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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Assistant Professor of Commercial Space Operations

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a Tenure Track/Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor to teach introductory and higher level undergraduate space operations and technology courses in the Commercial Space Operations degree program at our Daytona Beach, FL campus.

Qualified applicants please attach a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to the online application. Please apply online at - Requisition # 170067.


The Commercial Space Operations degree program is a unique B.S. degree focused on the regulation, planning, flight, safety, policy, management, human factors, and training aspects of today's commercial space programs introduced at the ERAU Daytona Beach campus in the fall semester of 2013. Supporting curriculum for the program comes from the four colleges at the Daytona Beach campus which include the College of Arts and Science, the College of Aviation, the College of Business, and the College of Engineering.

This position includes a mix of teaching, research, and service obligation. Basic teaching requirements are 12 undergraduate credit hours (four courses) per semester, with the possibility of replacing some of the teaching credit hours with equivalent funded research. Teaching obligations may include courses in the Space Studies minor at both the lower and upper level, as required.

The candidate is expected to develop new course materials and teach previously developed courses. Service duties include: student advisement, curriculum evaluation, committee participation, and project leadership. The candidate is expected to pursue scholarly activities with the possibility of workload reassignment for funded research, and to participate in individual and group research projects involving students. This is a nine-month position, renewed annually, with the possibility of summer teaching and/or research assignments.


A doctorate in physics, astronomy, aerospace engineering, space policy, space science, human factors, aviation, or a related aerospace field is required. A Master's degree in a similar field with significant experience in the aerospace industry will be considered with the commitment that the applicant would pursue a doctorate in a qualifying field.

The candidate must possess effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to relate space programs operations, planning, or policy to the historical and planned space programs. The candidate is expected to have established a record of, or be able to successfully demonstrate, teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.


Embry-Riddle is also an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to being a global leader in diversity and inclusion in higher education. We continually strive to recognize, respect and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination so that networks, partnerships and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect. We are Embry-Riddle.

Posted to UAA 2/28/17


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Assistant/Associate Professor

The Aeronautical Science Department is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor Req. # 170012 to teach in the Aeronautical Science undergraduate program. Our program prepares graduates to enter the aviation industry as professional pilots. Teaching areas will include aerodynamics and aircraft performance, jet transport systems and turbine engines, airline operations courses, and pilot certification academic courses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to be active in applied research. Other essential duties expected of a faculty member include: academic advisement of students, curriculum development, committee participation, and appropriate professional activities. Candidates with an earned doctorate will be considered for a tenure-track position. This is a nine-month position.

Applications must be submitted on line by visiting

Posted to UAA 1/30/17


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Department Chair, Req #160376

The Department of Doctoral and Graduate Studies in the College of Aviation invites applications for the position of Department Chair.

The department offers a primarily online Ph.D. in Aviation with specializations in Aviation Safety and Human Factors, Operations, and Intradisciplinary. It also offers an MS in Aeronautics in a traditional on-campus format. 

The Chair will be expected to:
  • Provide academic leadership of the department
  • Promote the academic quality of the department and curricula
  • Facilitate and administer the curricula of the department
  • Oversee departmental curricula
  • Hire, mentor, and evaluate faculty
  • Manage departmental budgets
  • Manage the departmental assessment process
  • Oversee student recruitment, admission, and advising

The candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Ph.D. and/or master’s degree programs and act as the chair and/or member of Ph.D. dissertation committees. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate is required to meet continuing scholarly growth requirements that include publishing scholarly work, actively pursuing and obtaining externally funded research, and presenting work at professional conferences. The candidate will be expected to fulfill service responsibilities to the university and the profession. The successful candidate will be required to provide instruction through online distance education and annual on-campus residencies.

This position requires a doctorate in aviation, safety, statistics, operations, or a closely related degree. All candidates are expected to have excellent research and statistics skills, and experience supervising master’s theses and doctoral dissertations.

Posted to UAA 1/13/17

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

Assistant/Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott, Department of Aeronautical Science, invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure track positions as Assistant or Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science in support of our B.S. Aeronautical Science Degree Program.

Teaching assignments may include, but not be limited to, Jet Transport Systems, Turbine Engine Operations, Electronic Flight Management Systems, Flight Technique Analysis, Crew Resource Management, and other advanced courses that support the AS degree program.
Normal teaching load corresponds to four 3-credit hour courses per semester. This position will also include working with and advising students as they explore different options with internships, research, and coursework as well as career paths. Scholarly activities and service responsibilities are expected and will be assigned as needed.

This is a nine-month position, renewed annually, with the possibility of summer teaching for additional pay.

The Prescott campus is a small residential campus in the mountains of northern Arizona. Prescott is one of the highest-rated residential areas in the Southwest. It is located at over 5,000 feet elevation, has a mild climate, clean air, and is close to outdoor recreation, pristine wilderness areas and national forests.

For information on qualifications, please click here.


Posted to UAA 3/10/17

Lewis University

Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance

Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track
Aviation and Transportation Studies

The department of Aviation and Transpiration Studies at Lewis University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor to teach Aviation Maintenance. This is a full-time, non-tenure track role.

Lewis University, located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, is a national leader in aviation education. Our programs are FAA-approved and nationally recognized. The department of Aviation and Transportation Studies is student-centric and committed to providing an excellent education in a personal environment. We seek energetic and enthusiastic individuals who love teaching and share our vision of excellence in teaching and student service. For additional information, please see

Teach a total of 12 credit hours per semester in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Advise undergraduate students on program progression, academic success and professional development. Conduct teaching and scholarship activities at the undergraduate level. Model the safe operation of highly technical equipment within a laboratory environment. Actively participate in department meetings and scholarly pursuits.

Bachelors and Master’s degree in aviation or related field with experience in aviation systems, organizations, safety and/or flight engineering. Candidate must possess FAA certifications including an FAA aviation maintenance technician certificate.

Flight experience and a strong background in safety management systems or a safety related field.

For a full description and to be considered for this position visit

Lewis University is an increasingly dynamic institution. We offer competitive salaries and a complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.

Posted to UAA 1/13/17

Louisiana Tech University

Associate/Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Location: Ruston, LA
Category: Faculty - Aviation
Application Due: Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Type: Full Time

The Department of Professional Aviation at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month Associate/Assistant Professor within the College of Liberal Arts. The position will begin on September 1, 2017.

(REQUIRED): Master’s degree, current CFI-A/CFI-I, current FAA Second Class Medical Certificate, and no history of FAA certificate enforcement action. He or she must work well under pressure and must be able to adapt to constantly changing conditions. Additionally, he or she must have the ability to multi-task, collect information, analyze data, define challenges, set priorities, and draw valid conclusions in a timely manner. He or she must be able to work varied hours during on and off campus events. (Preferred): Doctorate degree, Master’s degree in aviation related academic field, current AGI/IGI/MEI, prior experience as a 14 CFR Part 141 flight instructor and experience with collegiate aviation accreditation through the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

Include but are not limited to: teaching undergraduate aviation classroom courses; conducting flight instruction in the flight education program; advising students; assisting with planning, development, and revision of flight and ground school course curricula; and, engaging in research and professional service within the guidelines of the University and as determined by the Department Chair.

To apply, send a letter of application, current vitae, transcripts, flight time summary, and five recent letters of recommendation reflecting both flight and academic qualifications to:

Mrs. Kary Randall
Associate Professor
Department of Professional Aviation
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3181
Ruston, LA 71272

or electronically to

Refer questions to Mrs. Kary Randall at or (318) 257-2691.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University of Louisiana System.

Posted to UAA: 01/04/17

Ozarka College

DIrector of Aviation

Ozarka College, a two-year technical college located in the rolling hills of northern Arkansas, is accepting applications for a full time Director of Aviation and also a full time flight instructor. Interest candidates are encouraged to find details on the college web site or call the Director of Human Resources at 870-368-2002.

The Ozarka flight program is a young program with excellent support throughout the college and region. It is Part 141 approved and provides an outstanding opportunity for the next director and instructors to further develop an important program.

Posted to UAA 1/6/17

Parkland College

Aviation/Chief Pilot

Parkland College is now accepting applications for the Institute of Aviation/Chief Pilot position.

The Institute of Aviation Director/Chief Pilot is responsible for the flight training operations of the Institute of Aviation program for Parkland College located at Willard Airport. The Director/Chief provides the overall leadership and strategic direction for the Institute of Aviation. This individual is responsible for planning, supervising, and evaluating all current aviation programs and for the development of new emerging aviation programs. Annual renewal of position is contingent on grant funding levels.

The Institute of Aviation Director/Chief Pilot is a Grant-Funded, full-time, 12-month administrative appointment located off Parkland College's main campus at Willard Airport. The position involves frequent handling of confidential information and records. Work contacts include students, administrators, faculty, staff, community-based organizations, and governmental agencies.

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Posted to UAA 2/17/17

Purdue University

Purdue Polytechnic Institute, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology

Head, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Head, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology (SATT) to administer a multi-talented and diverse group of faculty and aviation professionals pursuing a common goal of global excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement in the aviation and aerospace professions. The successful candidate will be a high-energy, visionary, and goal-oriented individual who provides leadership through dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs, innovative and diverse engagement activities, and cutting-edge research. The school serves over 600 students in state-of- the-art facilities located at the historic Purdue University Airport on the West Lafayette campus. The school offers BS degree programs in Professional Flight, Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aviation Management, Aerospace Financial Analysis, Airline Management and Operations, Airport Management and Operations, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. The department also offers the MS degree in Aviation and Aerospace Management, and the Ph.D. in Technology.

As the SATT chief academic and administrative officer, the head must possess proven leadership and management skills to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, industry partners, and the university administration. Operational/business experience in aviation or a related aerospace profession is preferred. The head is the safety executive of record for the school and the overall aviation operation, and is responsible for budgeting, personnel management, faculty mentoring, and curriculum development coordination. SATT is a global leader in aviation and aerospace, and the head is expected to support the faculty in increasing research and implementing transformational educational efforts. The head is expected to foster strong partnerships with industries, agencies, supporters, and peer universities; advocate and participate in securing grants; and provide leadership in fund-raising and development. The head also provides leadership for the Indianapolis Polytechnic Statewide location and the SATT distance-delivered M.S. program. Successful candidates are required to have an earned doctorate in aviation, aerospace, education, or a related field. Candidates should possess a proven record of accomplishment in a combination of research, scholarly endeavor, professional service, and/or experience in teaching and industry. Experience in aviation or aerospace programs at the university level is desired, along with a demonstrated record of effective leadership and shared governance. Ideal candidates will also possess high interest and strong ability in corporate/alumni development and global activities. The head must possess the credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure at Purdue University.

SATT is the home of research entities including the Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion, Airline Operations Center, A3IR CORE, and Hangar of the Future. The FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation research (known as PEGASAS, is centered at Purdue and is led by faculty from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (College of Engineering) and SATT (Polytechnic).

Purdue University is a leading land, sea and space grant Research University that ranks among the 15 largest and most prestigious universities in the nation. The university has an enrollment of more than 38,000 on the West Lafayette Campus. Purdue is distinguished for its focus on engineering, science, education, agriculture, and technology that includes an interest in developing innovative programs and high quality graduates. The SATT facilities are on the main campus at the historic Purdue University Airport affording unique research and development opportunities. Additional information about the department can be found at

The SATT is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the application documents, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could promote a work climate that values inclusion.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. James Mohler at 765.496.6071 or Please place "SATT Head Position" as the subject of the email. Screening of applicants will begin January 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Electronic submission of documents with attached PDF files is encouraged.

Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and other supporting documentation, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: SATT Head Search Chair, via Jennifer Oden, Assistant to the Search Committee, at A background check is required for employment of this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted to UAA 1/9/17

San José State University

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialization: Aviation
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23942


  • An earned doctorate by start of appointment
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching, scholarly excellence, and the ability to connect and work with the aviation industry
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support laboratory development and teaching of experimental activities
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience
  • Degree at any level in Aviation, Aeronautics, or Engineering (BS, MS, doctorate)
  • FAA certificate/ratings
  • Expertise in any of the following: aviation flight operations, flight instruction curriculum, aircraft structures and airworthiness, aerodynamics, propulsion and engine systems, air traffic management, unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft or turbine engine design, or wind tunnels
  • Work experience in an aviation-related industry
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will establish a research program related to his/her field of interest. Faculty members at SJSU are expected to participate in shared governance activities, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: August 21, 2017

ELIGIBILITY: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration, upload the following documents by February 7, 2017 to (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, (4) statement of research interest, and (5) at least three original letters of reference with contact information. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities.

Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Note that all San José State Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (

Posted to UAA 1/13/17

University of North Dakota

Assistant Professor, Aviation, #13480, #16177, #14923, #14727,#16349 JobID: 3162 

Position Type:
2000 Academic/2110 Assistant Professor

Date Posted:

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Closing Date:

University of North Dakota - website

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Department of Aviation, Assistant/Associate Professor, Position #00013480, #00016177, #00014923, #00014727, #00016349

The Department of Aviation at the University of North Dakota seeks qualified applicants for five faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is available August 16, 2017 or until an acceptable candidate is found.

  1. Master’s Degree
  2. Professional experience in aviation management, airline operations, corporate/general aviation or airport operations, unmanned aircraft systems, or safety management systems.
  3. Ability to develop research specializations.
  4. Ability to teach and develop a broad array of aviation courses at the undergraduate and graduate (if qualified) level. 
  1. Ph.D., Ed.D. or J.D. degree.
  2. Established record of successful collegiate aviation classroom teaching. 
  3. Established research/scholarly activity.
  1. Teach various aviation courses at both the undergraduate and graduate (doctoral degree required) levels.
  2. Teach various flight related courses (if qualified).
  3. Advise students on academic and career aspirations.
  4. Conduct research on contemporary aviation-related issues.
  5. Serve on departmental, college and university committees as assigned.
  6. Supervise students conducting scholarly activities.
Salary and academic rank is open and commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include retirement, health, disability and life insurance plans. The selected candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. All applications will be screened on the basis of qualifications and compatibility with the department’s needs and personnel standards.

To apply email your resume or CV, a statement of teaching and research interests and a summary of relevant aviation related experience. Please include the names of three professional references with contact information.
Email information to:

Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
University of North Dakota
Gary Ebel, Human Resources Department
3980 Campus Rd Stop 9007
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9007

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at . You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

North Dakota veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability (less than one year old) from the Veterans’ Administration.  Please upload the DD-214 and other veterans’ preference qualifying documentation through the form found at

Posted to UAA 1/30/17