Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Aviation invites nominations and applications for highly qualified candidates for a full-time nine (9) month position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Aviation, to begin August 2018. 


Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia. The School of Engineering and Technology includes the Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Architecture, and Department of Aviation. The programs are ABET, NAAB, and AABI accredited.


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.


Applicants 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 ratingsAn Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP), Multi-engine rating, and Certified flight Instructor-Multi-Engine (MEI); and instrument ratings (CFII) are highly desirable.


Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous teaching experience at the university level.

The successful candidate(s) will possess the following skills and abilities: 

  • Significant aviation experience

  • Proven team-building skills

  • Ability to think outside of the box to achieve goals 

  • Ability to inspire students, and 

  • Can contribute to the vision of the University as a whole with an energetic disposition.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with rank/experience.  Interested candidates should submit an Application for Employment for Faculty, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, personal contact information, and a list of three professional references (names and addresses) electronically to joyce.shirazi@hamptonu.edu, or to the following address via US mail: 


Joyce Shirazi, DSc, PE

Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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