Assistant Professor of Aeronautics (Tenure-track)


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. The JU aviation program offers two undergraduate degrees: Aviation Management & Flight Operations and Aviation Management. Both degree programs are accredited by AABI and offer a strong business foundation. Students also participate in management and operations internships at airlines, airports and aviation-related organizations. Flight training is in partnership with L3 Flight Academy. JU won the 2008 Loening Trophy at National NIFA SAFECON for the best collegiate aviation program, achieved 1st place in the 2011 Air Race Classic, and participates in the FAA’s ATC collegiate training initiative (CTI) program.

Essential Job Duties

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate aviation courses in areas to include, but not limited to: advanced aircraft systems, crew resource management, airline flight operations, and FAR Part 141 ground courses.
  • In conjunction with the above courses, the position will be responsible for overseeing Jet Transition Training in a Level-5 Bombardier CRJ700/900 FTD in compliance with FAR Part 121 pilot hiring qualifications and being the instructor of record for 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.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Earned Master's degree from an accredited university (no exceptions).

Minimum Work Experience

  • Extensive civilian aviation experience with a background in FAR Part 121 or 135 operations. Demonstrated ability to teach and develop broad array of aviation training courses. Ability to develop research specialization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Ed.D., or J.D. Degrees. FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. 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.

To Apply

Send a cover letter of application, vita/resume including teaching, industry and, if applicable, flight experience, and a list of three professional references to: Aviation Search Committee via email,

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.