Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor to teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate/graduate space operations and technology courses in the Spaceflight Operations degree program at our Daytona Beach, FL campus.

The Spaceflight Operations degree is a unique program focused on the regulation, planning, flight, safety, policy, management, human factors, and training aspects of today's spaceflight programs. Supporting curriculum for the program comes from the four colleges at the Daytona Beach campus, which include the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Aviation, the David B. O'Maley College of Business, and the College of Engineering.

This position includes a mix of teaching, research, and service obligation. Basic teaching requirements are 9 undergraduate credit hours (three courses) per semester, to allow for funded research. Teaching obligations may include courses in the Space Studies minor and graduate courses.  Support of Thesis/Dissertations as committee member/chair is expected.

The candidate is expected to develop new course materials and teach previously developed courses. Service duties include: student advisement, curriculum evaluation, committee participation, and project leadership. The candidate is expected to pursue scholarly activities with the possibility of workload reassignment for funded research, and to participate in individual and group research projects involving students. This is a nine-month position, renewed annually, with the possibility of summer teaching and/or research assignments.

Qualified applicants please attach a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to the online application.




A doctorate in physics, astronomy, space policy, space science, human factors, or a related aerospace field is desired. A Master's degree in a similar field with significant experience in the space industry will be considered with the commitment that the applicant would pursue a doctorate in a qualifying field.

The candidate must possess effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to relate space programs operations, planning, or policy to the historical and planned space programs. The candidate is expected to have established a record of, or be able to successfully demonstrate, teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The position is expected to begin in August 2021 and includes a mix of teaching, research, and service obligations. Candidates with leadership skills and operational experience are encouraged. 

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