Assistant/Associate Professor of Safety Science

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus invites applications for one full-time tenure/non-tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Safety Science in Aviation Safety, to begin Fall 2021. 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four 3-credit undergraduate or graduate courses related occupational safety, human factors and/or aviation safety and accident investigation. Teaching assignments may include, but not be limited to, graduate and undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Human Factors/Ergonomics, Safety Program Management, Accident Investigation, Survivability Emergency Management and related areas. The successful candidate will also assist with graduate student research for the Master of Science-Safety Science program. This position will also include advising students as they explore different options with internships, research, coursework, and career trajectories.

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

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 at least a master’s degree in Aviation/Aerospace Safety, Occupational and/or Environmental Health, Human Factors/Ergonomics, or closely related discipline. Pilot (fixed or rotor), UAS or A&P certificates are also strongly desired. A Ph.D./doctoral degree is desirable. Candidates with familiarity or experience in aviation safety and accident investigation, audits, program management, industrial safety, or related fields will be given top priority. Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring undergraduate students is expected. Practical or industry experience is strongly valued. Industry certifications such as NBAA CAM, ASP, CSP, ICRSP or similar are also a plus.

The position will begin in Fall 2021. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit (upload) a letter of application clearly showing that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, a current resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a summary of relevant experience and course work. Please include three professional references with contact information.

Applications must be submitted online via the link

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