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Description: Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics beginning June 1, 2024. Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians, committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.  Rank and pay are commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate for this position will: teach 27 credit hours per year (lecture and lab); work closely with the Department Chair and Dean to develop and administer aerospace-related curriculum to students in the Aeronautics degree programs; assist with the administration of the flight laboratories, and coordinate administration of ground and flight instruction with the flight training contractor; ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory guidelines and university policies; provide recommendations and implementations to the Department Chair for the enhancement of curriculum, the flight operations facilities, equipment, employee training and laboratory safety practices; and ensure compliance with university, accreditor and FAA requirements, regulations and procedures.


  • Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in aviation, aeronautics, or a course of study relevant to duties. Effective communication, organization, and administrative skills. Experience leading an aviation, training, education, or military organization. FAA Commercial, Instrument, and CFI/II certifications and ratings. Experience teaching FAA Part 61 or 141 Private Pilot Certification and Instrument Rating ground school or military equivalent.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D or Ed.D in aviation, aeronautics, or a course of study relevant to duties. Experience building and administering FAA Part-141 certified collegiate aviation curriculum. Experience relevant to space operations, aviation maintenance or advanced aviation mobility (AAM) platforms. Familiarity with foreign certification activities. FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground Certificates (AGI and IGI). FAA Multi-Engine Instructor and Airline Transport Pilot certifications. Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate holder. Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word and Excel especially, experience with Blackboard or other curriculum administration software. Ability to maintain professional and harmonious relationships with diverse populations.

Application Process:  To apply, please complete the online application by clicking the button below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions, or subsequent termination after hire.  This position will remain open until filled.   By completing this application you are giving Charleston Southern University the authority to contact any person, educational institution, current or former employer, or company to disclose in good faith any information they may have regarding your qualifications and fitness for employment including, but not limited to, those you have listed in your application materials.  Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, criminal background check and reference check.  Applicants who will drive for the University will be required to complete a background check on their driving record. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. For additional information contact Lloyd Richardson, Chair, Aeronautics at (

Located near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,600 students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management, Nursing, Christian Studies and Computer Science.  The mission of the University is “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” and the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.  Charleston Southern has nationally accredited programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics.  Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.  

Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and tobacco-free campus.  We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and University-administered programs.  In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment.  The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University’s religious tenets and core values.

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