Associate Director & Clinical Assistant Professor in the school of Aviation


Position Title

Associate Director & Clinical Assistant Professor in the school of Aviation


Davis College of Business and Technology


Full Time/Exempt 

Job Summary

Full-time faculty members at Jacksonville University are expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes, conduct scholarship and engage in professional development activities, and complete university and/or community service. The position may be a 9- or 12-month Full-time, non-tenure track position of Clinical Assistant Professor in Aeronautics. Additionally serve as a full-time associate administrator of the School of Aviation, primarily responsible for coordinating recruiting efforts and providing services to existing aviation students. The goal of this position will be to assist with the growth of the program and retaining students.


  • Teach classes—a typical l0ad is 24 hours annually
  • May engage in research/scholarship
  • May supervise student research projects
  • May supervise student internships
  • Participate in university service at the department, school, college, or university level
  • Participate in community service (optional)
  • Faculty Responsibilities: Normal teaching load will include 18 hours over the fall, spring, and summer terms consisting of aviation science courses taught under Federal Aviation. Regulations (FAR) Part 141 to support our flight operations program. Other duties include tracking student progress in flight program and conducting at least one evaluation flight per course each semester. Additional responsibilities will include student advising, professional development activities, and university service activities.
  • Recruiting: Serve as the enrollment coordinator for the School of Aviation and collaborate closely with Jacksonville University Admissions Office. Assist in growing our degree programs through aggressive student recruitment techniques. Recruitment requires personal interactions with prospective students and families. Manage all incoming/outgoing communications with new aviation students. Coordinate campus tours with the Admissions Office. Manage the Aviation Ambassador program and coordinate scheduling of airport tours. Participate in university-wide recruiting events.
  • Communication: Coordinate closely with key university offices to facilitate all stages of the recruiting process, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Advising Center. Collaborate with L3Harris Flight Academy in joint recruiting and marketing initiatives. Establish new networks for recruitment and maintain solid working relationships with guidance counselors, industry professionals, community organizations, and Jacksonville University.
  • Student Services: Serve as the student services coordinator for the School of Aviation. Assist incoming students with selection and registration of first semester Ground school and flight classes. Manage the Aviation Internship Program, including coordination with sponsors and students. Coordinate guest speakers for the program year round. Serve as advisor for one of the student aviation clubs on campus. Collaborate with our aviation advisory board as ex-officio member of the recruiting and marketing committee

Required Skills/Abilities

  • The ability to teach a broad range of lower-level and upper-level courses
  • The ability to incorporate technology into classroom teaching and to teach online and hybrid classes
  • The ability to work with diverse students and small class sizes
  • Participation in departmental, school, college, or university service
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work in a collaborative and cooperative manner

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • Typically, terminal degree in area of expertise
  • Master’s degree and valid FAA Flight and/or Ground Instructor Certificate to teach any FAAground schools (Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, Flight Instructor-Instrument).
  • Relevant aviation industry experience.
  • Prior experience teaching FAA ground school courses in a collegiate setting will be considered a very positive complement to the minimum qualifications.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.

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

Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume and cover letter along with a completed JU application to Capt. Tuohy at