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Aviation Maintenance Faculty - Open Rank

Apply now Department: 3670085547 Salina Dept of Aviation
Job no: 511844
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Salina, Kansas
Categories: Education / Instructional, Aviation / UAT / UAS
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas State University's Aerospace and Technology Campus in Salina seeks applications for a full-time faculty member in Aviation Maintenance Management to join its Department of Aviation. This is an open-rank, nine-month position, with expected effort in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Open rank faculty position opportunities: 

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

Why Join Us:

As one of the best aviation universities in the country, our university and award-winning campus have an international reputation for excellence. We are looking for a passionate and engaging teacher to lead undergraduate level courses in the Aviation Maintenance program and work with a team to provide strategic direction for program support, sustainability, and improvement. More information can be found at

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: 

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 Aviation or closely related field
  • FAA Mechanic with Airframe and Powerplant ratings
  • Three (3) years minimum technical experience in the aviation maintenance industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years minimum successful teaching experience in higher education in an FAA Part 147 program
  • Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline (for tenure track appointment)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment and with students, faculty, and administration
  • FAA Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • NCATT Aviation Electronics Technician
  • FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License
  • Ability to connect to the aviation industry

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Applicants must meet accreditation credential requirements to teach college courses

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Names and contact information for three current, professional references (titles, phone numbers, mailing and email addresses)

Note: Only complete applications will be accepted.

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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