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Associate/Full Professor, Chair of Aviation Department

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Department Chair

Working Title
Associate/Full Professor, Chair of Aviation Department


Pay Rate
Per Faculty Salary Model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an online faculty profile found at and apply to position 997582.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts for all awarded degrees; (4) list three professional references, including names, address, phone number and email. You are welcome to include other documentation of teaching effectiveness with the application. Only completed online faculty profiles with attached documents will be received for this position.

If contacted for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is July 1, 2024. This is a 12-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Betsy Kreisel at kreisel@ucmo.ed 660-543-8601.

For information about the online application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the online faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/ EEO / ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Applicants selected will be expected to provide leadership to and serve as the primary representative for all activities and operations of UCM Department of Aviation. Additionally, the chair will engage in strong classroom teaching and research activities appropriate for a university accredited by the AABI as well as appropriate service activities. The position is open to any specialist in Aviation.

Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Ph.D. in Aviation or a relevant field is preferred. A Master’s degree and extensive aviation experience is required.

Computer Skills


Excellent communication skills and the ability to use a variety of teaching approaches, possibility including distance education.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:

Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. References
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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