Careers with Vaughn

FACULTY JOBS

Adjunct Instructor – Aviation

Adjunct Instructor – ATI (Part 147 Program)

Adjunct Instructor – English

Adjunct Instructor – Pilot Classroom Curriculum

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor – Fall Semester, 2019

Adjunct Professor – Avionics

Adjunct Professor – Mechanical Electrical

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Technology

Aviation Faculty Member and Program Coordinator

Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Full Time – Electronic Engineering Technologies Program (General Electronics and Avionics)

 

 

If interested in any of the positions below, email your resume to Mary Durkin noting the job you would like to apply for:

mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

The college thanks all applicants for their interest.  However, only applicants selected for interviews and/or further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

Adjunct Instructor – Aviation

Position purpose

Teach undergraduate aviation students a variety of maintenance subjects, based upon the faculty member’s aviation licensing, experience and interests.  Minimum qualification is a Master’s Degree, although a Bachelor’s Degree may suffice if the applicant has full FAA licensing in the aviation maintenance field, and extensive experience in the field, either commercial or military.  Subjects include: Quality Management ISO-9000, Human Factors in Maintenance, gas turbine engines, avionics, as well as many more. 

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Teach aviation classes to college students
  • Motivate students to study required flight or maintenance subjects to achieve a successful career
  • Assess your own courses in achieving the desired student learning outcomes
  • Grade all activities for each student using standard method, and report grades on time
  • Assist in departmental improvement and student counseling as desired

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Master’s Degree in aviation or related field, with instructor qualifications from FAA.  May be a Bachelor’s Degree with extensive licensing and experience in the field.

Professional Skills

Communicate verbally, through written lessons and exams, update the syllabus to match each semester’s work, keep the class on schedule, assess the class accomplishment of stated goals and objectives and outcomes.  Grade student verbal, written and exam performance, and complete the grade reports on time. Provide a positive image to motivate future qualified employees.

Work environment and physical functions

Mostly classroom work, with electronic podium and whiteboards. Maintenance courses may include lab work.  Shared office space is available.  Classes will be performed using learning management system (LMS), and courses can be designed to run completely on-line using the LMS, videos, etc.

Preferred:  

Master’s Degree and previous teaching experience.  Bachelor’s Degree with extensive industry experience.

 

 

Adjunct Instructor – ATI (Part 147 Program)

Position purpose

Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Training Institute

Teach FAA part 147 curriculum in an approved FAA part 147 program. Classes consist of a variety of lectures and labs in technical subject matter. Minimum qualification is that the applicant hold an FAA mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings, and have a minimum of one year experience in the field, either civil or military.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Teach aviation classes to college students
  • Motivate students to study required maintenance subjects to achieve a successful career
  • Assess your own courses in achieving the desired student learning outcomes
  • Grade all activities for each student using standard method, and report grades on time
  • Assist in departmental improvement and student counseling as desired

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Minimum qualification is that the applicant holds an FAA mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings, and have a minimum of one-year experience in the field, either civil or military.

Education and/or Experience Requirements

A&P certification required. A bachelor’s degree in aviation or a related field is preferred. Experience in the aeronautical maintenance related field is also required. Strong prior teaching experience is an advantage.

Professional Skills

Communicate verbally, through written lessons and exams, update the syllabus to match each semester’s work, keep the class on schedule, assess the class accomplishment of stated goals and objectives and outcomes.  Grade student verbal, written and exam performance, and complete the grade reports on time. Provide a positive image to motivate future qualified employees.

Work environment and physical functions

Some classroom work, with electronic podium and whiteboards. Some maintenance courses include lab work, on or around live aircraft or engines.  Shared office space is available.  Includes light aircraft work such as moving, minor disassembly and repair. Work may be performed outdoors in varying conditions

Preferred:  

Bachelors or Master’s Degree and previous teaching experience. Extensive industry experience desirable.

 

 

 

Adjunct Instructor – English

Position purpose

Vaughn College is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in English

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • To provide instruction in Technical Writing and English composition to a diverse population of undergraduate students
  • To adopt AVID teaching pedagogy through the use of AVID handouts and structured student participation as provided by AVID committee.

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

a minimum of an MA in English

Professional Skills

To be able to work with the Vaughn campus staff to provide a productive and effective learning experience for students.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in an office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

Preferred: 

Multi-lingual candidates

 

 

 

Adjunct Instructor – Pilot Classroom Curriculum

Position purpose

Teach undergraduate aviation students a variety of flight operations subjects, based upon the faculty member’s aviation licensing, experience and interests.  Minimum qualification is a Master’s Degree, although a Bachelor’s Degree may suffice if the applicant has full FAA licensing in the aviation aircraft operations field, and extensive experience in the field, either commercial or military.  Subjects include, for Pilots: All flight licensing ground schools, aviation weather, advanced aircraft systems, aviation safety, human factors, and SMS.   

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Teach aviation classes to college students
  • Motivate students to study required flight or maintenance subjects to achieve a successful career
  • Assess your own courses in achieving the desired student learning outcomes
  • Grade all activities for each student using standard method, and report grades on time
  • Assist in departmental improvement and student counselling as desired

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Master’s Degree in aviation or related field, with instructor qualifications from FAA.  May be a Bachelor’s Degree with extensive licensing and experience in the field.

Professional Skills

Communicate verbally, through written lessons and exams, update the syllabus to match each semester’s work, keep the class on schedule, assess the class accomplishment of stated goals and objectives and outcomes.  Grade student verbal, written and exam performance, and complete the grade reports on time. Provide a positive image to motivate future qualified employees.

Work environment and physical functions

Mostly classroom work, with electronic podium and whiteboards. Shared office space is available. Some sessions of class will be performed using learning management system (Sakai).  Some courses can be designed to run completely on-line using Sakai, videos, etc.

Preferred:  

Master’s Degree and previous teaching experience.  Bachelor’s Degree with extensive industry experience.

 

 

 

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor – Fall Semester, 2019

Position purpose

Teach college level mathematics courses which could include the following topics: fundamental concepts of Algebra, functions and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, probability and statistics. Also, differential and integral calculus: including the definite integral, applications of the definite integral, integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series, and expansions of functions. Applications to problems in engineering and physics.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions

  • Teach mathematics lecture courses in topics as described above.
  • Prepare lecture materials as described in Vaughn College catalog.
  • To adopt AVID teaching pedagogy through the use of AVID handouts and structured student participation as provided by AVID committee.

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Must have a MS degree in mathematics

Professional Skills

Demonstrate a professional manner in interacting with students and coworkers.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts and draw conclusions.

Ability to understand and follow directions. Ability to perform course assessment as required.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in a classroom/ office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

Preferred:  

Multi-lingual candidates

PhD or PhD candidate preferred

 

 

 

Adjunct Professor – Avionics

Position purpose

This position requires the knowledge and skills related to avionics/electronic systems including their function, theory of operation, testing, troubleshooting. Successful candidate will deliver discussion sessions and hold lab exercises associated with specific avionics and electronics courses.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Answer student inquiries through email or a learning management system in an effective manner
  • Recommend selection of textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Engage in activities that facilitate student achievement of learning outcomes, such as ongoing feedback, and consultation as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate Student Services personnel to address perceived student issues, which may require special attention
  • Attend scheduled department meetings, as required
  • Hold on-site class instruction and lab exercises on scheduled basis
  • Establish and maintain academic and attendance records for student files
  • Submit attendance, grades, student evaluations, and all other required documentation and reports per established department procedures and deadlines
  • Actively utilize proven student learning and retention techniques acceptable to the college.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom and lab
  • Assist Program Coordinator in development of curriculum related course materials and training aids
  • Develop and improve discussion material and lab exercises as needed to maintain currency with technological trends
  • Help students in acquiring practical skills related to conducting experiments and standardized testing of avionic systems, interpret results and prepare standard lab reports
  • Collect assessment related data, prepare course assessment reports and utilize the results of assessment to improve student learning through the course by incorporating suitable action plan
  • Work with the lab technician to perform equipment configuration audit and order supplies as needed
  • Hold discussion sessions and conduct lab exercises
  • Must be able to comply with program continuous improvement efforts and prepare formal course assessment reports as per the procedures established by the department
  • Interact professionally with students, faculty and other employees

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

Master degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related field, or a combination of a Master degree with related avionics/electronics work experience.

Professional Skills

Good written and verbal communication skills including class discussion using presentation software and classroom technology and equipment demonstration skills.

Knowledge of AC and DC Electronics, Solid State Electronics, Digital Electronics, Basic Wiring, Communication Theory, Navigation Systems, Gyroscopes and Autopilot Systems, Pulse Microwave Systems, and troubleshooting techniques. Knowledge of associated lab test equipment such as Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Function Generator, Frequency Counter, Power Meter and Spectrum Analyzer is a plus.

Familiarity with assessment of student learning outcomes, both course and program levels, according to the standards of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology is a plus.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to assess the level of achievement of student learning outcomes through a given course, evaluate assessment data to draw inferences about the need for corrective action and prepare and execute any necessary corrective action plan through the course.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in an office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

Preferred:  

Federal Communication Commission – GROL License

ASTM NCATT AET Certification

FAA Airframe and Power Plant License

 

 

 

Adjunct Professor – Mechanical Electrical

Position purpose

This position requires the knowledge and skills related to mechanical/electrical systems including their function, theory of operation, testing, troubleshooting. Successful candidate will deliver discussion sessions and hold lab exercises associated with specific mechanical and electrical courses.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Answer student inquiries through email or a learning management system in an effective manner
  • Recommend selection of textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Engage in activities that facilitate student achievement of learning outcomes, such as ongoing feedback, and consultation as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate Student Services personnel to address perceived student issues, which may require special attention
  • Attend scheduled department meetings, as required
  • Hold on-site class instruction and lab exercises on scheduled basis
  • Establish and maintain academic and attendance records for student files
  • Submit attendance, grades, student evaluations, and all other required documentation and reports per established department procedures and deadlines
  • Actively utilize proven student learning and retention techniques acceptable to the college.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom and lab
  • Assist Program Coordinator in development of curriculum related course materials and training aids
  • Develop and improve discussion material and lab exercises as needed to maintain currency with technological trends
  • Help students in acquiring practical skills related to conducting experiments and standardized testing of avionic systems, interpret results and prepare standard lab reports
  • Collect assessment related data, prepare course assessment reports and utilize the results of assessment to improve student learning through the course by incorporating suitable action plan
  • Work with the lab technician to perform equipment configuration audit and order supplies as needed
  • Hold discussion sessions and conduct lab exercises
  • Must be able to comply with program continuous improvement efforts and prepare formal course assessment reports as per the procedures established by the department
  • Interact professionally with students, faculty and other employees

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

PhD is preferred.  Those with a Master’s degree with related industrial experience can be considered for an adjunct position.

Professional Skills

Good written and verbal communication skills including class discussion using presentation software and classroom technology and equipment demonstration skills.

Familiarity with assessment of student learning outcomes, both course and program levels, according to the standards of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology are a plus.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to assess the level of achievement of student learning outcomes through a given course, evaluate assessment data to draw inferences about the need for corrective action and prepare and execute any necessary corrective action plan through the course.

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in an office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

 

 

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Technology

Position purpose:

Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching lecture and laboratory undergraduate courses in Aeronautical, computerized design, and Advanced Manufacturing concentrations of mechanical engineering technology program.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Teaching lecture and laboratory courses in statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, CATIA, SolidWorks. Patran-Nastran, as well as courses in Advanced Manufacturing concentration of MET program
  • Assisting department in developing the appropriate sequence of courses that to help students earn a certificate program in CNC machining and programming
  • Advising students and serving on department/college committees
  • Participation in workshops and hands-on training courses related to additive manufacturing materials processing, CNC machining, and advanced manufacturing
  • Participation in scholarly activities that includes working with students in presenting and publishing papers related to mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • Designing courses that support the student learning outcomes outlines by the department
  • Assessing student performance throughout the course and program using the Vaughn College faculty course assessment model

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

A minimum of MS/ME in appropriate engineering field or a closely related discipline with experience in additive manufacturing CATIA, Patran-Nastran, MATLAB and SolidWorks is highly desirable.

Professional Skills

Maintain a professional and collegial manner in interactions with coworkers and students.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw conclusions.

Ability to understand and follow directions

Work environment and physical functions

This position is located in a classroom/ office environment. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the classroom/office area. The equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

 

 

Aviation Faculty Member and Program Coordinator

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, a non-profit institution founded in 1932, seeks a results-driven, poised candidate to become a full-time faculty member who will also serve as the coordinator for a new pilot pathway program.   

Vaughn serves an incredible student body which is 80 percent minority, and mostly first-generation Americans and first-generation college students. We are an outcomes-driven institution with a 96 percent placement rate for graduates within one year, 80 percent in their field. The institution is also ranked number one in the nation for upward mobility (based on the 2017 study done by the Equality of Opportunity Project) and is the best at moving students from the bottom in income to the top as compared with 2,100 other colleges in the country.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the chair of the aviation department and the vice president of training, this faculty member and program coordinator will be responsible for teaching three credits each semester in Vaughn’s aircraft operations (flight) program and executing a strategic plan of meaningful engagement with a consortium of non-profit organizations, potential airline partners and students to create a pilot pathway program.

The ideal candidate will have experience in designing innovative, results-oriented programs that are philanthropically funded. This individual will share a commitment to historically underrepresented populations and a teaching style that incorporates continuous improvement.

**Qualifications:

The desired candidate will possess a terminal degree and flight credentials to include up to a commercial license which would qualify her/him to be a tenure-track faculty member in the department. If a strong candidate possesses a master’s degree and flight credentials, the position would be considered as non-tenure track. Successful candidates will also demonstrate skills in developing and executing programs with measurable outcomes and an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of partners. Ideally, at least five years of experience in an aviation or education setting is preferred.

Ability to speak a second language (preferably Spanish) would also be ideal but not required. Direct fund-raising experience in the cultivation and solicitation of funders is highly valued. Exceptional communication and presentation skills are necessary along with a familiarity and comfort with utilizing technology tools for the tracking of outcomes. Both local and national travel are required, as well as occasional weekend and evening work.

 

 

Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Full Time – Electronic Engineering Technologies Program (General Electronics and Avionics)

Position purpose

Vaughn College seeks applicants for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the engineering technology department. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in Vaughn’s Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technologies program in both General Electronics and Avionics concentrations. This degree program is housed within the engineering and engineering technology department at Vaughn.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

Teaching lecture and laboratory undergraduate courses in electronic engineering technology program; be familiar with electronics and avionics laboratory equipment; advise electronic engineering technology students and serve on department/college committees; participate in scholarly activities such as working with students to present and publish papers related to avionics/electronics at professional journals and conferences.; design and improve courses that support the student learning outcomes outlined by the department; assess student performance through courses and the overall program using the Vaughn College faculty course assessment model.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in electrical circuits, microprocessors, aircraft communications, aircraft navigation systems, electronic flight instrument systems, integrated avionics systems, flight control systems, radar and aircraft surveillance systems. Knowledge of Multisim circuit design and LabView is a plus.

 

**Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience Requirements

M.S. or higher degree in engineering with technical and/or professional credentials in Avionics or closely related field. Candidates with a master’s degree and strong industrial experience related to avionics operation and maintenance will be considered for non-tenure track appointment. Prior teaching experience is a plus.

Professional Skills

Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Candidate must have a commitment to quality, safety, timeliness, and accuracy.

Reasoning Ability

Strong ability to solve problems related to achieving the learning objectives of a course. This includes having the ability and willingness to improve course material and lab exercises based on the evolution of avionics technology and needs of the industry. Additionally, make recommendations to the department for equipment purchases that would enhance student learning through lab exercises.

Work environment and physical functions

The selected candidate is expected to deliver instruction in a classroom environment utilizing classroom technology, and operate avionics systems, specialty test equipment, general-purpose electronic test equipment and miscellaneous support equipment in preparation

 

 

 

To apply:

Email curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to mary.durkin@vaughn.edu

 

The college thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only applicants selected for interviews and/or further consideration will be contacted.