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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track (Aerospace/Aviation)

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Aviation at the University of North Dakota seeks qualified applicants for a 9-month, tenure track, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2023. 

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Teaching various aviation courses (3/3 course load equivalent for Assistant Professors) at the graduate level.Teaching various aviation graduate courses to include safety, qualitative research, and human factors.Maintain at least a 20% research load working toward externally funded grants primarily in the UAS area.Advising students on academic and career aspirations.Serving on departmental, college and university committees, as assigned.Supervising graduate students conducting scholarly activities.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Opportunities to additionally teach in the Summer may be available. This position may be eligible for a remote worksite agreement.

Required Competencies
    Ability to teach and develop a broad array of aviation courses at the graduate levelsAbility to conduct quality academic research.Competent in using scholarly tools such as “R.”
Minimum Requirements
    Ph.D., Ed.D. or J.D. degree.5 years of professional aviation experience.Evidence of established record of successful, collegiate-level classroom teaching in aviation.Successful completion of a Criminal History Background 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
    Pilot certifications.Record of published research.
Minimum Hiring Salary

$72,000 + / year, commensurate with experience. Full-Time; 9 Month; Benefited, Exempt

Contract Period/Start Date

This 9 month contract would start August 16, 2023.

To ApplyFor full consideration applications must be received by January 31, 2022, and must include the following materials:

    Curriculum vitae.Statement of professional goals.Names and addresses of at least three professional references.
Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

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

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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