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Aircraft Electromechanical Systems Instructor

MiraCosta College

Last Updated: 11/29/22

Job Description

Aircraft Electromechanical Systems Instructor

(part-time, contract position)

at MiraCosta College

The Community Education and Workforce Development Department at MiraCosta College is looking for an expert in the field of aerospace electromechanical systems to teach a small cohort of students in the areas listed below. This position requires a total of 60 instructional hours for a limited contractual time period, with work hours during the day on weekdays, and beginning as soon as possible.

• Fundamentals of electromagnetism (Maxwell's equations).
• Magnetic circuit analysis.
• Using finite element analysis to predict magnetic fluxes, forces, and torques in electric machines.
• Permanent magnetism and select permanent magnet materials for specific applications.
• Principles of electromechanical energy conversion to predict forces and torques in electric machines.
• Nonlinear dynamic models of electric machines.
• Analyzing machine performance and response characteristics.
• Basic Machine operating characteristics (torque, speed, efficiency, etc.) of common electrical machines.
• Dynamics of common DC motors, induction motors, etc.
• Unique (railguns, active magnetic bearings, etc.) electric machines.

This program is a short course (non-credit) that will have a rigorous curriculum with an accelerated pace to assist students as part of an apprenticeship program.

Salary is negotiable from $50 - $90 per hour. Short-term, temporary employees may be eligible for Healthy Families Sick Leave, and enrollment in a retirement system.

MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad, California. This MiraCosta College site is a state-of-the-art work skills training facility housing many accelerated training programs in Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Emerging Technologies.

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Community Education and Workforce Development:
• Assist in the preparation of program curriculum design.
• Ensure students are equipped to understand the very basics of electromechanical systems in basic aircraft design.
• Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom.
• Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention.
• Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
• Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences, and foster collaboration.
• Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

• A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in aerospace engineering capacity, with an expert knowledge of electromechanical systems.
• Associate's degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering.

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering.
• Two (2) years of teaching experience.

• Operation experience as an Aerospace Electromechanical Systems expert and experience leading field instruction operations.
• Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Experience in developing curriculum to be taught on this subject matter.

If interested in this position, please email your resume to Carisa Chavez at as soon as possible.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this assignment is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]). For more information, please visit

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this assignment.

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Company Details

Oceanside, California, United States
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help...