a high-quality learning environment for students.


Primary Responsibilities: 
1. Strategic Leadership. The Director serves as the strategic leader of the Aviation Programs. As the strategic leader, the Director is forward-looking, results oriented, seeks continuous improvement, and maintains positive morale within the Programs.
1.1. Support the Department Strategic Plan. The Director will support the development and alignment of the aviation program strategic plans to align with the Department, College and University Strategic plans.  The Director will include input from key stakeholders including faculty, staff, alumni, students, industry, and advisory boards. 
1.2. Situational Analysis. The Director will perform situation analysis for planning and program updating purposes to include comparison of peer and aspirant programs for benchmarking. The Director will provide written documentation showing program progress toward goals to the Department Chair each year.
1.3. Meeting Attendance. As the strategic leader of the Program within the Department, the Director is expected to attend department meetings and other meetings related to the aviation programs.
2. Personnel Evaluation Support
2.1. Faculty workload. Consistent with the BGSU Academic Charter and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) the Director will help the Department Chair and/or Dean to assign workload to faculty in the aviation programs. 
2.2. RPT and Merit Evaluations.  The Director will help the Chair with RPT and merit evaluations for faculty who are at or below the same faculty rank as the Director in accordance with the CBA.  
2.3. Success Plans. The Director will help the Chair by meeting with the Aviation program faculty each year to support the development of faculty success plans at or below the same faculty rank as the Director.
2.4. Adjunct Faculty. The Director will support the process for hiring and onboarding adjunct faculty in the aviation program including but not limited to syllabi and curriculum support, teaching effectiveness, certifications and qualifications, and performance evaluations.  
3. Program Management  
3.1. Recruitment, Retention, and Outreach.  The Director will manage recruitment, retention, and outreach activities in coordination with the faculty and staff. 
3.2. Program Evaluation and Accreditation. The Director, working with the faculty and the Chair, will assess the program educational goals, student learning outcomes, and pursue continuous improvement as part of accreditation requirements. The Director is responsible for ensuring the required documentation for accreditation requirements are completed and accurate.
3.3. Safety Management. The Director will oversee the Aviation Safety Management System working with faculty, staff and BGFC.  The Director will the chair of the Aviation Safety Quality Committee.  
3.4. Curriculum Improvement and Updates.  The Director, working with the faculty and Chair will help to evaluate and maintain a current relevant curriculum for the undergraduate aviation programs that are in compliance with any FAA regulations, Veterans Administration requirements, and accreditation agency requirements.  The Director will coordinate with the faculty to enhance existing curricula and develop new curricula. The Director is responsible for ensuring the required documentation for regulations requirements are completed and accurate. The Director will also follow university requirements for this process and documentation.
3.5. Promotion of Student Success. The Director will promote and communicate student success to the Department and Deans office including photographs and videos of events and activities in coordination with the department, college, and BGSU marketing and communications.
4. External Relations. The Director will organize the industry advisory board for aviation programs, coordinate and promote external relations with advisory boards and employers, and any groups that directly impact the program such as the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport.
5. Analysis and Review of FTO Contractor Performance.  The Director, in coordination with the Department Chair and the Dean, will be responsible for analyzing and reviewing flight training contractor (North Star) performance for the BGSU Flight Technology and Operations program. The director will review and provide information to BGSU about North Star’s performance of the following:
5.1.1. Evaluation of North Star’s flight training performance.
5.1.2. Evaluation and checks of student flight record keeping and student performance.
5.1.3. Interactions with students to support communication with North Star when there are disagreements related to student flight performance and/or complaints.
5.1.4. Evaluation and compliance of the BGSU and North Star safety programs.
5.1.5. Review of North Star requests for flight fee increases.
5.1.6. Contract Compliance.
6. Hiring and Review of Ground School Instructors. Ground school instructors are employees or contractors for BGSU. The Director is responsible for supporting the college in the process of hiring and reviewing the performance of BGSU ground school instructors which includes but is not limited to: 1) ensuring that the instructors are certified to teach ground school, 2) ensuring the instructors are following the syllabi and content required for ground school curriculum, 3) developing ways to evaluate ground school instructor performance, 4) maintaining a pool of qualified ground school adjunct instructors, and  5) following all AABI requirements related to both aviation programs. 
7. Teaching Aviation Courses. The Director will teach aviation courses at a partial load approved by Chair and Dean. 
8. Annual Report. The Director will submit an Annual Report showing progress toward achieving the goals by June 30, and an annual plan, with the annual changes to the strategic plan or other items mentioned in the job description on or before August 1. (A template will be provided).
9. Additional Responsibilities’. Director may be assigned additional responsibilities by Chair and Dean. 
Minimum Qualifications
- A master’s degree in aviation related fields.
- Extensive professional experience (at least 5 years) in the aviation industry including safety, operations, and management.
Preferred Qualifications
- A master’s degree in aviation.
- Clear understanding of FAA rules and regulations measured by having a pilot certification, or ground instructor certification, or significant industry experience.
- Significant leadership experience (5 or more years).
Electronic submission of the following items is required to complete the application packet:
- Cover letter including statement of teaching interests, professional experience, and experience in aviation safety
- Curriculum vitae
- Copies of FAA certificates if applicable,
- Unofficial transcripts for degrees completed,
- Sample student evaluations if available, and
- Names and contact information for three professional references who will be asked to provide a current (dated within one year) letter of recommendation.
Applicants may be asked to forward additional materials in support of their application.  Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

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Aviation Programs: Department of Engineering Technologies. Bowling Green State University.

Position: Full-time, 12 month, qualified rank (non-tenure track) faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Teaching Professor in Aviation. Expected start date is August 2021, but start date is negotiable.
Primary Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include strategic leadership, personnel evaluation support, program management, external relations, hiring and review of ground school instructors, teaching aviation courses, submit annual performance report, and provide appropriate service to the department, college, university, and the profession. Detail job responsibilities can be found at https://bgsu.hiretouch.com.  

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in aviation related fields. Extensive experience (At least 5 years) of professional experience in aviation safety.

Application deadline: May 14, 2021. Include cover letter, Curriculum vitae, Statement of teaching philosophy, Sample student evaluations if available.  Questions can be directed to Dr. William Sawaya, Search Committee Chair, lleimgr@bgsu.edu

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. Background check required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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