The Aeronautical Science Department in the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to teach in the Aeronautical Science undergraduate program beginning January of 2020. Our program draws students from around the world and prepares graduates to enter the aviation industry as professional pilots.
The Aeronautical Science Department hosts the largest degree program for professional pilots in the world and is one of the largest departments on the Daytona Beach Campus that houses three undergraduate degrees focusing on professional aviation. At the Daytona Beach Campus, the B.S. in Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training with academic study to provide a firm foundation in airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or military aviation. In addition to a comprehensive academic and general education core, the curriculum includes FAA certification as a multi-engine, instrument-rated commercial pilot. Our fleet includes Diamond DA42s, Cessna 172s, Level 6 FTDs, and a Bombardier CRJ 200 Level D Simulator. Based on enrollments and fleet size, Embry-Riddle has the largest civilian flight training fleet in the United States. Teaching excellence is our top priority along with applied research in aviation related areas. Key to our mission is providing effective mentoring and advising to our students as they prepare to enter the industry. The Aeronautical Science program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
Teaching areas will include classes for pilot certification, airline operations, aircraft systems, and aircraft dispatcher courses if qualified. The successful candidate will have an aviation-focused research record that complements the mission of the department.
In addition to teaching and research, other essential duties expected of a faculty member include academic advisement of students, curriculum development, committee participation, and be actively engaged in professional activities that support the mission of the department.
This position is for a nine-month teaching appointment with the expectation of teaching three courses per semester. Funded research may result in a teaching reduction. The position begins in January, 2020.
Required minimum qualifications: FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and either FAA Ground Instructor Certificate or FAA Flight Instructor Certificate and an earned doctorate in an aviation or related field. Candidates who possess an appropriate master’s degree and who are currently enrolled in and are making significant progress towards an accredited doctoral degree may be considered. Because this will be a tenure-track position, candidates will need to be able to complete the doctoral degree complete within the first year of employment. An FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate is a plus.
Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter discussing aviation experience as well as academic qualifications that demonstrate a fit with the Aeronautical Science department and this position. Please submit all materials online through our application system.