Assistant/Associate Professor - Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

The College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ invites applicants for a tenure/non-tenure track Assistant or Associate level Professor in support of our B.S. degrees in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Unmanned Aerial Systems teaching assignments may include core technologies of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs); governmental and private sector applications of UAS to meet mission needs; operations within the architecture of the current national airspace and federal aviation regulations; planning and effective conduct of complex missions involving the proper use of aerial sensing systems. Additionally, knowledge of private, instrument, and commercial pilot operations is required.

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.

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

The position is available beginning August 2021. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


The selected candidate must have a Master’s Degree, earned doctorate preferred, with applicability to the aviation related fields of study, experience in higher education, industry, or governmental educational setting; Commercial Pilots License, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate or Fundamentals of Instructing Test completed; business development skills with UAS, curriculum development in UAS, and LIDAR experience preferred.

Interested individuals should submit an application, cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae clearly showing that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Please include unofficial transcripts and three professional references with contact information.

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