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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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Instructor - Aviation Institute

Aviation Institute

Essential Functions

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to teach courses in our Bachelor of Science in Aviation major and courses related to our concentrations in professional flight, air transport administration, and uncrewed aircraft systems. A typical workload will be to teach 3 courses per semester and have either a service or research expectation. Potential courses may include but are not limited to Introduction to Aviation and Aerospace, Introduction to Airport Administration, Airline Operations, Private, Instrument, or Commercial Ground Theory, Meteorology, Aircraft Systems, Aerodynamics, and our Senior Capstone Course. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach in higher education and possess strong written and oral communication skills. A successful candidate should also hold or be able to get a CFI, CFII, BGI, IGI, or AGI certificate from the FAA to be able to teach Ground Theory courses.

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

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Aviation, Transportation, Business Administration, Public Administration, Education or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial operational experience as Pilot-in-Command ( PIC ). Pilot ratings and certificates must include Commercial Pilot Single & Multi-engine Land, Instrument Airplane. Instructor ratings and certificates must include Single & Multi-engine Land, Instrument Airplane ( CFI, MEI, CFII ). Knowledge of and experience with training aircraft and commercial aircraft systems.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the UNO Employment site at . Including current resume, a cover letter addressing professional experience and qualifications, 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 July 16, 2024. Anticipated start date is January 20, 2025. The position will remain open until filled. For more information about the Aviation Institute, visit our web page at or contact the Search Committee Chair, Scott Vlasek at or 402-554-3785.


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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