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Assistant or Associate Professor of Aviation Maintenance Science

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The College of Aviation (COA) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)—Daytona Beach invites applications and nominations for a non-tenure track or tenure track faculty position in the Department of Aviation Maintenance Science at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The College seeks a dynamic individual with significant practical and academic experience in the Aviation Maintenance Science (AMS) discipline to teach in the second largest department within the COA. This 9-month appointment is at our campus in Daytona Beach, FL.

The COA has an FAA-approved Part 147 AMTS contained within the AMS degree program. This provides students a rigorous curriculum and excellent opportunities for career advancement. The AMS program at ERAU is taught by dedicated faculty who are collaborative, student-focused and intellectually curious. The department is looking for an individual to join our faculty and help accomplish ERAU’s strategic goals.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the gold standard in Aviation and Aerospace Education. The program draws students from around the world who are dedicated to their future careers. Its talented faculty, state of the art classrooms, lab facilities, and use of instructional best-practices, mean that its graduates are sought after by some of the most prestigious employers in the world.

Reporting to the Department Chair of Aviation Maintenance Sciences, the faculty member will lecture, oversee laboratory instruction, collaborate with University faculty, and provide student–centric instruction. They will support their students through mentorship. Faculty in the department will be expected to embrace new teaching methods, support innovation, and – secondarily - conduct research and pursue grants. The successful candidate will embrace an active safety management system (SMS) within the department.


The successful candidate will/will have:

  • Earned a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Possess a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.
  • Experience in aviation maintenance sciences: civil, military, corporate, general aviation, manufacturer, or airline.
  • Experience in an academic environment.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining channels of communication with professional groups and industry organizations.
  • Experience maintaining academic excellence with respect to teaching.
  • Mentor students regarding long term aviation and aerospace career development.
  • Develop innovative curriculum commensurate with the high standards of the department and University.
  • Experience in applied research and grant writing (strongly preferred).
  • FAA Flight ratings, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), urban air mobility, space technology experience (preferred).

The position is expected to begin work January, 2023. Applications should include a CV and a detailed letter discussing aviation experience and academic qualifications that demonstrate a fit with the AMS Department and the position.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

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