Assistant Professor of Aeronautics


Position Title

Assistant Professor of Aeronautics (Tenure Track)


School of Aviation


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Jacksonville University School of Aviation is seeking a career educator with civil and collegiate aviation experience to support our professional flight education program.

Essential Job Duties

Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate aviation courses in areas to include, but not limited to all levels of aircraft systems, crew resource management, the professional pilot's role in airline flight operations, and FAR Part 141 ground courses. In conjunction with the above courses, the position will be responsible for participating in and delivering Jet Transition Training in a Level-5 Bombardier CRJ700/900 FTD in compliance with FAR Part 121 pilot hiring qualifications and assisting in oversight of Part 141 flight courses. Additional responsibilities include student advising, research/scholarly and professional development activities, and service including participation in departmental, college, and university committees.

Special Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and develop broad array of aviation training
  • Ability to develop research specialization

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings or teaching outdoor concepts/skills
  • Some off-campus travel may be required

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate business machines and film equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot
  • Current FAA CFII and AGI

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree

Minimum Work Experience

  • Extensive civilian aviation experience with a background in FAR Part 121 or 135 operations.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., or master's degrees. Established record of successful collegiate aviation classroom teaching. Established research/scholarly activity or technical writing.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

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