Assistant Professor - Aviation Institute

Assistant Professor - Aviation Institute


Date Posted: 
February 19, 2018
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, CB 120, Omaha, NE, 68182, US
Contact Person: 
Scott Vlasek
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University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service

School of Public Administration Aviation Institute




The Aviation Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position. Candidates for the position should be able to teach undergraduate courses in the Aviation Institute’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems concentration as well as in the Institute’s core curriculum.  In particular, candidates should have the capacity to teach undergraduate courses in unmanned aircraft systems operations, mission planning, and advanced UAS procedures.

Additionally, candidates should be able to teach some courses within the core curriculum such as aviation policy, management, regulation, law, and transportation research.   A successful candidate will possess a doctorate in a discipline related to aviation, transportation, or a field utilizing UAS for research and engagement, including engineering, geography, public administration, public policy, and political science.  ABDs will be considered, but must demonstrate the capacity to complete the requirements of the doctorate prior to the August 2018 preferred start date.  A successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for funded research, scholarly publications, and excellence in the classroom.  Preferred qualifications include professional experience with UAS operations, UAS and aviation policy and regulation, as well as UAS / aviation research, consulting, or management.


The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

The University and Institute have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

The Aviation Institute is located in the School of Public Administration which provides a supportive and collaborative academic culture. The Institute offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation with concentrations in Air Transport Administration, Professional Flight, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  For more information about the Aviation Institute, visit our web page at: or contact the Search Committee Chair, Mr. Scott Vlasek at or 402-554-3424.


To apply for this position, go to and click on “Work at UNO”. Current curriculum vita, a cover letter addressing professional experience and qualifications, and the names and contact information for three references must be attached to the electronic application. Applicants are also encouraged to attach evidence of teaching excellence and productive scholarly research. This position will remain open until filled.