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Teaching Professor (all ranks) in in Aviation Programs (Air Transportation Management)

The Polytechnic School
Mesa, Arizona
Depending on Experience
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

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Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

                                    Teaching Professor (all ranks) in Aviation Programs (Air Transportation Management)

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seeks applicants for a faculty teaching professor (all ranks) position in TPS’ Aviation programs.  Appointments may be at Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or (Full) Teaching Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2023.  This position is non-tenure track appointment with a fixed-term academic year contract. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and the needs of the unit.

The Air Transportation Management program is one of the outstanding programs on the ASU Polytechnic campus, which is conveniently located adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The Air Transportation Management program curriculum provides students with the skills needed for leadership positions in a wide variety of technically related areas of the commercial aviation industry. Students learn about airport planning and general aviation operations management for air carriers and airports. The air transportation management concentration, under the BS in aeronautical management technology, prepares students for leadership positions in the on-ground areas of the aviation industry, including management of air carriers or airports, airport planning or general aviation operations. This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: Polytechnic campus. More information about the program can be found at

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses as assigned such as: Aviation Security; Air Transportation; Air Traffic Control; General Aviation Operations and Management; Airport Management/Planning; Aviation Safety and Human Factors; and, Airline Administration.  Also, to serve on Master’s thesis committees; on program, school, university committees as assigned; and, as faculty advisor for selected student clubs.

The Polytechnic School seeks candidates who have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates active learning, will contribute to our academic programs, will promote transdisciplinary teaching, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, and valuing entrepreneurship.  Faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are expected to adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Master’s degree in engineering, aviation, or a related field by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated experience in aviation industry
  • Commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Earned Doctorate or PhD degree in engineering, aviation, or a related field
  • Demonstrated evidence in airline management or air traffic control
  • Extensive aviation industry experience
  • Evidence of excellence in university teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to teaching

Application Instructions

The application deadline is February 4, 2023.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy (four pages maximum) Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion* (four pages maximum), and Contact Information for Three (3) References – Name, Position, Affiliation, Email, Phone

For additional information regarding position specifics, contact Marc O’Brien at

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.”  The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to describe their past, current, and planned activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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