Adjunct Faculty - AERN

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Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Part-time
Home Org/Dept: Aeronautics Program - Kent Campus [100853]

Job Title:

 Adjunct Faculty

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


Standard compensation for a 3-credit hour course begins at $3300.

Basic Function:

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering is seeking qualified individuals who may be interested in working as adjunct faculty members in support of its programs.


Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


The College of Aeronautics and Engineering is seeking qualified individuals who may be interested in working as adjunct faculty members in support of the following programs:

Additionally, faculty are needed to support the following minors:

The following programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI): AEST, ATAM, AVMN, PROP. The remaining two programs will be seeking AABI accreditation during the next affirmation cycle.

Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Selected candidates will be considered for teaching a full range of lecture and lab courses in the above-listed programs. Courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Air Transportation Industry Regulations
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation Security and Policy Seminar
  • Aviation Maintenance Law and Regulations
  • Labor Relations in the Aviation Industry
  • Radar Satellite Weather Information 
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command, Control and Communications
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sensing and Sensor Systems
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Law and Regulations
  • Weather Information Systems
  • Weather Strategy for Aircrews

For a full description of the degree programs and the courses, please visit the links above or the 2023-2024 University Catalog.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Adjunct faculty are expected to:

  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver learning activities to achieve course outcomes.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory work, assignments, papers, and examinations.
  • Maintain and submit student grades and other required documentation by specified deadlines.
  • Perform student learning outcome assessment for accreditation purposes.
  • Be available to students for office hours and out of classroom academic support.
  • Be sensitive to the needs of a diverse population.
  • May be asked to attend periodic meetings relative to teaching duties and training and development.

Courses are offered on a semester basis, fall (mid-August through mid-December), spring (mid-January through mid-May) and summer (several sessions). Classes are typically offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:45 am and 10:00 pm and run 1-2 days a week. The schedule of any class taught by an adjunct faculty member in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering will be coordinated with student schedules and the adjunct faculty’s availability, and on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in aeronautics, aviation, profession pilot, aviation maintenance, airport management, unmanned aircraft systems, air traffic control, or related field, and at least 7 years related-work experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent) and advanced communication (verbal, written and interpersonal) and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

  • A  master’s in aerospace engineering, aerospace engineering technology, or related field, and at least 3 years related-work experience


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

 Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Working Schedule:


Special Instructions Summary:


Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.


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