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Adjunct Faculty – Aviation Flight Course


Adjunct Faculty

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1701 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan

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POSITION TITLE: Adjunct Faculty – Aviation Flight Course


POSITION TYPE: Adjunct Faculty

REPORTS TO: Assistant Chief and Chief Flight Instructor

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $21.75 per hour (Click on the following link to view the Adjunct Aviation Faculty Salary Scale)




This position is responsible for teaching NMC students the skills required to pass the various Flight Ratings required by the AAS in Flight Technology and be a successful pilot in the aviation industry. While conducting training, the Flight Instructor will ensure safe operations during dual and solo flight lessons. A major indicator of instructor effectiveness is displayed in the student’s ability to progress through the program. This position requires the ability to work with other staff and students in a productive and professional manner. This individual must be able to create a positive learning environment for students. As a Flight Instructor, this person must abide by rules and regulations set out by the airport, local law enforcement, TSA, FAA, and NMC. The successful candidate will have sound judgment and decision-making skills.






  • Must hold a CFI
  • Ability to use the Internet, email, calendaring software, and other computer software related to the position.


  • Hold a CFII
  • Hold an MEI
  • Experience flying in 4 season environment
  • Prior teaching and a degree in aviation is preferred


  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Value all people


Flight Operations

  • Conduct dual flight lessons per NMC Aviation Syllabus
  • Comply with all FAA regulations relevant to the particular flight
  • Follow NMC Aviation Policy and Procedure

Ground Operations

  • Conduct Ground Lessons with students in conjunction with NMC Aviation approved Syllabus
  • Comply with relevant FAR’s
  • Choose a suitable environment for learning

Administration and Coordination

  • Complete required FAA Documentation
  • Coordinate scheduling with students and Operations Manager
  • Complete required tasks and documents for student testing
  • Observe student activity to ensure safe training
  • Produce required endorsements and sign-off
  • Monitor progress for on time completion
  • Consult with management as needed for student achievement and safety 


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.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to meet requirements of and hold a current FAA 3rd class medical. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


All adjunct faculty are required to be part of the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). Adjunct faculty are eligible to receive tuition benefits during the following academic year based on the contacts taught in the previous academic year.




This is a part-time position. The work hours may include teaching nights and/or weekends.


Open until filled. Please include a copy of your resume, unofficial transcripts, teaching portfolio (20 images), research portfolio (20 images), and a teaching philosophy or statement. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists. Applications must be submitted online at For assistance call (231)995-2612 or e-mail


Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions.

Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a copy of your resume and certifications.

This position is located at 1701 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI. View the Google Map in full screen.