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Teaching at Embry-Riddle Worldwide

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide hires adjunct instructors to teach through various course-delivery methods for the College of Business, College of Aeronautics, and College of Arts and Sciences.

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your education and experience at a university committed to the latest instructional techniques and technology, then an adjunct teaching position at Embry-Riddle – Worldwide may be perfect for you.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in the field of expertise
  • Verifiable professional experience in the subject discipline
  • Contemporary experience working in the aviation/aerospace industry

We are especially interested in applicants who hold a terminal degree (Ph.D., DPA, JD, or ERAU Master of Aeronautical Science degree, etc.) in the area in which they desire to teach and who have direct experience related to the course content. Individuals finishing their doctoral work or holding a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the related discipline and demonstrated teaching experience will also be considered. (Note: We cannot consider applicants who do not have the minimum of an earned Master’s degree.)

To see what college, courses, and locations we are currently hiring for, please visit our application portal. Any course that has a doctorate degree listed as the highest degree earned requires that all applicants applying to that course have earned a doctorate-level degree.

The Hiring Process

Below is an example of what a faculty applicant can expect throughout this process.

  • An initial review of qualifications.
  • An interview that includes representatives from the College.
  • Request for official documentation of applicant’s qualifications.
  • The ERAU Faculty Course Clearance Approval (FCCA) process. (Please note that this step may take a few weeks).
  • FERPA Certification.
  • New-hire paperwork, which is managed through Human Resources and required prior to enrollment in the Faculty Development (FACD) courses.
Candidate Requirements

New faculty candidates will be required to provide and complete the following:

  • Official transcripts (NOTE: If you are an ERAU graduate, you cannot be cleared to teach graduate courses until a year has passed from the date of your degree conferred on your transcript).
  • Resume/CV
  • Professional certifications, upon request
  • Specific letters of recommendation, upon request
  • Specialized faculty development courses (FACD Courses) prior to being scheduled to teach.
    • Full course descriptions and scheduling options will be made available by the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) – Worldwide Campus, once faculty status has been applied.
    • These are required courses that vary by teaching modality.
    • Summary course descriptions:
      • FACD 101 - Teaching at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. This is an introductory course for all prospective ERAU-Worldwide instructors. This course covers the responsibilities of ERAU instructors, best practices for course preparation and course delivery, and required training, and it provides perspective for teaching in aerospace and military environments.
      • FACD 300/300L - Instructional Use of Blackboard (with Lab). This is an introductory course for all prospective ERAU-Worldwide instructors. The course covers the features of ERAU’s course management system and how they are used, including best practices.
      • FACD 302 - Supporting Online Learners. This is an introductory course for all prospective online instructors. It also has application for any ERAU instructor using a blended format. The course covers best practices in online learning, student-centered approaches to teaching, and instructional application of web-based tools for collaboration.
    • Courses required within 12 months of hire:
      • FACD 801 – Ignite Pedagogy Introduction. This is an introductory course about the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), IGNITE. This self-paced tutorial explains how inquiry-based teaching and learning differs from the more traditional approaches, offers guidance on preparing and conducting an inquiry-based activity, and introduces the general characteristics of an inquiry-based activity. Note: You will receive instructions on how to complete this one-hour training as part of your FACD 101 course.
      • FACD 802 – Igniting Research in Your Course. FACD 802 covers inquiry-based activities in the context of the university’s QEP project entitled IGNITE. This four-week course is the second of two courses explaining inquiry-based learning and showing how to identify features and components of a course that support the Quality Enhancement Plan. Participants meet once during the course using the university’s web-conferencing tool, EagleVision, and submit course material via a learning management tool (LMS). Throughout the course, faculty discuss and share research techniques and practices common to industry and academia – as identified in practice or literature –as well as techniques and practices unique to Embry-Riddle. This course reviews the process of gathering research materials and how those materials inform in-class pedagogical practices at the most basic level, e.g., an in-class learning activity. Prerequisite: FACD 801.

NOTE: All FACD courses except FACD 801 are 4 weeks in length and begin on the 15th of each month except for the month of December.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap, veteran’s status or sexual orientation and identity.

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