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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Job Location:
Daytona Beach, Florida
Aerospace Engineering
Job Description

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, FL invites applications to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety to begin August 2022.

Teaching assignments may include, but are not limited to undergraduate and graduate courses in occupational safety and/or aviation safety/accident investigation, and related areas supporting the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Aerospace and Occupational Safety and the Master of Science in Aviation (MSAv).

The position includes a mix of teaching, research, and service obligations. The candidate must possess effective teaching skills at the undergraduate level, including the ability to relate theory to application through experiential learning. Basic teaching requirements for tenure-track faculty are 9 undergraduate credit hours (three courses) per semester with the possibility of replacing some teaching credit hours with equivalent funded research. The candidate is expected to develop new course materials as well as teach previously developed courses. Tenure-track faculty selected to serve as the program coordinator will be given an additional course reduction.   

Tenure-track faculty are expected to pursue moderate scholarly research activities with the possibility of additional workload reassignment for funded research, and to participate in individual and group research projects involving students.

Service duties may include student mentorship, curriculum evaluation and assessment, committee participation, and project leadership.

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department offers five bachelor's degree programs, each unique: Aerospace and Occupational Safety, Air Traffic Management, Meteorology, and Spaceflight Operations.  While each program is different from the others, all are good choices for students who want challenging and rewarding careers.  Aerospace and Occupational Safety (ASOS) gives students opportunities to gain the knowledge and the expertise needed to address safety concerns in aviation, aerospace operations, as well as most businesses and industries across the globe.  Graduates of the AOS program have gone on to fill key safety management roles in the public and private sectors.


The preferred candidate will have a doctorate degree in Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Public Health, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, or closely related discipline.  Students nearing the completion of their doctorate (within one year) are also encouraged to apply. Prior workplace experience managing a safety function, and/or risk management is desired. Experience in the aviation or aerospace sector is highly desired. Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching, research, service, and mentoring undergraduate students is expected. CSP, SHI and/or SMS preferred.  

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application clearly showing they meet the minimum qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and a combined statement of teaching and research interests. Please include three professional references with contact information and unofficial transcripts from accredited institutions.  Official transcripts will be required at a later date should the applicant be selected. Applications must be submitted online via

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