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Assistant Professor of Aviation

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Aviation

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Assistant Professor of Aviation

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 25R000 - Justice, Safety & Military Science

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade:

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Dennis Sinnett

About the College/Department:

Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

Our outstanding faculty are committed to student success through excellent instruction, accessibility to students, and other high impact practices such as undergraduate research and hands-on instruction.

EKU's flight training operations at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport enables us to train the best and safest professional pilots, and the most forward-thinking managers coming out of academia today.

The Aviation program currently hosts the BS in Aviation with concentrations in Professional Flight, Aerospace Management, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Aerospace Technology as well as minors in Aerospace Management and Aviation (Flight).

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The EKU Department of Aviation is accepting applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Aviation to begin August 2024.

Primary responsibilities will be 4/4 load teaching undergraduate courses in the Aviation program, service and scholarly activities.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: an aviation-related terminal degree, recent experience in the aviation industry or an aviation academic setting, and experience with a University FAR Part 141 Flight Training program.

Additional responsibilities for this position include: Advising Professional Flight, Aerospace Management and Unmanned Aircraft Systems students; Monitoring overall student progress; Being available to students desiring advice or consultation; Serve as faculty advisor for student organizations; Develop and foster aviation industry connections; Participate in curriculum implementation, revision, and evaluation; and Participate in recruitment events.

A terminal degree in Aviation, Aerospace Management, Unmanned Aircraft Systems or a related field from a regionally (SACS, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution is required. Applicants must have 3+ recent years of Aviation industry experience. In addition to appropriate teaching credentials, the candidate must also possess a commitment to teaching excellence, service and scholarship. The successful applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills and must be committed to the continuous improvement process and the outcome-based assessment of the programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A terminal degree in Aviation, Aerospace Management, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or related field from a regionally (SACS, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution is required.

Experience: Three year of Aviation industry experience required.

Licensure & Certifications: FAA Part 107 operators' license preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with an emphasis in an Aviation, Aerospace or UAS subject area, with a doctorate in a related field and recent aviation industry experience. Experience in the operation, maintenance and safety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems is preferred.

Job Duties:

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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