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Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Assistant/ Associate Professor, Professor of Practice (Professional Pilot)

Apply now Department: 3670085520 Poly Sch of Integrated Studies
Job no: 506815
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Salina, Kansas, Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Aviation / UAT / UAS
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas State Polytechnic is seeking applications for full-time Professional Pilot faculty member.  The successful candidate shall teach undergraduate students covering subject matter in professional pilot curriculum (existing and future courses).  This is a nine-month teaching position which includes a full benefit package.  For additional information on benefits, visit www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview.

Open rank faculty position opportunities:

  • Tenure Track: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Non-Tenure Track: Teaching Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Professor of Practice

Why Join Us:

Be part of a professional team, working together to prepare students for an exciting, in-demand career.  Our Professional Pilot degree option is FAA regulation part 141 approved, AABI accredited, and allows students to qualify for a Restricted Airline Transport Certificate (ATP) at 1,000 hours.  The Polytechnic Campus of Kansas State University is uniquely located at the Salina Regional Airport which helps maintain the focus of producing premier aviation professionals. Salina is a family friendly community with easy access to Manhattan, Wichita, and Kansas City for dining, cultural, and sporting experiences. Salina Regional Airport provides daily, inexpensive jet service to Chicago and Denver.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Understanding of commercial aviation
  • 3 years of FAA Part 121 flight crew experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Desire to work with interdisciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in aviation related field
  • Willingness to teach crew resource management
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting
  • FAA flight instructor, airplane certificate

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume with the names and contact information of three current, professional references (titles, mailing and email addresses, and phone numbers). 

Note: Only complete application packets will be accepted.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$50,000 - $80,000, depending upon qualifications.

Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $50,000. Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding. Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range. The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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