Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a Tenure Track/Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor to teach introductory and higher level undergraduate space operations and technology courses in the Commercial Space Operations degree program at our Daytona Beach, FL campus.

The Commercial Space Operations degree program is a unique B.S. degree focused on the regulation, planning, flight, safety, policy, management, human factors, and training aspects of today’s commercial space programs introduced at the ERAU Daytona Beach campus in the fall semester of 2013. Supporting curriculum for the program comes from the four colleges at the Daytona Beach campus which include the College of Arts and Science, the College of Aviation, the College of Business, and the College of Engineering.

This position includes a mix of teaching, research, and service obligation. Basic teaching requirements are 12 undergraduate credit hours (four courses) per semester, with the possibility of replacing some of the teaching credit hours with equivalent funded research. Teaching obligations may include courses in the Space Studies minor at both the lower and upper level, as required.

The candidate is expected to develop new course materials and teach previously developed courses. Service duties include: student advisement, curriculum evaluation, committee participation, and project leadership. The candidate is expected to pursue scholarly activities with the possibility of workload reassignment for funded research, and to participate in individual and group research projects involving students. This is a nine-month position, renewed annually, with the possibility of summer teaching and/or research assignments.

Qualified applicants please attach a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to the online application.


  • A doctorate in physics, astronomy, aerospace engineering, space policy, space science, human factors, aviation, or a related aerospace field is required.
  • A Master’s degree in a similar field with significant experience in the aerospace industry will be considered with the commitment that the applicant would pursue a doctorate in a qualifying field.
  • The candidate must possess effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to relate space programs operations, planning, or policy to the historical and planned space programs.
  • The candidate is expected to have established a record of, or be able to successfully demonstrate, teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Daytona BeachJob: Research and Academics

Education Level: Master’s Degree

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time