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Assistant Professor - Aviation Institute

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UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.

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Assistant Professor - Aviation Institute


Essential Functions

The Aviation Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha ( UNO ) seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. A successful candidate will possess a doctorate in Aeronautical Science, Public Administration, Transportation, Business, Education, or other fields aligned with teaching and research in aviation. Candidates for the position should be able to teach undergraduate courses in the Aviation Institute’s core curriculum and one of our concentrations. The successful candidate would have a proposed research agenda related to aviation, transportation, safety, human factors, diversity and inclusion, workforce development, crewed and uncrewed aircraft, or other related areas. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach in higher education and possess strong written and oral communication skills. While not required, it would benefit a candidate to hold an FAA pilot and/or remote pilot certificate. ABDs will be considered but must demonstrate the capacity to complete the requirements of the doctorate before the August 2025 preferred start date.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity
among the faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based
on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender
identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status,
and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a
VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Additional Duties

Provide support and services to the Aviation Institute, School, College, and
University. Participate in community outreach and engagement events and activities.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Aeronautical Science, Public Administration, Transportation, Business,
Education, or other fields aligned with teaching and research in aviation. Excellent
ABD candidates may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Any Federal Aviation Administration Certificate(s), flight, dispatch, air traffic control,
mechanic, or unmanned.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the UNO
Employment site including current curriculum vita, a cover letter addressing professional experience and qualifications, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants are also encouraged to attach evidence of teaching excellence and
productive scholarly research. Application review will begin in October 15, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is August 18, 2025.

For more information about the Aviation Institute, visit our web page at or contact the Search Committee Chair, Scott Vlasek
at or 402-554-3424.


 University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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