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Assistant/Associate Professor of Project Management

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse and inclusive institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach - Florida, Prescott - Arizona, and Singapore, as well as a Worldwide campus that provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity :

The College of Business, Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor to teach Project Management to security and business students within the College. The ideal candidate will have a combination of relevant business, risk management and/or security work experience in the application of project management principles. The position will include teaching project management principles and methods to undergraduate and possibly graduate students and preparing them to earn the Certified Associate Project Manager certification from the Project Management Institute. Experience managing projects in a corporate or government security context is highly preferred.


Embry-Riddle values diversity and inclusion. We respect the rights and property of all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical disability, economic background, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We believe in a community where all members are welcome, and individuals or groups are free from harassment. We strongly encourage individuals from populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved in STEM – women, Blacks, Latinx, Native Americans, persons of all gender identities and/or sexual orientation – to apply.

Equal Opportunity

Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Relocation assistance provided.
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions.
  • Two BCBS 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, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and characteristics:
  • A master’s degree or terminal degree from an accredited institution either in project management, business management, security management or a related field.
  • An active Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential.
  • 5+ years of professional experience at the project manager level managing plan-driven project life cycles and change-driven project life cycles with budgets $5M USD or greater.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the broader project management community and the range of project management maturity levels of organizations.
Preferred but not required qualifications include:
  • Experience managing multiple projects from design build (Green-field) and managing them through the PMBOK Knowledge and Process iterations to successful completion.
  • Previous experience teaching Project Management at a college or university level is preferred.
  • Experience using waterfall and agile project management approaches.
  • Demonstrate professional experiences, research, and best practices at seminars, conferences, career fairs, etc. within the global management field.
  • Additional Project Management Professional certifications (DASM, CSM, ACP) beyond the PMP level are preferred.
  • Experience managing projects in a federal intelligence agency, corporate security, or physical security context is a plus.

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