Assistant/Associate Professor - Engineering & Technology - Aviation

Assistant (Tenure-Track) or Associate (Tenured) Professor
Department of Engineering & Technology

Southeast Missouri State University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position to develop and support an aviation program in the Department of Engineering & Technology. The appointment would include a release for the initial development of the program.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop courses and curriculum for a commercial-pilot-training bachelor-degree program, with a goal of meeting requirements of both the FAA 14 CFR Part 141 and the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) accreditation
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in aviation, unmanned aircraft systems, and potentially other areas as assigned and qualified
  • Assist with a partnership (including its development) to provide flight training for the program
  • Develop and conduct any laboratory activities and maintain equipment and facilities associated with the onsite courses taught
  • Establish a productive research program to support undergraduate degree programs
  • Develop relationships with the aviation industry and foster opportunities to provide professional training opportunities to external partners
  • Advise students and provide service to the Department/College/University

Required Qualifications:
  • MS or MBA (preference for doctorate) in Aviation, Aviation Education, or directly related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.) ABD will also be considered.
  • Appropriate FAA certifications and ratings to perform assigned duties (such as ground and flight instructor FAA certifications)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach high-quality courses in areas such as flight theory, commercial pilot, instrumentation, flight operations, professional pilot, aviation safety, and FAA policy
  • Demonstrated relevant instructional and/or professional experience with a preference for experience in commercial/professional aviation and/or flight instruction
  • Evidence of effective communication skills including oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research and other scholarly activities
  • Demonstrated student-oriented mindset, including the ability to advise and mentor students and promote the department
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others in the within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline: Application Deadline: The position is available either January 2021 (preferred) or August 2021 and will remain open until filled. The review of applications will begin immediately.

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page.
  • Letter of interest addressing position requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of no more than one page on how your research, professional experiences, and related activities could contribute to the program.
  • Statement of no more than one page introducing your teaching philosophy.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Additional Information: Departmental Information: Additional i nformation regarding the Department of Engineering & Technology can be found at .

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