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Ozarka College

Chief Flight Instructor

Ozarka College seeks applicants for a Chief Flight Instructor. The Chief Flight Instructor, acting under the direction of the Director of Aviation provides leadership and oversight for flight training within the Associate of Science in Aviation - Professional Pilot program. This position is a 12-month position. The Chief Flight Instructor will assist the Director of Aviation with all compliance requirements of the FAR Part 141 standards and managing agreements with local facilities with the overarching goal to increase student completion in the professional pilot program at Ozarka College.

Position Specific
The Ozarka College Chief Flight Instructor responsibilities are as follows:
  • Monitor compliance with local, state and federal regulations, accreditation standards, and audits.
  • Manage Aviation - Professional Pilot Program ensuring that all Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 141 standards are met.
  • Certify each student's training record, graduation certificate, stage check and end-of-course test reports, and recommendation for course completion, unless the duties are delegated by the chief flight instructor to an assistant chief instructor or recommending instructor.
  • Ensure that each certified flight instructor or certificated ground instructor passes an initial proficiency check before that instructor being assigned instructing duties in the College approved training course, and thereafter that the instructor passes a recurrent proficiency check every 12 calendar months after the month in which the initial test was accomplished.
  • Ensure that each student accomplishes the required stage checks and end-of-course tests in accordance with the College approved training course.
  • Maintain training techniques, procedures, and standards for the College that are acceptable to the Administrator.
  • Supervises full-time and part-time staff to include approving schedules and assignment of duties.
  • Recruit, screen, interview, hire and evaluate aviation part-time instructors.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of aviation instructors through observation, review of class records, and formal as well as informal class evaluations.
  • Monitor the progress of student flight training to ensure safety and to increase enrollment and completion rates.
  • Conduct flight instruction.
  • Assist with student registration and advisement and participates in recruitment events.
  • Work with Director of Aviation, Vice President of Academics and faculty to develop appropriate course schedules.
  • Prepare reports regarding student retention, the status of flight accounts, and student progress to ensure program responsiveness
  • Establish and maintain a positive, effective working relationship with students, staff, faculty and institutional representatives.
  • Prepare, monitor, and execute the Aviation program budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation or aviation-related field with at least three (3) years of relevant aviation experience (corporate, air carrier, flight training, military aviation, etc.). All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.
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  • Hold all licenses required to be designated as Chief Instructor by 14 CFR 141.35(a) through 14 CFR 141.35(c) (MEI and ATP – Preferred).
  • Knowledge and understanding of FAR Part 141 and 61 requirements and flight school operations.
  • Minimum of 250 hours of instructing in multi-engine aircraft strongly preferred.
  • Possess excellent organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in daily duties.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures.
  • Ability to deal with regulators, respond to requests in a timely fashion, and maintain all records required.
  • Ability to work in a multi-faceted environment with airport personnel, students, faculty, staff, administrators, advisory board members, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of two-year college organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures (preferred).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  To apply, submit a detailed letter of application, an Ozarka Employment Application, résumé, flight experience attachment, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Office of Human Resources
Ozarka College
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR  72556
870)368-2002 / Fax (870)368-2094

Ozarka College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Posted to UAA 1/14/20


Delaware State University

Assistant Professor/Assistant Director, Aviation

Apply online at www.desu.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

General Description of the Job 
The College of Business at Delaware State University is seeking a dynamic, experienced aviation professional to become the next Assistant Aviation Director. The Assistant Director will be on a tenure track faculty and will start as an Assistant Professor. The Assistant Director duties will be assigned by the Director of the Aviation Program. Supervised students completing the aviation program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot.  With affordable lab fees, its fleet of aircraft and experienced instructors, Delaware State University provides the best collegiate flight education opportunity on the east coast of the United States.  Classes are taught in the Bank of America building and at the Delaware River and Bay Authority Airpark flight training facility.

Essential Functions
Complete all tasks as assigned by the Director. Manage a meaningful flying safety program. Assist with managerial oversight for the aviation programs, staff, ground courses, flight training, airport activity, course scheduling, budget management, and teaching. Foster relationships with the FAA, industry partners, and community leaders. Promote, market and conduct fundraising for the program. Recruiting and advising students in the direction of the Director. Working to ensure compliance and enhance the level of department accreditation. Reporting to and attend meetings with the Dean of the College of Business and Department of Business Administration Chairperson as required in the absence of the Director. Provide flight instruction to students as schedule permits.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in the related field. Effective teaching skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Administrative and budget management experience. Current Certified Flight Instructor- Airplane (CFI-A) pilot certificate.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited university. Part 121 or military flight safety program experience. University flight program teaching or administrative experience.

The salary is competitive. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, vita, transcripts, copy of pilot certification and names/contact information for three references to: 
Col. Michael Hales, Director, Aviation Program
Delaware State University 
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.


Posted to UAA 1/13/20


Lewis University

Asst Professor Aviation & Transportation Studies

The Position
Lewis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Aviation & Transportation Studies. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. This position will begin in August 2020
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Some Responsibilities Include:
  • Serve as an Assistant Professor in the maintenance program and certified for maintenance industry-relevant technology
  • Teach 4 courses in both fall and spring semesters. Summer teaching as requested
  • Department service as requested
Lewis University
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at http://www.lewisu.edu

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Aviation or relevant field. Certified Airframe and Powerplant Certificates. Airline or industry experience needs to include 5+ years of heavy turbine or commercial space experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous college teaching experience.

Application Process
For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/5155

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity, and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for the development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce that strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Posted to UAA 12/06/19


Ozarka College

Aviation – Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Ozarka College seeks applicants for an Aviation – Certified Flight Instructor.  The Aviation – Certified Flight Instructor, acting under the direction of the Director of Aviation, provides flight instruction primarily in Cessna 172N, 172 RG and Barron B55 aircraft. Full and non-motion Red Bird simulators, and a full range of freshman and sophomore aviation courses including, but not limited to: Fundamentals of Aeronautics, Air Traffic Control, Human Factors and Safety, Advanced Aerodynamics and Performance, FAA Regulations and Publications, and Aviation Weather, Private Pilot, Instrument and Multi-Engine Certification. This position is primarily a flight instruction position, with classroom teaching responsibilities at the Melbourne Arkansas Municipal Airport (42A) and the Melbourne campus, and may include day, evening, and online classes. Other duties include participation in departmental activities, institutional committee assignment, student advising, assessment, and appropriate professional development activities relevant to the position. Melbourne AR is located in beautiful Northern Arkansas and offers a very low cost of living. Build flight hours while working in an exciting, student-centered environment. The program is strongly supported by the College administration.

Required Qualifications:
  • A current U.S. FAA Commercial Pilot certificate with Airplane category, Single-Engine Land Class with an Instrument Airplane rating. A current U.S. FAA Flight Instructor certificate with Airplane category, Single-Engine Land with an Instrument rating (CFII); and a current U.S. FAA 2nd Class medical certificate or higher.
  • Associate's Degree in Aviation, or a related field
  • Commitment to aviation education
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively with college committees, campus organizations, and other educational institutions and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Ability to design goals and assess learning outcomes
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Aviation, or a related field
  • Proven experience with, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of working, commuting, and other non-traditional community college students
  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 141 flight school requirements
  • Two or more years of experience as a CFII and MEI
  1. At least 500 hours as pilot in command; and
  2. Flight training experience, acquired as either a certificated flight instructor or an instructor in a military pilot flight training program, or a combination thereof, consisting of at least—
    1. One year and a total of 250 flight hours; or
    2. 500 flight hours.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Interviews will begin immediately.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  This position is a 9-12 month position (negotiable). For more information, please visit the Ozarka College website at www.ozarka.edu/hr. To apply, submit a detailed letter of application, an Ozarka Employment Application, résumé, flight experience attachment, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Office of Human Resources
Ozarka College
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR  72556
870)368-2002/ Fax (870)368-2094

Ozarka College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Posted to UAA 11/20/19




The University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque is a growing University that is seeking qualified individuals to join the Aviation Department.  The University of Dubuque is a private, Presbyterian, coeducational, professional university with a foundation in the liberal arts.  Our commitment is to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit as well as encouraging students to explore their fullest potential, which is part of a rich Christian identity that dates back to the University's founding in 1852.  The Aviation Department manages three Aviation Programs that provide students with the academic and professional tools needed to succeed in all segments of the Aviation Industry.

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Fixed-wing flight training and related activities for the Flight Operations program
  • Administer Stage Checks and Check Rides
  • Assist the Chief Instructor in managing training activities, Training Course Outlines (TCO) and ensure compliance with record-keeping
  • Mentor and supervise Flight Instructors
  • Ensure compliance with Title 14 CFR applicable to flight training, other regulatory policies and the Safety Management Systems
  • Assist the Director of Safety & Operations on safety and security related responsibilities
  • Any other duties as assigned in the advancement of the UD and aviation department mission
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation or related field;  Master’s degree preferred
  • Meet FAA recent flight experience requirements according to FAR part 141.36 and 61.57
  • Meet all FAR Part 141 Assistant Chief Flight instructor requirements for Private and Instrument certificates.  Preference is given to candidates meeting the Commercial, Multi-Engine and/or Flight Instructor certificates and ratings
  • Worked for a minimum of 1 year as a Flight Instructor within a Part 141 flight school or collegiate flight training environment, or currently working as an Assistant Chief Instructor in a flight training school
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate (CFII and MEI) in Fixed-Wing aircraft and a current FAA flight medical
  • Effective communication skills; both orally and written
  • Exceptional skills using Microsoft Office
  • Valid US driver’s license


Jet Simulator Instructor – Both part-time and full-time applications will be considered

Primary Responsibilities:
  • All jet simulator flight training activities for the Flight Operations program to include scheduling, classroom instruction and conducting simulation sessions related to advanced jet operations
  • Mentor and supervise Flight Instructors if qualified as an Assistant Chief Instructor per the FARs
  • Ensure compliance with Title 14 CFR applicable to flight training, other regulatory policies and the SMS
  • Manage all flight training activities and Training Course Outlines (TCO)
  • Ensure compliance with record-keeping related to flight training
  • Coordinate with the Aviation Safety Manager on all safety and security-related concerns
  • Any other duties as assigned in the advancement of the UD and aviation department mission
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation or related field
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and Turbo-prop or Jet-Turbine type
  • CRJ series type certification preferred Airline experience preferred
  • Current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate (CFII) in Fixed-Wing or Rotor-Wing aircraft
  • Meet FAA recent flight experience requirements according to FAR for flight instructors
  • FAA-A&P, NBAA-CAM, AAAE-ACE, AAAE-CM, or similar certified individuals preferred
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional skills using Microsoft Office
  • Valid US driver’s license


Certified Flight Instructors (Fixed-Wing) – Both part-time and full-time applications will be considered

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree- preferably in Aviation
  • CFII is required
  • CFIME 500 hours total time and/or 100 hours dual are preferred


Certified Flight Instructors (Rotor-Wing) – Both part-time and full-time applications will be considered

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree- preferably in Aviation
  • CFI and CFII is required
  • 2nd class Medical
  • SFAR Instructor Endorsement R-44
  • 50+ hours of Guimbal experience is preferred
Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including tuition remission, paid holidays, sick time, 4 weeks of vacation, as well as contribute to retirement and life insurance.

To apply with a growing University for the above positions, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to HR@dbq.edu or the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed. AA/EEO


Posted to UAA 11/19/19



Kansas State Polytechnic

DIRECTOR OF AVIATION

Kansas State Polytechnic is located in Salina, KS, about 65 miles west of KSU’s main campus in Manhattan. The Polytechnic Campus is centered around the student experience emphasizing innovative learning, real-world experiences and industry connections. Our student to faculty ratio is 14:1 – meaning our faculty are focused on each student. The campus is a tight-knit family with a small college feel and the resources of a Big 12 university. Kansas State University Polytechnic has an award-winning professional pilot program with more Master Certified Aviation Instructors than any other college or university in the nation. We have a fleet of more than 30 aircraft and flight training devices, and a large and active regional airport steps away from our classrooms. More information can be found at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/.

Reporting to the Dean, the new Director of Aviation will play a principal role in advancing the college, the success of its students, academic programs and engagement with the aviation industry, local community and greater Kansas State University community. 

The successful candidate will be a well-rounded civil aviation professional with proven business leadership experience in leading diverse colleagues and peers, as well as a successful track record of good financial stewardship and decision making. The candidate will be a good project manager, exhibit a solid knowledge of aviation regulations and compliance standards, be technology savvy in the use of campus-related computer systems and software, possess a strong commitment to the balanced growth and professional advancement of the team, demonstrate a record of success in development and advancement including experience with community outreach activities and hosting events, and have international experience that relates to the college’s growing international focus.

To read the entire job specification please visit: KSU Director of Aviation

For more information or to enter your name for consideration, contact:
Mike Meeks - Harvard Group International
MMeeks@harvardsearch.com

AVIATION MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT FACULTY - OPEN RANK

The campus also seeks applications for a full-time faculty member in Aviation Maintenance Management to join its School of Integrated Studies.  The successful candidate is expected to contribute actively to the college’s teaching activities.  This is an open-rank, nine-month position, with expected effort in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Aviation or closely related field
  • FAA Mechanic with Airframe and Powerplant ratings
  • Three years minimum technical experience in the aviation maintenance industry
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the US at time of employment
For more information or to apply, visit https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508264.

KSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans
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Posted to UAA 11/8/19



Oklahoma State University

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Non-Tenure Track)

Seeking a Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Aviation and Space within the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Aviation.

QUALIFICATIONS
Individuals seeking this position must possess:
  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an aviation-related field
  2. Record of excellence in teaching

Candidates will have experience theories, technologies, and methods associated with collegiate flight training as well as demonstrated interest in the university's land-grant mission and a desire to make a positive impact on the community through academic and professional excellence.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibility will be teaching in areas appropriate to the candidate's expertise and the program's needs. The assignment may include some research or outreach and service as determined by the school head.

A normal teaching load for this position is eight courses per nine-month academic year.

This position is assigned to the OSU-Stillwater campus; however, instructional opportunities may also include the OSU-Tulsa or OSU-OKC campuses.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The OSU Aviation and Space program prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the aviation and space industries. The B.S. in Aerospace Administration has four major options: Professional Pilot, Aviation Management, Aerospace Security and Technical Services Management. Undergraduate minors include Professional Pilot, Aviation Management and Aerospace Security. The Aviation and Space program also offers an M.S. in Aviation and Space and Ed.D. in Applied Educational Studies.

Oklahoma State is home to a fully-supported and growing flight center that includes a fleet of Cessna 172s (G1000), Cessna 152s, Cirrus SR20s, and Piper Seminoles. The flight training program is certified under 14 CFR Part 141 of the Federal Regulations. The Professional Pilot and Aviation Management degree options are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), and the aviation program is also an institutional member of the University Aviation Association (UAA).

Stillwater is a remarkable community, offering affordable housing and excellent schools. It has been ranked as one of America's safest cities. A short drive to Oklahoma City and Tulsa provides access to metropolitan dining, cultural experiences and professional sporting events. Come see America's Brightest Orange and join the Cowboy family! Go Pokes!

THE APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 18, 2019. Apply online at https://okla.st/2BagiPT .

For more information on the aviation and space program, please visit https://education.okstate.edu/aado/. For specific information, contact Dr. Kat Gardner-Vandy at kat.gardner-vandy@okstate.edu.


Posted to UAA 11/3/19


Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Aviation Management Program, Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Practice

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking qualified applicants for one or more full time, term, non-tenure track faculty positions within ASA’s Aviation Management program beginning August 16, 2020

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree in the appropriate area, ABD or Doctorate preferred. Minimum of two years post-secondary teaching experience and related industry experience required.  For a selected individual holding a doctoral degree, the appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice.

Responsibilities
To teach one or more of the following courses: Aviation Management Writing and Communication, Aviation Industry Regulation, Air Transport Labor Relations, Airline Management, Airport Planning, General Aviation Operations, Aviation Security Management, Air Traffic Control, Airline Turbine Aircraft Operations.  To maintain appropriate office hours and to assist students with program-related matters. To attend department meetings as required. To engage in other assignments as determined by the chair of the department.

Application Deadline
January 31, 2020 or until position(s) are filled. To apply: email letter of interest that identifies three courses you feel qualified to instruct; current vitae/resume; names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:
Michael Burgener, Interim Chair
Department of Aviation Management and Flight
Southern Illinois University
Transportation Education Center
545 North Airport Road, Mail Code 6817
Murphysboro, IL 62966
burgener@siu.edu

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.

Posted to UAA 10/29/19


Eastern Kentucky University

Aviation Faculty Vacancy

Position

Tenure track, Assistant or Associate professor in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology.

Summary
Primary responsibilities will be teaching undergraduate courses in the Aviation program (Aerospace Management and Professional Flight), service and scholarly activities. The successful applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills and must be committed to the continuous improvement process and the outcome-based assessment of the programs. Preference will be given to candidates who have one or more of the following qualifications; an aviation-related terminal degree, recent experience in the aviation industry or an aviation academic setting and experience with a University FAR Part 141 Flight Training program. 

Qualifications
A Master’s degree from a regionally (SACS, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution is required. Preference will be given to applicants with an emphasis in an Aviation or Aerospace subject area, with the doctorate in a related field and appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight and teaching certifications and recent aviation industry experience. In addition to appropriate flight and teaching credentials, the candidate must also possess a commitment to teaching excellence, service, and scholarship. Flight credentials include Commercial Pilot Certificate; current CFI/CFII preferred. The candidate will be expected to earn Advanced Ground Instructor and Instrument Ground Instructor within one year of hire.

Employment Date
January 1, 2020

Conditions of Employment
Tenure track full-time position (annual contracts are for a nine-month period, August 15-May 15). Nine month-tenure track position with the potential of summer employment.

The University
Eastern Kentucky University is a public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional programs and professional training in education and various other fields at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a long distinguished record of educational service to the Commonwealth.

The Department
The Department is located in the Ralph W. Whalin Technology Complex which includes approximately 100,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space plus a simulator facility. The facilities are located in the central portion of campus, close to the library, classroom buildings and dormitories. Flight training is conducted primarily at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport (KRGA). Faculty in the aviation program have real-world industry experience ranging from military to airlines to corporate aviation and airport operations and management. Flight students receive flight training in accordance with FAR Part 141, saving time and money. For more information, visit the department’s web site at http://www.technology.eku.edu

Application
Applicants should go to https://jobs.eku.edu, select Search Jobs, enter Requisition Number: F00138P. The review process will begin November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions Contact
Mr. Dennis Sinnett, Chair, Search Committee. Email: Dennis.Sinnett@eku.edu | Phone: (859) 622-1010 | Fax: (859)622-2357

Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support diversity.


Posted to UAA 10/23/19


Middle Tennessee State University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Aerospace Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an assistant/associate professor, tenure-track faculty position (#018122). The start date for the position is August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes in the Professional Pilot concentration, undertake collaborative and multi-disciplinary research within the department and university, and be actively involved in university and professional service.


The MTSU Aerospace Department offers undergraduate degrees in six concentrations (Aviation Management, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, Aerospace Technology, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations), a graduate degree in Aeronautical Science, and is comprised of 17 faculty, over 1000 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students.

The Aerospace Department is a dynamic, growing department that resides within the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, just outside of Nashville. Located in the geographic center of the state, and included in Money magazine’s “2018 Top 100 Places to Live,” Murfreesboro is implementing a community-wide growth plan while still maintaining its small-town feel. In addition to college events, the ‘Boro’ features a thriving Square, an extensive Greenway system, a Center for the Arts, and a variety of festivals and music venues.

All applications must be submitted through the MTSU Jobs web page at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu.  Details and instructions can be found there.


Posted to UAA 10/23/19


Middle Tennessee State University

Chair Position Announcement

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for an innovative leader to chair the Department of Aerospace. The start date for the position is August 1, 2020. Expedited tenure upon appointment possible. The selected candidate must have prior experience and/or academic credentials that would allow a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

All applications must be submitted through the MTSU Jobs web page at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Additional details and instructions can be found there.

With approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors, the Department of Aerospace (https://www.mtsu.edu/aerospace) is a signature department at MTSU, and is one of the nation’s largest collegiate aviation operations programs. Our majors can choose among six concentrations: Aerospace Technology, Aviation Management, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional Pilot, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations. In addition, the department offers minors in Air Traffic Control and Unmanned Aircraft Systems as well as a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science with concentrations in Aviation Education, Aviation Management, and Aviation Safety and Security Management. MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, just outside of Nashville, in one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. Located in the geographic center of the state, and included in Money magazine’s “Top 100 Places to Live,” Murfreesboro is implementing a community-wide growth plan while still maintaining a small-town feel. In addition to college events, the ‘Boro’ features a thriving Square, an extensive Greenway system, a Center for the Arts, and a variety of festivals and music venues.

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. Successful candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated vision, leadership, and the ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.

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, or dispatch certification and must have 3 years of teaching and/or leadership experience at the collegiate level. Candidates who have 5 years’ experience working in or managing flight operations will receive special consideration.


Posted to UAA 10/17/19


Marshall University

Director−Chief Instructor

Marshall University seeks a Director of its new School of Aviation that will contain a four-year Flight School and a two-year A&P School. The Director will also serve as the Chief Instructor of the Flight School.

Upon appointment, the successful candidate will assist with the University’s application to become a Provisional Pilot School under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 141. In addition, the Director−Chief Instructor will review the construction of teaching facilities at Yeager Airport (CRW), assist with the hiring of staff and faculty, implementation of the curriculum, and serve as the founding director the flight school which will accept its inaugural class in the fall term of 2021.

All applicants must meet the qualifications of Chief Instructor as specified in §141.35 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 141 including at least one year of experience as a ground school instructor at a certified pilot school, and hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The selection committee will give preference to candidates with a graduate degree, longer teaching experience, and experience as a commercial pilot.

Come join our MU Family
Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are committed to providing equal opportunities to all prospective and current candidates. We do not condone discrimination, in particular, based on race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or national origin. Our commitment also applies to all educational programs and activities covered under Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination in higher education. We neither affiliate with nor grant recognition to any individual, group or organization having policies that discriminate.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Review of completed applications will begin on December 2, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The appointment of the successful candidate will occur on a mutually convenient date during the Spring of 2020.

Please use the following link for submitting application materials:
The following link will take you to the Marshall University’s Human Resources’ Jop Announcement site. From there, you can link to the Director/Chief Instructor position.
https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=&query_v0_posted_at_date=&query_position_type_id=3&commit=Search

Applicant must:
  1. Be eligible to work in the United States
  2. Have at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  3. Meet the qualifications of Chief Instructor as specified in §141.35 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 141
Application materials:
  1. Letter of interest
  2. Academic Vitae with:
    1. Flight Instructor Certificate number
    2. Review of §141.35 qualifications
  3. Names and contact information of five references including at least one from a supervisor. We will notify the candidate before contacting the references.
  4. All academic transcripts from colleges and universities attended.

Posted to UAA 10/16/19