Utah State University

Lecturer - Maintenance Management - Aviation Technology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/4/2023 6:17 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation Technology
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University is seeking a faculty member who has experience in the aviation industry or collegiate teaching environment. The Aviation Technology position focuses upon teaching multidisciplinary aviation courses for Aviation Technology degrees with a primary focus within a Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance curriculum. This position requires an individual who provides excellent instruction of aviation classes, with applications within the Maintenance Management, Aviation Management, and Professional Pilot, degree programs. Candidates must demonstrate effective instructional design, online learning management system knowledge, and course development. Course responsibilities could also include graduate-level responsibilities. This is a 9-month, academic-year, non-tenure track, benefited position beginning on 1 August 2023. The successful candidate must demonstrate the capacity to provide college-level aviation teaching excellence; the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues within and across departments; and contribute to program development, assessment, and growth in the department.


Review of applicants will begin 15 May 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. We are seeking experienced individuals who will provide instruction in an environment that embraces learning, positive spirit, high-performance, integrity, and diversity.


Primary course subject responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Avionics/Electronics, Aerodynamics, Structural Systems, Powerplant, and Aviation Safety, and other non-flight operations aviation courses.  A full-time teaching load for this position is 4-5 courses per semester, with typical load of ~24 credit hours per academic year. Teaching load may include courses in the online Master of Aviation Science degree if the candidate has an appropriate Master’s degree and relevant industry experience.


This is a full-time teaching appointment with 95% teaching and 5% service role assignments, and may include the following:

  • Teach approximately 12-15 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate courses per semester in Aviation Technology
  • Service to include committee work in support of departmental, college, university, and professional society activities.
  • Assist with career student advising and student club activities.
  • Maintain and enhance laboratory teaching environment including design and fabrication of innovative teaching materials.
  • Assist in student recruitment and retention, alumni and industry relations, program marketing/public relations, and other program needs.
  • Professional development, including conferences, online interactions and contributing to the aviation and collegiate education communities.
  • Supporting, recruiting and advocating for diversity and inclusive environment, including international students and underserved populations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in aviation or a related field, plus 3 years of related industry experience; or a master’s degree in aviation of related field
  • FAA certification Airframe and Powerplants
  • Excellent oral and written commination skills
  • Excellent computer and technology skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Online course instruction experience
  • Collegiate teaching experience and knowledge of curriculum subjects
  • Instructional design and curriculum development for collegiate courses
  • Record of professional development in aviation, including publications, presentations, certifications

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Cover Letter
    • Photocopy of relevant FAA Certification
    • Unofficial electronic transcript for all degrees
  3. Three professional references with contact information

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Utah State Aviation Technology is a well-established program nestled at the feet of the Wellsville Mountain range. We provide students with an exceptional opportunity to learn while being surrounded by excellent facilities, such as Logan-Cache Airport. This airport has multiple hangars filled with aircraft as well as maintenance teams. Utah State aviation offers elite training with FAA-certified instructors, skilled and award-winning professors from a variety of backgrounds, supportive staff, and ~500 aviation students who inspire us every day.

We pride ourselves in applying cutting-edge technology with exceptional training to produce the technicians, UAS operators, operations professionals, and high-quality pilots demanded by the industry. Three B.S. degrees are offered in the Aviation Technology program — Professional Pilot for fixed wing and rotorcraft; Maintenance Management; and Aviation Management with emphases in Unmanned Aerial Systems or Airport Operations; and additionally, a Master of Aviation Science degree.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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