University of Nebraska at Omaha Seeking Assistant Professor


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 (UNO) seeks applicants for a
tenure track Assistant Professor position. A successful candidate will possess a doctorate in
Aeronautical Science, Public Administration, Transportation, Business, Education, or other fields
aligned with teaching and research in aviation. Candidates for the position should be able to
teach undergraduate courses in the Aviation Institute’s core curriculum. Courses of value for
instruction include Introduction to Airports, Airline Operations, Meteorology, Data Analytics,
Airport Master Planning, General Aviation Operations, and others. The successful candidate
would have a proposed research agenda that would complement our other tenured/tenure track
faculty members. This could include research related to safety, human factors, diversity and
inclusion, workforce development, crewed and uncrewed aircraft, and more. A successful
candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach in higher education and possess strong
written and oral communication skills. While not required, it would be beneficial for a candidate
to hold an FAA pilot and/or remote pilot certificate. ABD’s will be considered but must
demonstrate the capacity to complete the requirements of the doctorate prior to the August 2023
preferred start date.

The Aviation Institute is in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska and is a nationally recognized aviation
program housed 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. The Aviation Institute is a proud partner in workforce development initiatives with Jet
Linx Aviation, Southwest Airlines Destination 225°, United Aviate, Republic Airways, Mesa
Airlines, and Envoy Air. Students have an opportunity to join several diverse organizations
including Women in Aviation International, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals,
Alpha Eta Rho International, and the National Gay Pilots Association. Additionally, the UNO
Flying Mavs compete in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association.
To apply for this position, go to 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. Application review will begin February 6, 2023. Anticipated start date is
August 14, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
For more information about the Aviation Institute, visit our web page at or contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Becky Lutte at or 402-554-3424.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the
faculty and staff.  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.