The Aeronautical Science Department in the College of Aviation
(COA) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach invites
applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of
Assistant/Associate Professor to teach in the Unmanned Aircraft
Systems Science undergraduate program, which is housed in the
Aeronautical Science Department. Exceptionally qualified candidates
may be considered for a tenure track appointment.
The Aeronautical Science Department hosts the largest degree
program for professional pilots in the world and is one of the
largest departments on the Daytona Beach Campus that houses three
undergraduate degrees focusing on professional aviation. Our
program prepares graduates to enter the industry as UAS operators
and managers. At the Daytona Beach Campus, the Unmanned Aircraft
Systems (UAS) Science degree provides the necessary education and
training for aspiring professionals in the diverse field of
unmanned aviation operations. The degree provides a solid
foundation for several UAS applications areas, including hazardous
operations, surveillance and data collection, secure operations,
long duration operations, highly-repetitive operations, and
autonomous operations as well as flight training in various
platforms, including the UAV Factory Penguin C system. Students are
required to take service learning courses so they can apply their
knowledge and skills in practical applications prior to graduation.
Many of these support faculty research or are done on study abroad
courses. Graduates will be well grounded in all aspects of UAS
operations, ranging from simple inspection missions to planning and
executing complex long-term missions in ways that ensure safe and
professional operations at all levels. In addition, we have a
minors in UAS applications and a minor is UAS in Public Safety
which are available to students to complement other degrees.
Teaching excellence is our top priority along with applied
research in aviation related areas. Key to our mission is providing
effective mentoring and advising to our students as they prepare to
enter the industry. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science program
is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International
This position requires a broad base of knowledge and experience
of various UAS platforms. Teaching areas will include FAR Part 107
certification, introduction to UAS, capture and processing of
imagery, safety of UAS flight operations, development of UAS
operations, crew resource management as it applies to UAS
operations, and the use of sUAS equipment in flight operations in
support of classroom activities.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties will include
curriculum development and committee participation on Department
and University levels. The candidate will also have a strong
interest in pursuing or supporting scholarship and professional
activities appropriate to advancing aviation education and aviation
interests in the industry.
This is a nine-month term, for a non-tenure track position.
Strong candidates with the earned doctorate and an established
record of published research may be considered for a tenure-track.
The position will begin August 10, 2021.
Required minimum qualifications: Applicant must have a master's
degree in UAS or related field, FAA Remote Pilot Certificate, FAA
Ground Instructor Certificate- Basic, and record of experience with
common sUAS or larger UAS platforms.
Preferred qualifications: Earned doctorate in a UAS or related
field, experience with a Piccolo Command Center-based system, UAS
industry certifications, and FAA pilot certificate for airplanes or