Lecturer, Assistant or Associate Professor (Aviation Systems Management), Industrial Technology

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, Aviation Systems Management program, is searching for a full-time faculty member at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant, or Associate Professor. The planned start date is January 2021.   The successful candidate will join a program having a strong history of service and developing aviation professionals in flight operations and aviation management. Teaching responsibilities will be based upon the strengths of the individual selected but may include one or more of the following areas: Aviation Safety, Aviation Law, Airport Management, Air Traffic Control, UAS/Airline/Corporate Operations, Human Factors, 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot Ground Schools, Advanced Aircraft Systems, Aerodynamics, and other courses as appropriate. An active and productive research / scholarship agenda is a requirement for candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor Rank (tenure-track). Strong interest in service to the University and community as well as student advising/engagement is expected.

In addition to their teaching and research activities, the successful candidate will also assist the aviation program director with the following: • Program development • Assessment and accreditation • Coordination of student recruitment and retention • Development of aviation industry relations • Coordination of flight training vendor.



Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field is required for a Lecturer (non-tenure track) position. (Individuals that are ABD or are Masters qualified and interested in a “Grow Your Own” program towards a Doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.) Applicants must have significant relevant aviation industry experience and a passion for teaching. FAA Advanced Ground Instructor/Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate.


Preferred Qualifications:             

PhD. or EdD. in a related field and experience in assessment / outcomes based accreditation.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date December 16, 2020. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: David Ballinger at ballingerd@unk.edu   For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or employment@unk.edu


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


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