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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States (on-site)
4 days ago
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago
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Additional Opportunities


Assistant Professor, Aviation and Space

School of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Aviation

August 2024

POSITION: The College of Education and Human Sciences, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Aviation, is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in Aviation and Space. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activity and teach graduate and undergraduate program courses, specifically in areas appropriate to the program needs. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the university's land grant mission, and a desire to make a positive impact on the community through scholarship teaching, and service.


• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

• Perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in conformity with the mission, policies and procedures of the program, college, university and accrediting agencies.

• Evaluate and document student assignments, learning, skills, and abilities promptly.

• Serve as a resource person in areas of expertise and to other faculty and personnel of the community.

• Serve the university, college, and program, including committee work as appropriate.

• Adhere to all policies within the Oklahoma State University as well as program specific policies.

• Participate in university activities and professional organizations as a member.

• Serve in student recruiting and retention efforts for the program.

• Participate in curriculum implementation, revision, and evaluation.

• Participate in professional development commensurate with program needs.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate with an emphasis in aviation/aerospace or closely aligned area.


• FAA commercial single and multi-engine pilot certificate.

• The ability to meet requirements to act as a ground instructor under 14 CFR Part 141 with an appropriate flight or ground instructor certificate or will be able to obtain an appropriate ground instructor certificate.

• Aviation experience in either the United States military and/or civilian air carrier industry.

• Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

• A clearly articulated research agenda and/or

• Peer-reviewed research publications.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include comprehensive medical and retirement plans. Information on benefits can be found at


The Oklahoma State University Aviation and Space Program offers four undergraduate degree options: professional pilot, aviation security, aviation management, and technical services management. In addition, the program offers an online Master of Science in Aviation and Space degree, as well as a Doctor of Education in Applied Educational Studies - Aviation and Space specialization.

The position will be located at the main campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma, home of a fully supported and growing flight center that includes a growing fleet of Cirrus SR-20's, Cessna 172's, Cessna 152's, Piper Seminoles, and a strong group of growing enthusiastic and talented students. The aviation and space program has 550 undergraduate and graduate students. Since the spring semester of 2022 our program has enjoyed the newly constructed, 12,000-square foot, Ray and Linda Booker OSU Flight Center. Stillwater provides a combination of large city amenities but maintains the charm of a smaller community. Stillwater is ideally situated to Oklahoma City and Tulsa. A short drive provides an opportunity for dining, cultural, and professional sporting events. Stillwater is a remarkable community and offers affordable housing, excellent schools and has been ranked as one of America's safest cities.

Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 26,000 students. The University offers 91 programs of study leading to a bachelor's degree, 70 master's programs and 46 programs at the doctoral level. OSU's main campus in Stillwater (pop. 47,000) is roughly 60-70 miles from both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas. The College of Education and Human Sciences is housed in Willard Hall, centrally located on OSU's scenic campus. As one of four schools in the College, the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology also houses the program areas of Health Education and Promotion and Nursing. For more information about Oklahoma State University, you may wish to view OSU's website at


For full consideration application materials must be received by December 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vita, official transcript(s) verifying academic preparation, proof of certifications, and the contact information of three references via the Cornerstone application system,

For more information on the Aviation and Space Program, please visit our website at or for specific information you may contact Dr. Jon Loffi at

For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, call 405-744-2909.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit

Job ID: 72489908
Education / Teaching / Administration
Stillwater , Oklahoma , United States

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the most beautiful and affordable universities in the nation, OSU has more t...

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