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(UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Instructor/Teaching Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670085535 Poly Dept of UAS
Job no: 510430
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Salina, Kansas
Categories: Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants, Aviation / UAT / UAS
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) department, with its faculty and staff in its Applied Aviation Research Center, has an international reputation for excellence in UAS teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the department’s teaching and research activities. Areas of teaching emphasis may include, but are not limited to, UAS systems integration, data acquisition and management, introductory courses, and advanced operations courses where applied research is integrated into the curriculum. More information on the UAS Program can be found at https://polytechnic.k-state.edu/academics/degree-options/

  • For Non-Tenure Track Instructor:
    • Nine month appointment, expected effort will be 90% teaching, 10% service
    • Develop and deliver internationally recognized teaching and research programs
    • Advise and direct research by undergraduate students
    • Create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality

  • For Non-Tenure Track Teaching Assistant Professor:
    • Nine month appointment, expected effort will be 80% teaching, 10% scholarship, 10% service
    • Develop and deliver internationally recognized teaching and research programs
    • Advise and direct research by undergraduate students
    • Create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality

  •  For Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Ph.D. required):
    • Nine month appointment, expected effort will be 80% teaching, 10% scholarship, 10% service
    • Develop and deliver internationally recognized teaching and research programs
    • Advise and direct research by undergraduate students
    • Create an environment that fosters diversity and collegiality
    • Attract grant funds to support teaching and research programs
    • Develop collaborative programs with other faculty, units, and departments at Kansas State University, and allied industry organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least 3 years UAS industry, academia, and/or military experience
  • At least 1 year teaching experience in higher education and/or industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline (for tenure-track position)
  • Research/sponsored project experience in industry or a record of scholarship in UAS

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 along with the online application:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Complete Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by April 11th, 2021.

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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