Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Aviation
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Open Until filled


The Department of Aviation at Hampton University invites applications for a nine-month faculty position starting on August 24, 2015. Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Tidewater Peninsula in Hampton, Virginia. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department is seeking a faculty member who can contribute to the vision of the University as a whole with an energetic disposition and an ability to inspire students.

The Department of Aviation offers five degree programs in Aviation--two Associate of Science (A.S.) degree options and three Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree options.  The objectives of the programs are (1) to prepare students for meaningful aviation careers within the government and aerospace industry and (2) to enable students to bring to aviation a strong sense of social awareness and responsibility to the public.

Duties and Responsibilities



The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of aviation and flight courses, coach the University’s Flight Team, collaborate with distinguished colleagues in Flight Operations, Air Traffic Management, and Aviation Management programs; and work with a highly-skilled and dedicated Flight Operations staff at the contracted airport.  The teaching load is typically 12 or more credits per semester.  Applicants should also demonstrate a desire to serve the University community, conduct research, seek external funding, and evidence of enhancing their own professional development.







The successful applicant must have a Master’s Degree in Aviation or a related field and a Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument and Certified Flight Instructor ratings.  Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in a related field.  An Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP), Multi-engine rating, and Certified flight Instructor-Multi-Engine (MEI); and instrument ratings (CFII) are highly desirable.  Additional qualifications include significant aviation experience, teaching experience in higher education, proven team-building skills, and the ability to think outside of the box to achieve goals.   



How to Apply

Salary and rank are commensurate with the level of experience.  All candidates should send a letter of application, current vita, official transcript of highest degree, and three original letters of recommendation to:

Mr. Carey Freeman, Chair
Department of Aviation
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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