Adjunct Faculty – Aerospace (Lakeland) (2023148)



Job description


At Polk State College, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This part-time instructional position is an excellent opportunity to help shape tomorrow’s leaders. This position offers day or night teaching assignments located at one of our Polk County campuses or centers. We offer a collaborative, creative, and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then work for Polk State.



Reporting to the campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the adjunct faculty member is an important part of our academic community. The primary role of this position is to provide college-level instruction and academic-related activities designed to encourage, support and enable student success. Working closely with the campus Associate Dean of Academics and the Department Coordinator/Program Director, adjuncts are issued a part-time, temporary term-to-term assignment.

Adjuncts are paid at a rate of $37.38/hr.

* Teach courses in accordance with college and departmental policies and procedures, as well as Basic Course Information sheets.
* Prepare and submit timely grade reports and other reports on student performance as may be scheduled or required.
* Organize class activities and assignments, relating them to the overall learning outcomes of the course.
* Provide input and work with other faculty and staff to review, produce and/or select course-related materials.

Required Skills:
* Extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) in which the individual is responsible for instruction.
* Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of effective communication and of effective instruction.
* Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and challenges of community college students.
* Knowledge and understanding of principles of curriculum development.

Required Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Aerospace, or a related field, with two years’ work experience in the field.

Preferred Certifications:

  • For flight-related courses, FAA pilot/instructor certification is preferred.
  • For aerospace administration courses, industry-specific certifications are preferred
  • Masters degree in Aerospace, or a related field, from a regionally accredited college or university; or
  • Masters degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Aerospace, or a related field

Required Experience:
Teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

Preferred Experience:

For flight-related courses, 14 CFR Part 121 and/or 14 CFR Part 135 operational experience is preferred.

  • Application Requirements: A completed online application consists of five (5) documents:
    • a cover letter,
    • your resume/CV,
    • the Polk State electronic job application (eApp) with all sections completed in full,
    • unofficial transcripts (see instructions below), and
    • copies of any pilot, mechanic, instructor, and/or aerospace industry certifications held.

Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.

  • Background Screening: Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.
  • Transcripts: Please upload your unofficial transcripts and redact any of the following items which appear on the transcript: Social security number, birth date, age, gender, and date of high school graduation.
    • Foreign Transcripts: Faculty with international degrees must have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. “equivalency.” Polk State College requires that all international credential evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). More information about NACES affiliates can be obtained at the NACES website.
    • Submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer.
  • As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College’s need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.
  • Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.
  • The deadline to apply for this job opening is by 8:00 am on Friday, June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified by Human Resources if additional documentation is required

NOTE: We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their experience or request help at [email protected].

As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College’s need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.

Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment. For questions or concerns, please contact: Lonnie Thompson, Chief Diversity Officer; 999 Avenue H, NE; Winter Haven, FL 33881; Office: 863.292.3602 Ext. 5378; [email protected].

Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request, along with your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

Company Location: Airside Lakeland Center
Salary Type: Hourly
Salary: 37.38 – 37.38 USD
Employment Term: T-Temporary
Assignment Type: PARTTIME
Pay Level: FACULTY
FLSA Status: Exempt

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