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Ashford University AVI 200 – Commercial Drone Pilot Course – Associate Faculty in United States

Position Summary:

The Online Associate Faculty position is a part-time, temporary adjunct employment opportunity. The Online Associate Faculty member performs duties relating to online instruction including but not limited to: posting faculty guidance and expectations, participating in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments, and promptly responding to student inquiries. This is an online adjunct teaching position, and other duties may be assigned according to experience and qualifications.

Description:

This course prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration exam in commercial drone operations. Students explore Federal Aviation Administration regulations to operate small unmanned aircraft systems in the National Airspace System for purposes other than hobby and recreation. This course examines the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 unmanned aircraft systems classification, certification, and operating rules.

The Forbes School of Business & Technology is currently seeking qualified faculty interested in teaching the first course in this new partnership, AVI 200.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Emphasize a student-centered learning environment through active engagement.

  • Collaborate within the University community to ensure a positive overall experience for all University students, including the following: the Office of Access and Wellness to holistically support student success in the classroom by implementing university-approved accommodations, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to foster professional growth as it relates to successful teaching for the Ashford student population, and the Student Records department to maintain timely and accurate student records.

  • Adhere to all faculty requirements such as facilitating and engaging in classroom discussion boards, grading assignments and responding to student inquiries in a timely manner. One professional development is required to be completed per course taught. Examples are synchronous faculty development opportunities, webinars, etc.

  • Establishing Relationships: Creatively uses available tools and strategies to enhance relationships, creating a community of learners willing to take risks and actively engage with one another

  • Critical Thinking: Consistently fosters critical thinking through challenging students to elaborate on their thoughts, question their assumptions, examine biases, communicate in a clear and concise manner, and defend their positions throughout the course

  • Instructive Feedback to Students: Provides instructive feedback that challenges and inspires students while providing specific suggestions to improve the quality of their work and thinking

  • High Expectations: Effectively demonstrates high expectations throughout the course, while holding students accountable for insightful exchanges and high quality performance on assignments, and promoting active engagement in their own learning

  • Demonstrating Instructor Expertise: Effectively and consistently utilizes expertise in subject matter by providing personal experiences, connecting course knowledge to real-world examples. Enhances course content and resources to encourage student comprehension and application of course learning outcomes

Faculty Experience:

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • Current FAA Remote Pilot Certificate as outlined in Part 107.

  • Knowledge and skills including: flight controls, aerodynamics, thorough understand of the National Airspace System (NAS), aviation weather, aviation safety, ethical airmanship, FAA Registration, and community-based safety guidelines.

  • Proficiency in common internet tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Commitment to teaching in an online environment

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in any related field and

  • 3 or more years of experience in Commercial Drone Piloting; or

  • 3 or more years of direct experience in the aviation/aerospace industry or military experience; or

  • One or more years of experience in Unmanned Aircraft Systems training.

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