Adjunct Faculty Pool -  Aviation Operations Technology

Adjunct Faculty Pool - Aviation Operations Technology

locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Adjunct Faculty Pool - Aviation Operations Technology

Employee Classification: Faculty

Institution: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Technologies

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

This is a part-time, Adjunct Faculty position in the Department of Technologies.


Applications for part-time faculty positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the department chair when openings become available. Future teaching assignments are on a term-by-term basis, which may include fall, spring and summer.

Postings close yearly on January 31; to maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply each year.

At the time of application, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, references list, statement of teaching philosophy, & an unofficial transcript.

The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The Instructor is responsible for performing assigned teaching duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus. The adjunct instructor is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus.

At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, academic advising, serving on various committees, participating in professional activities and organizations.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and delivers instruction on topics of the Professional Pilot Technology program.
  • Compiles, administers, evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, tests, and papers fairly and consistently; and keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work.
  • Develops curricula and instructional material such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintains office hours for students seeking academic advice, assists in student recruitment and retention; and assists students with course-related problems outside of the classroom.
  • Maintains accurate student attendance records, grades, and other required records in compliance with federal FERPA regulations.
  • Attends all faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Dean or Department Chair.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Participates in departmental and college committees; and provides outreach service to the community.
  • May perform other duties as assign by Department Head/Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot's certifications and endorsements to meet departmental requirements under Part 141 to include:
    • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate
    • Certified Flight Instructor
    • Certified Flight Instructor (Instrument)


  • Must have at least three years of Flight Dispatcher experience in any operations conducted under Part 121 or similar or 5 years of experience as PIC in any operations conducted under Part 121
  • Must have current Flight Dispatcher License
  • Have a strong understanding of the Aviation Industry
  • Must have knowledge of Teaching Methods & Instructional Design


  • Minimum of four years’ experience in the discipline or related field.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, Aviation Management, Aerospace Administration/Education, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Safety, Aerospace Operations/Engineering, Aviation Business Administration or similar field.
  • Preferred, but not required, Commercial Pilot, Air Transport Pilot, Flight Engineer, Air Traffic Controller, Airframe and Powerplant certifications.
  • Preferred, but not required, experience in airport operations.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Three years documented experience in the aviation industry
  • Flight instruction and/or Post-secondary teaching experience in a Part 141 or Part 61 environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The faculty member must be knowledgeable and able to instruct in the following technical subject areas: aerodynamics, meteorology, aircraft systems, safety management systems, airline industry, flight operations management, human factors, and aircraft structures.
  • The individual must be able to conduct flight training on the simulators.
  • The faculty member must be familiar with using a Learning Management System for conducting face-to-face and online classes.
  • The faculty member will be responsible for the coordinating, planning, preparing, presenting, and evaluating classroom instruction and related activities, including overseeing all compliance requirements of the FAR Part 141 standards.
  • Managing agreements with flight training providers with the goal of increasing student completions in the pilot program.
  • The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned teaching duties during the day, evening, and occasionally weekends of any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus as assigned.  

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

A summary of our benefits can be found below: 


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.