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Assistant Chief for Ground Schools

Company: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Prescott
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Arizona campus is accepting applications for Assistant Chief for Ground Schools, a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor of Aeronautical Science to begin in the Fall 2021 semester. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow's aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80F in the summer and 45F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Teaching assignments include airplane and/or helicopter ground schools at the private, instrument, and commercial pilot levels.

The normal teaching load corresponds to five 3-credit hour courses per semester. A reduction in teaching load will be considered to accommodate Assistant Chief of Ground Schools responsibilities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the FAA requirements for the ERAU Ground School Air Agency Certificate and ensure compliance

  • Update Training Course Outlines (TCOs) and associated curricula for the associated courses

  • Ensure standardization across multiple sections and instructors

When not teaching class, instructors maintain regular office hours for student support and faculty collaboration. The instructors will actively plan, design, and implement techniques and materials for course improvement and student support. Candidates must demonstrate a love for learning in order to inspire students who are lifelong learners.

Applicant will be required to complete FAA Part 141 certification by Chief Flight Instructor.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans - PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


  • The selected candidate must have at least Master's Degree, preferably in an aviation-related field.

  • Candidates must possess either a current FAA flight instructor with instrument-airplane rating (CFI-I) and/or an advanced ground instructor (AGI) and instrument ground instructor (IGI) certificate.

  • A minimum 6 months as a ground school instructor experience at a certificated pilot school.

  • Preferred candidates should have a multi-engine rating and multi-engine instructor (MEI) rating.

The position is available beginning in August 2021. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit (upload) a letter of application clearly showing that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, a current resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a summary of relevant aviation related experience and course work.

Please include three professional references with contact information.

Keywords: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott , Assistant Chief for Ground Schools, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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