Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Factors

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ, United States

Phone: 2399612303
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Factors


Prescott, AZ 


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About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses, and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

The Behavioral & Social Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Arizona Campus (ERAU), invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position. A qualified candidate will have expertise in Human Factors through at least one of the following: doctoral training, research, and/or practice experience. The position will preferably begin in August 2022, but a January 2023 start date is negotiable.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will become an integral part of the College of Arts & Sciences, with duties that include:
  • Teaching undergraduate courses that serve students across campus.
  • Maintaining a productive program of research.
  • Supervising undergraduate research.
  • Contributing to university, departmental, and professional service.
ERAU faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. The department and its current faculty are committed to the scientist-practitioner approach to education and working side-by-side with students on research and industry collaborations. A successful candidate will be committed to the same.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% 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, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctorate in psychology or provide evidence that their degree will be completed by August of 2022. Training and research must be relevant to Human Factors Psychology.

This position is open to any area of Human Factors Psychology, but preference will be given to candidates who can complement or add to existing strengths within the program, department, and campus including simulation, aviation safety, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity, and human-automation collaboration. Preference also will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in the following areas: neurorobotics/physiological measures, training, usability and user experience, and augmented or virtual reality.

Candidates must provide evidence of or the potential to conduct and publish quality research and excel in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Special Instructions

Applicants must complete the application online at and upload all required documents. Applicants who do not upload all required documentation cannot be considered for an on-campus interview.

Applicants must include three (3) references with contact information in the application. Letters of recommendation will be requested for shortlisted candidates.

To apply, submit the following:

1. A letter of application addressing all of the above-required qualifications;
2. Statements of (1) research; and (2) teaching philosophy and experience;
3. A current curriculum vitae; and
4. Unofficial transcripts.