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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Faculty - Open Rank

Apply now Department: 3670085535 Salina Dept of UAS
Job no: 513404
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, KS is seeking an Unmanned Aircraft Systems faculty member. The successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the UAS 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. This is a nine-month, regular position.

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:

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.  More information on the UAS Program can be found at https://salina.k-state.edu/academics/degree-options/

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 either higher educator 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
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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. Complete Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three current, professional references

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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