Research Assistant Professor - Aerospace/Aviation

Position Information: DescriptionThe University of North Dakota (UND) is seeking qualified applicants for a non-tenure track research faculty position, to be filled at the Research Assistant Professor level, within the Department of Aviation.  This is a 12-month position and is contingent on available funding.  This position will support research within the research within the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace’s Aviation Department, and for the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS).

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Research ExecutionConduct research tasks to reach milestones.Produce reports, presentations, etc., as required.Present research (conferences, meetings, etc.).
Research LeadershipLead projects, including serving as the Point of Contact (POC) for sponsors.Lead research teams, including ensuring that research/project products are completed as required.Manage/ensure compliance associated with research efforts.Research DevelopmentLead proposal development.Support proposal development.Coordinate proposal teams.Ensure completion of required documents.Travel to meetings, etc., as required to support proposal/opportunity development.Required Competencies
    Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to be self-directed.Ability to function independently and as part of a team.Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and take initiative.Experience participating in large and small group meetings.Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.High level of attention-to-detail and the ability to generate timely work products.Must be able work with diverse groups of people. Demonstrated ability to connect resources, empower interested persons and organizations, and take leadership roles.
Minimum Requirements
    Completion of a Master’s degree and 3 years Aviation related experience (aviation, aerospace, engineering, etc.).Experience with executing research projects.Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Completion of a Ph.D., Ed.D., or J.D. degree.Experience leading research projects.Experience leading proposal development.Experience working with unmanned/autonomous systems.Experience working in higher education.
Minimum Hiring Salary$96,000.00; Full Time; Benefited; 12-month contract.

Work Schedule/Start DateAnticipated Start Date: July 1, 2022.

To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Cover letterCurriculum vitae.Names and addresses of at least 3 professional references.
NOTE:  Please provide attachments in .pdf format if possible.

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

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