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Aerospace Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com. References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information. In addition, please submit the following documentation with your application: A) copy of any obtained FAA certification or ratings under "other document", B) unofficial transcript of highest degree(s) earned, and C) copies of any professional certifications earned as related to preferred job qualifications, such as e.g. computer systems management or educational technology. submitted under "writing sample" Email or mail copies of the information, along with a cover letter noting relevance of the documentation to the position requirements or desired qualifications to: Joshua Noel Office Manager Aviation & Aerospace Science Dept. Metropolitan State University of Denver 1250 7th Street | Box 30, P.O. 173362 |Denver, CO 80217-3362 Email: Joshua Noel, jnoel4@msudenver.edu Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for this position. This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00515
Position Title Aerospace Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)
Position Number F 292
Salary for Announcement

Commensurate with experience and education

Employee Category Faculty
Department AES - Aerospace Science
EClass Code FT Faculty-10 mo with benes
Position Summary

This position is to serve as a full-time tenure-track faculty member within the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department (AVS) at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU-Denver). The position begins fall semester 2018. The successful applicant will be appointed as an Assistant Professor on a 12-month (fall/spring/summer) full-time tenure track contract. The position requires a teaching load of 3-credit hours of AVS classes each fall term, 3-credit hours each spring term, and 3-credit hours each summer term. In addition to teaching duties for each fall, spring, and summer term, the faculty member will also serve as Director of the AVS Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories (AASL). In this capacity, the faculty member will each semester (a) plan, implement, and manage the AVS’ Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories, (b) manage the AVS Office Manager, AASL Assistant Manager, and student work-study program, and © assist the program Chair in managing the AVS program’s annual budget and program-wide facilities. As an Assistant Professor, this position also mandates performance requirements in areas of professional development, service, and student advising.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties/Responsibilities

Teaching: Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for courses assigned, assessing student progress, conducting curricular review, curricular development, and program review, including the use of new technology, as appropriate.
Advising: Advising involves activities specifically directed to assist the student in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of University policies in addition to career trends in related industries.
Professional Development: Professional development is a process which includes activity that brings enrichment to the faculty member and the profession and results in new material that can be presented to students, as well as new skills which benefit the University community and are related to the faculty member’s assigned responsibilities. It may include peer-reviewed investigative work or basic research; infusion of isolated facts with meaning and perspective; making connections across disciplines; placing the specialized in broad context; making knowledge broadly accessible; the solving of problems through the use of scholarly expertise, pedagogical research, creative exploration and production; and methods for the transformation and extension of knowledge, so long as such activities enhance the faculty member’s teaching and/or the faculty member’s ability to perform his or her assigned responsibilities.
Service: Service involves contributions to the improvement of the welfare of the Department, College, University, and/or the Community. These efforts are typically unpaid public service to the community or professional organizations which benefits various levels of the University.

Director of the AVS Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories: This position requires the faculty member to serve as the Director of the AVS Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories throughout the duration of each 12-month contract. In this capacity, the faculty member will be directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AVS Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems Laboratories (AASL). The AASL consists of multiple classrooms and training laboratories that support an approximate $30 million investment in FAA certified Flight Training Devices (single engine, multi-engine, turboprop, rotor, and jet), aerospace systems orbital-dynamics simulation software, UAV/UAS equipment, usability testing equipment, and a dedicated FAA-CTI approved training lab. Other AASL resources include various educational software and hardware training tools. As the Director of AASL, the faculty member will routinely assist the AVS Chair in conceptualizing, planning, implementing and managing the short and long-run operations of the AASL, AVS work-study program, as well as manage the AVS Office manager and AASL Assistant Manager. The faculty member as Director of the AASL will also assist the AVS Chair in managing the annual AVS Department budget.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree plus 4 years of related professional/industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

An MS or MA or MBA Degree in related fields such as aviation, aerospace, instructional technology and systems design, and computer science or computer information systems are preferred. An earned doctorate degree in aviation, aerospace, instructional technology and systems design, computer science or computer information systems, or computing and educational technologies is strongly desired. FAA certification of Private Pilot or better is desired. Documented experience related to the management of FAA certified Flight Training Devices, computer systems and network applications, and/or instruction technology design/operations and instructional systems development is preferred. Experience working with aviation and/or aerospace educational technology service providers or manufacturers is preferred. Prior industry experience in managing flight simulation or aerospace simulation systems is strongly preferred.

Posting date 02/13/2018
Closing date 03/05/2018
Closing Instructions Close on Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

In addition, please submit the following documentation with your application:
A) copy of any obtained FAA certification or ratings under “other document”, B) unofficial transcript of highest degree(s) earned, and C) copies of any professional certifications earned as related to preferred job qualifications, such as e.g. computer systems management or educational technology. submitted under “writing sample” Email or mail copies of the information, along with a cover letter noting relevance of the documentation to the position requirements or desired qualifications to:
Joshua Noel
Office Manager
Aviation & Aerospace Science Dept.
Metropolitan State University of Denver
1250 7th Street | Box 30, P.O. 173362 |Denver, CO 80217-3362
Email: Joshua Noel, jnoel4@msudenver.edu

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for this position.

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document
  3. Writing Sample

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