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Southeast Missouri State University

Assistant (Tenure-Track) / Associate (Tenured) Professor OR Instructor (Regular Non-Tenure-Track) Aviation Department of Engineering
Southeast Missouri State University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position to develop and support an aviation program in the Department of Engineering & Technology. The appointment would include a release for the initial development of the program. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop courses and curriculum for a commercial-pilot-training bachelor-degree program, with a goal of meeting requirements of both the FAA 14 CFR Part 141 and the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) accreditation
  • Teach undergraduate courses in aviation, unmanned aircraft systems, and potentially other areas as assigned and qualified
  • Assist with a partnership (including its development) to provide flight training for the program
  • Develop and conduct any laboratory activities and maintain equipment and facilities associated with the onsite courses taught
  • Establish a productive research program to support undergraduate degree programs
  • Develop relationships with the aviation industry and foster opportunities to provide professional training opportunities to external partners
  • Advise students and provide service to the Department/College/University

Required Qualifications 

  • For tenure track/tenure: MS or MBA (preference for doctorate) in Aviation, Aviation Education, or directly related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.) ABD will also be considered.


  • For regular non-tenure track: Bachelor’s degree (preference for master’s) in Aviation, Aviation Education or directly related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Appropriate FAA certifications and ratings to perform assigned duties (such as ground and flight instructor FAA certifications)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach high-quality courses in areas such as flight theory, commercial pilot, instrumentation, flight operations, professional pilot, aviation safety, and FAA policy
  • Demonstrated relevant instructional and/or professional experience with a preference for experience in commercial/professional aviation and/or flight instruction 
  • Evidence of effective communication skills including oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish research and other scholarly activities (required for tenure track/tenured position)
  • Demonstrated student-oriented mindset, including the ability to advise and mentor students and promote the department 
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community 
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.  

Application Deadline:  The position is available August 2021 and will remain open until filled.  The review of applications will begin immediately. 

Required Information: To apply, all of the following items must be submitted to:

  • Letter of interest addressing position requirements and how you learned of this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of no more than one page on how your research, professional experiences, and related activities could contribute to the program.
  • Statement of no more than one page introducing your teaching philosophy.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Departmental Information: Additional information regarding the Department of Engineering & Technology can be found at

Middle Tennessee State University

Chair of Aerospace

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for an innovative leader to chair the Department of Aerospace. MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

With over 1,200 undergraduate majors, the Department of Aerospace is a signature department at MTSU, and is one of the nation’s largest and most respected collegiate aviation operations programs. Department features include several high-fidelity flight and ATC simulators, including two CRJ-700 regional jet simulators and a 360-degree ATC tower simulator. Other labs include Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Technology, and multiple maintenance labs associated with the Part 147 FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training program. In addition, the department hosts a Flight Operations Center Unified Simulation Lab, wind tunnel, and 33 training aircraft.

The primary responsibility of the chair is strong academic leadership for the department, ensuring excellent quality program delivery and student success and achievement. Other responsibilities include budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and management, operational oversight of the MTSU airport campus and flight school, and partnership development with business, industry, and associations. The chair will serve as a champion for the growing program and will be expected to engage in fundraising, navigate periodic AABI accreditation review, and ensure compliance with FAA and other pertinent regulations. The selected candidate will have a bachelor’s or higher degree in an aviation discipline and will also have a doctorate or terminal degree in an appropriate, related field.

The selected candidate will have pilot, maintenance, dispatch certification, or ATC certification, and would ideally have 5 years’ experience working in or managing flight operations. Teaching and/or leadership experience at the collegiate level is preferred. Similar experience in industry will be considered. Successful candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated vision, leadership, administrative experience, and ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Middle Tennessee State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Julie Holley, Team Lead

Lauren McCaghren, Senior Executive Search Consultant


Purdue University Polytechnic Institute

Purdue University Polytechnic Institute Graduate Research Assistantship

The Polytechnic Institute is one of the colleges at Purdue University, home of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology (SATT) in West Lafayette, Indiana. SATT is located at the Purdue University Airport and is focused on world class aviation education. We are seeking applications for a graduate research assistantship to pursue a Ph.D. in Technology focused on Aviation Technology starting in the fall of 2021.


The research assistant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team with expertise in education assessment, aviation and aerospace technologies, system design, and lexicon and computer application development. The goal of the research team is to design, develop, and test specialized applications of cutting-edge computing technologies to transform the aviation workforce to be more inclusive, sustainable, and productive.

The research assistant will participate on a research project that aims to build a specialized aviation lexicon to be used to develop and test speech recognition software Application Programming Interfaces (API). The research assistant will assist the research team in the development, data collection, analysis, and assessment development of the API.


Accepted as a PhD student in Technology focused on Aviation Technology for the Fall 2021 semester.

An intense interest in aviation and API development.  Prior experience in voice API use and app development is plus.

Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply at  Please include a separate letter describing your interest and applicable background and upload the letter with your application.

Graduate School Application deadline: April 1, 2021

Contact Information

Research Related Questions
Tracy Yother, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Aeronautical Engineering Technology
School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
O: (765) 496-6048

Application Related Questions
Mary E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Programs
School of Aviation and Transportation Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

Faculty Position Vacancies in the Division of Aviation Studies

Positions: The College of Aeronautics is seeking to fill multiple full-time faculty positions with faculty that have a diverse skill set to teach the undergraduate aeronautical science, aviation management and graduate programs. Applicants will be considered for assistant, associate, or professor academic ranks. The positions need to be filled in time to begin the fall 2021 semester.


Candidates should expect to teach up to four undergraduate courses or up to three graduate courses or a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. Successful candidates will have expertise to teach in one or more of the following areas:

  • Pilot ground courses (PPL, instrument, commercial and CFI)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Airline and air transport operations (including aircraft dispatcher ground school)
  • Aviation and airport management and business simulation
  • Aviation safety
  • Aviation law
  • Aviation physical science
  • Meteorology
  • Air traffic control
  • Human factors
  • Teach graduate courses according to qualifications.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students on academic matters and career planning.
  • Serve on Division, School, and University committees as assigned.
  • Obtain external funding for and conduct research in contemporary aviation-related issues. Supervise graduate students conducting research.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Masters Degree.
  • Credible professional aviation experience and certifications/licensing as applicable
  • Teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Ph.D. degree in an aviation or related field.
  • University teaching experience in two or more of the subject areas listed above.
  • Experience in Part 121, Part 135, or corporate aviation.
  • Experience with learning management systems and virtual communication technology. 
  • Current pilot qualifications, if applicable.
  • History of research and publication.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application noting specific qualifications and interests related to the list of responsibilities above and resume or CV to College of Aeronautics, Margaret Wallace, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901-6975, Fax: (321) 674-8059, e-mail:

Florida Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Southeast Missouri State University 

Director of Aviation Operations
Full-Time, Two-Year Term

Southeast Missouri State University is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to coordinate operations, promotional activities and student services for the Professional Pilot (PP) Bachelor of Science degree and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Bachelor of Science degree. The Director of Aviation Operations will help create and execute the vision and strategy to develop and strengthen the PP and UAS degrees, to encourage individuals to pursue careers in these industries; and to help the students successfully transition into college.

Operations Responsibilities

  • Serve as contract liaison/administrator for the University with the pilot training provider 
  • Serve as liaison for the University with the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
  • Work with the pilot training provider, and staff and faculty to promote and support new student recruitment, orientation and enrollment for the above academic programs
  • Organize and manage promotional events such as press tours, conferences, and student recruitment special events in coordination with the pilot training provider, and staff and faculty  
  • Develop and manage a new student orientation program for the professional pilot program 
  • Facilitate articulation agreements between Southeast and other institutions (universities, community colleges, high schools, etc.) to encourage transfer enrollment into the professional pilot and unmanned aircraft systems majors 
  • Visit regional partner institutions and attend college and career fairs to inform students about a piloting career, focused primarily on a 100-mile radius of Cape Girardeau
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a web presence for the academic programs, in collaboration with University Marketing and the pilot training provider to develop awareness of these academic programs.
  • Meet with prospective students and families visiting campus who request to speak with a program representative
  • Develop and maintain a contact list to distribute program information as needed, including K-12 schools with aviation curriculum and Air Force ROTC programs, aviation clubs, regional airports
  • Coordinate the assessment of prior learning credit
  • Develop, promote and oversee youth summer camps
  • Serve as liaison between the academic programs and transit services to coordinate student transportation from Cape Girardeau campus to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
  • Coordinate student medical examinations

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree  
  • Three or more years of experience in a professional education or business work environment
  • Experience with the aviation field
  • Hold a valid pilot license (e.g. recreational/sport, private, commercial license)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs encouraging youth to explore the professional pilot and unmanned aircraft fields
  • Knowledge of industry trends related to professional pilot certification and unmanned aircraft systems 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse student body and work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by December 16, 2020. The position is available January 25, 2021 and will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at 

  • letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • resume 
  • copy of pilot license
  • names and contact information of three professional references may be asked for at a later date

Additional Information

A new Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems began in fall 2017 and a new Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot will be available to students in fall 2021.The academic programs are housed in the Department of Engineering and Technology in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The University has partnered with U.S. Aviation for pilot instruction and the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport as a location for pilot instruction. As a member of the Enrollment Management and Student Success team, the Director of Aviation Operations will coordinate communication among all entities responsible for the operations, promotion and student support for these academic programs. 

Southeast Missouri State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Aviation Flight Program, Assistant Instructors/Assistant Lecturers (Sr. Asst. Chief Flight Instructor)

The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking a qualified applicant for an anticipated position within CHHS’s Aviation Flight program. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Commercial Pilot Certificate, FAA Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane and Instrument (CFII), Second Class Medical Certificate. Meet the applicable requirements of FAR 141.36 (b), (c) and (d). Must have 2,000 hours total flight time. Must have 1 year as a company check pilot, company check airman, or a position involving the regular evaluation of pilots.

Preferred Qualifications: Designated Pilot Examiner [DPE] Minimums. Master’s Degree. University flight program experience as Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. Multi-Engine Instructor. [Appointment will be at the Assistant Instructor level with a Bachelor’s degree and at the Assistant Lecturer level with a Master’s degree.]

Responsibilities: Provide individual flight instruction to students enrolled in Aviation Flight courses, including preflight/postflight inspection and evaluation as well as maintenance of training records of assigned students. Conduct FAA stage and graduation check flights. Serve as Acting Chief Flight Instructor, as Supervisor of Flight Operations (Duty Officer), including night and weekend operations. Function as a “Team Leader”, including the supervision and evaluation of Flight Instructors (Team Members). Oversee the course of training for one of five FAR Part 141 training courses. Serve on department committees as requested. Assist faculty as needed in teaching aeronautical and aircraft systems classes offered in the Aviation Flight program. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Flight Instructor and/or the chair of the Department of Aviation Management and Flight.

Application Deadline: 12/11/2020 or until filled.

To apply: Go to, create profile and apply for the position. Upload letter of interest, current resume/vitae which includes verification of the above qualifications and flight hour summary, copies of certificates, transcripts, and names, addresses/email addresses and phone numbers of five references.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.