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Aviation English Specialist

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024
Job Description

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now hiring an Aviation English Specialist at the Daytona Beach Campus. This Aviation English Specialist staff position is a joint appointment with ERAU ’s Department of Flight and Embry-Riddle Language Institute for an instructional specialist in English as a Second Language and Aviation English. This is a multi-faceted position with a primary role of providing English instruction to international students who have not yet met the minimum English language proficiency for academic study as well as international flight students who have not met the FAA Aviation English Language Standards to begin flight training.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching and teaching related administrative responsibilities:
    • Two Department of Flight FA135 classes during fall, one class during spring and summer semesters at scheduled times AND teach two ERLI classes as assigned during fall, spring, and summer semesters at scheduled times.
    • Organize instructional planning according to objectives in the ERLI & Aviation English for Flight Training Curriculum.
    • Oversee the continuous improvement of courses to strengthen their content, to include coverage of all curricula.
    • Complete and submit syllabi, course plans, diagnostic & final exams, Early & Midterm Alerts, and other required documents by due dates.
    • Keep attendance records daily online.
    • Keep grade records and report grades weekly.
    • Assess student academic progress on an ongoing basis through the use of sufficient and appropriate measures.
    • Keep office hours and tutor current students as needed.
    • Provide academic advisement for students including, but not limited to, help with issues with coursework, academic intervention, and success strategies.
    • Contribute positively to student success and student service in philosophy, attitude, and performance.
    • Participate in required meetings.
  • English for Flight Training Assessment (EFTA) Test
    • Complete administration work related to the English for Flight Training Assessment test.
    • Rate tests for the English for Flight Training Assessment test.
    • Assist Aviation English Coordinator with the ongoing development of English for Flight Training Assessment test.
  • Aviation English Program (AEP) within the Flight Department
    • Tutor flight students who need additional assistance with Aviation English by appointment or in the Aviation Learning Center.
    • Assist Aviation English Coordinator with learning objectives, design strategy, for Aviation English courses.
    • Assist Aviation English Coordinator with development of new course and curriculum for office of professional education and Flight department.
  • Professional Development
    • Participate in professional development as outlined in the ERLI Professional Development Policy
    • Participate in professional development in the field of Aviation English.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Aviation English Coordinator and the ERLI Director
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page .


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or closely related field, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics or a related field.
  • Comfortable using computer technology for administrative and teaching purposes, including learning management systems, virtual meeting platforms, and other online tools.
  • Minimum of one year of experience teaching at the college level, in a US-based Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Experience teaching Aviation English, with a strong understanding of the specific language and communication needs of pilots and aviation professionals.
  • Experience in second language assessment, with knowledge of best practices for assessing language proficiency and developing assessment tools.
  • Native or near-native oral and written English fluency, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, with the ability to use spreadsheets to track and analyze data.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate or higher
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, or ability to quickly acquire, familiarity with the roles and functions of the assigned department, as well as any applicable laws or guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions and demands, while maintaining high-quality work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and reliably, with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely convey information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Application Instructions:
  • To be considered, please include a CV, cover letter, and statement of teaching philosophy with your application.

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