Assistant Professor (Aerial Information Technology) (#84226) Position Description

The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM), tenure track, full-time, general funds, nine-month to begin approximately August 2023, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Teach a minimum of 9 courses per semester or equivalent and advise students as required. Assist in establishing and managing the Aeronautical Sciences B.S. degree program. Teach lower- and upper-division courses in unmanned aerial systems (UAS), UAS robotics, UAS mission plans and simulation, UAS flight, remote sensing and aerial photographic interpretation, GIS and geospatial data analysis. Participate in ongoing course and curriculum development activities in the program and college as a whole. Establish a solid applied research program related to Aeronautical Information Technology. Participate and engage in CAFNRM/University/community activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a Natural Resource Management, Engineering, Geography, or closely related field with emphasis on Aerial Information Technology from an accredited college or university by the time of appointment. FAA Remote Pilot Certification with an UAS Rating. Experience in a university aerial information technology program or industry/military UAS flight operations. Evidence of high-quality teaching at the college level. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly activity and publication.

Desirable Qualifications

Proven ability to develop university level curriculum in UAS and aerial information technology. Experience with agricultural, forestry, and coastal environmental applications of UAS. Experience teaching foundational courses in UAS and aerial information technology. Demonstrated potential for developing an innovative curriculum that integrates knowledge of existing flight systems with emerging UAS technologies. Significant record of scholarly publications utilizing UAS and (or) sensor technology. Record of extramural grant or other fund-raising activity. Experience with commercial or governmental UAS operations.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications (How to Apply)

For application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV and search for #84226 or Assistant Professor, Aerial Information Technology. Please be sure to review the full job posting before applying. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Bruce W. Mathews,

Please refer to position #84226 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

First review date March 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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