Careers with Vaughn

FACULTY JOBS

 

Adjunct Instructor – Aviation

Adjunct Instructor – ATI (Part 147 Program)

Adjunct Instructor – English

Adjunct Instructor – Physics

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor 

Adjunct Professor – Avionics

Adjunct Professor – Mechanical Electrical

Flight Simulator Instructor (Part-Time)

Adjunct Professor – Mechatronics

 

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 – Physics

Position purpose

Teach college level physics courses which could include the following topics. Classical mechanics, kinematics, Newton’s Laws of motion, vectors and rotational motion. Newton’s law of gravitation and conservation laws. Also, laws of thermodynamics, harmonic motion, wave motion and electromagnetism.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions

  • Teach physics lecture courses in topics as described above
  • Teach physics laboratory courses in topics as described above
  • Prepare lecture materials and lab work as described in Vaughn College catalog
  • Ability to perform course assessment as required

**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 physics, PhD or PhD candidate preferred

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

Work environment and physical functions

  • This position is located in an 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.

 

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor 

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.

 

Flight Simulator Instructor (Part-Time)

Position purpose

To support Vaughn’s flight degree programs by offering simulator instruction in support and under guidance of lab instructors in private and instrument areas.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Certify each student’s training record for tasks required for lab course completion are met
  • Work with simulator lab manager to make sure that proper coursework is covered
  • Ensure that each student accomplishes the required curriculum content for the school’s approved training course
  • Report simulator discrepancies immediately to sim lab manger and fill out discrepancy reports
  • Train new staff on use of simulators
  • Maintain training techniques, procedures and standards for the school that are acceptable to the VP of Training in regards to flight training programs

**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

  • FAA Commercial certificate required. FAA, CFI, CFII certificate and current/previous enrollment in a certified flight instructor class preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Professional Skills

  • Ability to communicate technical matter to students, Flight experience to MEII a plus.

Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to work with instructors, students and college administration to meet the standard academic requirements for course completion of all air traffic control component classes (FLT110, ATC200, ATC240 and all lab components).

Work environment and physical functions

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

**Company Conformance Statements**

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professional with other employees, customers and suppliers
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other supervisors, coworkers, customers, vendors, agencies, etc.

**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.**

 

Adjunct Professor Mechatronics 

Position purpose

Teach a college level laboratory course which includes the topics: Linux Operating System and Robot Operating System (ROS). Be able to program in C++, Python and other current robotic programming languages with high proficiency and familiar with robot and UAV hardware and firmware setup. Be able to develop software to control multiple robots using SLAM algorithm (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions

  • Teach robotic laboratory courses in topics as described above
  • Prepare lecture materials and lab work as described in Vaughn College catalog
  • Ability to perform course assessment as required

**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 BS degree in Mechatronic Engineering with excellent programming skills in Linux and ROS, Master candidate preferred

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

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.

 

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.