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The University of Nebraska at Kearney, Aviation Systems Management program, is searching for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will assume overall leadership of the Aviation Systems Management program as part of a succession plan. The planned start date will be January or August, 2018. The successful candidate will join a program having a strong history of service and developing aviation professionals in flight operations and aviation management. Teaching responsibilities will be based upon the strengths of the individual selected but may include one or more of the following areas: Aviation Safety, Aviation Law, Airport Management, Air Traffic Control, UAS/Airline/Corporate Operations, Human Factors, 14 CFR Part 141 Pilot Ground Schools, Advanced Aircraft Systems, Aerodynamics, and other courses as appropriate. An active and productive research / scholarship agenda coupled with a strong interest in service to the University and student advising/engagement is expected. In addition to their teaching and research activities, the successful candidate will also provide the vision and leadership required to support and enhance the mission of the Aviation Systems Management program. Primary administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Program development/management; Supervision and mentoring faculty and students; Assessment and accreditation leadership; FAA and UNK International Studies liaison; Coordination of student recruitment and retention efforts; Lead and develop aviation industry relations; and Coordination with flight training vendor.
Doctorate in a related field. Individuals that are ABD or a Master’s qualified interested in a “Grow Your Own” program resulting in expeditiously earning a Doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have significant relevant aviation industry experience and a passion for teaching. Applicant must hold at least a current Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificate.
Experience in assessment / outcomes based accreditation and working with international students. A current Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single Engine, Multiengine and Instrument Airplane ratings and third class or higher medical certificate is highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins March 1, 2018. For more information and to apply visit http://unkemployment.unk.edu/. For more information about the position contact: Terry Gibbs; or 308-865-8309. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate. Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive. The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care. The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees. Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,500 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. http://www.unk.edu/
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment. The University of Nebraska at Kearney 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. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies. UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Director/ADA Coordinator.
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