Career Opportunities


Southern Utah University
Lecturer of Aviation Sciences

Job Description
Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, is seeking applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer of Aviation Sciences in support of the successful and rapidly growing Department of Aviation Sciences. The individual in this position will teach aviation maintenance courses related to the Aviation Maintenance Technician A.A.S. degree. This is a resident position that will require teaching regular classes on the SUU campuses located in Cedar City, Utah.

Job Requirements
The individual in this position will teach a variety of undergraduate courses concentrated toward the area of aviation maintenance technician. An FAA Aircraft Maintenance Technician certificate with both Airframe and Powerplant ratings is required. A Master’s degree or equivalent industry experience is required. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits. This position will start January 10, 2022, or as soon as practical. See additional details on the Southern Utah University employment website.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

minimal (between classroom and lab locations)

Posted to UAA - 7/19/21


University of Alaska
Faculty Position Available
The University of Alaska Anchorage Aviation Technology Division (ATD) represents the latest in aviation education technologies in a large facility with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. The mission of the ATD is to enhance, promote, and provide quality aviation education, research and service worldwide. The ATD offers a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Aviation Administration, Professional Piloting, or Aeronautical Studies as well as Associate degrees in Aviation Maintenance, Air Traffic Control, and Professional Piloting. Additionally, the ATD offers two Undergraduate Certificates in the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program, an Aircraft Dispatcher curriculum, and a Minor in Aviation Technology.

The Division seeks a qualified individual for the position of Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Aviation Administration/Professional Piloting.  This position will teach classes in support of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology degree. Potential courses to be taught within this position include but are not limited to; Aerodynamics (upper & lower division), Introduction to Aviation Technology, Aviation Safety, Resource Management, Human Factors in Aviation, and Elements of Weather. Depending on credentials/certificates the position may include teaching of Pilot Ground, ATC, or Aircraft Dispatch courses.

Anticipated start date is; August 9, 2021.

To view position details and make application, please use the following link:

Posted to UAA - 6/18/21


Northwestern Michigan College
Job Title: Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Department: Aviation
Effective Date: 6/14/2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervisor: Chief Flight Instructor
Salary: $51,116 (Grade 13 on the Staff Salary Schedule)
Benefits: Link to Regular Faculty & Staff Flexible Benefits Summary
Anticipated Start Date: August 2nd, 2021

Position Summary
The position assists in overseeing program safety, supervises Certified Flight Instructors, flight syllabi, development, training standardization, perform stage checks, student and instructor scheduling, and all related aspects of flight training.

Required Qualifications
• 1000 hours Pilot in Command (PIC)
• 4 years flight instruction experience
• 50 hours of actual or simulated Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)
• 750 hours dual flight instruction
• 200 hours of dual Instrument flight Instruction
• Associate's degree
• Flight qualifications commensurate with FAA criteria for private, instrument, and commercial licensure
• No history of FAA violations or certificate/license suspension
• FAA 3rd Class Medical
• Flight instructor (must have held certificate for two years)
• Instrument Flight Instructor
• Multiengine Flight Instructor (MEI)
• Valid, unrestricted Michigan Driver's License or ability to obtain by start date
• Between 3 and 5 years of aviation industry experience outside of education

• Experience in advanced avionics
• Four-year Bachelor's Degree
• Between 5 and 10 years of aviation industry experience outside of education
This is a full time 40+ hours per week position. Some nights and weekends may be required.

Applications must be submitted online at Applications submitted by 8 am on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, will receive first consideration. This position will remain open until filled. For assistance call 231-995-2612 or 1-800-748-0566 x52612 or email

To Apply, visit:

Posted to UAA - 6/17/21


BNFS at Yeager Airport
Position Title
Aircraft Maintenance Lead Mechanic / Marshall University Bill Noe Flight School (BNFS)
Department: MU BNFS Technical
Location: BNFS at Yeager Airport

Salary Range   
Commensurate with experience and education     

Job Description
The Aircraft Maintenance Lead Mechanic is accountable to ensure all aircraft are maintained in accordance with applicable regulatory, safety and manufacturer requirements.  Must possess FAA Airframe and Powerplant licenses.  Works directly with the Director, Bill Noe Flight School (BNFS), and ensures aircraft availability for daily dispatch to support flight training.  Excellent communication skills required.  Provides a daily aircraft status report for tracking aircraft inspection/ maintenance criteria and dispatching aircraft.  Ensures that all maintenance performed on all aircraft is performed correctly per applicable standards and regulations. Ensures facility is maintained in compliance with company and OSHA regulations.  Responsible for all aspects of aircraft maintenance and maintenance personnel.  Ensure aircraft are cleaned and prepared to meet daily dispatch requirements. 

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess FAA Airframe and Powerplant licenses.
  • Minimum ten years in aircraft maintenance, with a minimum of five years in FAR Part 135 or Part 91 operations.
  • Proven experience and demonstrated ability to manage and supervise maintenance personnel.
  • Recent experience in, and familiarity with, the maintenance and repair of current era piston engine aircraft.
  • Demonstrated skill using Microsoft software applications, aircraft scheduling software and maintenance support applications such as CAMP and supplier customer web sites.
  • Must have knowledge of Aircraft Systems and be able to read and understand wiring diagrams, system schematics, and other reference materials as needed for troubleshooting and maintenance oversight.
  • Bachelor's Degree or 5 years full-time experience as an A&P/ IA
  • In-depth knowledge of aircraft maintenance and Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Ability to design goals and assess learning outcomes
  • Excellent organizational, written, interpersonal communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Willing and able to work various shifts
  • Valid State issued driver's license
  • English proficient

Preferred Qualifications       

  • IA certification
  • Experience managing vendor relationships highly desirable
  • Developed network of contacts and associations highly desirable
  • Cirrus SR series aircraft maintenance experience desirable

To Apply

Posted to UAA - 6/3/21


University of Dubuque
The Aviation Department at the University of Dubuque is seeking an Aviation Maintenance Technician (full-time).  The University of Dubuque offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and a retirement match. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist in the maintenance of UD aircraft and related equipment
  • Provide administrative and maintenance support to the Director of Maintenance
  • Ensure maintenance of all UD aircraft in accordance with applicable FARs and UD policies
  • Assist in reconciliation of aircraft maintenance logs and other maintenance aircraft related documents
  • Assist with resolving discrepancies or other maintenance related issues by coordinating with flight center staff
  • Assist in training and onboarding of incoming work-study staff
  • Perform other duties in support of the aviation department and the University’s mission
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 6-months fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft maintenance experience
  • A&P certificate – preferred
  • Effective communication skills; both orally and writing
  • Exceptional skills using Microsoft Office
  • Valid US driver’s license

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, 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 success in all segments of the Aviation Industry.

To apply with a growing faith based University for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (full-time) position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website (, to or to 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 - 6/2/21


Ozarka College
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 Applied Science in Aviation - Commercial Pilot and 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 enrollment and 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 certificated flight instructor or certificated ground instructor passes an initial proficiency check prior to 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, Provost and faculty to develop appropriate course schedules.
  • Prepare reports regarding student retention, 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. 
  • 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.
  • Hold all licenses required to be designated as Chief Instructor in accordance with 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 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 clearly 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). 

To Apply
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To apply, submit 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 - 5/25/21

Aspen High School
Director of Aviation & Instructor of Aeronautics

Job Description

District Office & Aspen High School
Reports to
Superintendent of Schools (Aviation Director) & Principal of Aspen High School (Instructor of Aeronautics)
Professional - Exempt Classified
Contract Period
Administrative (233 days with some variance depending on the year)
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications

I: Position Summary
The Aviation Director & Instructor of Aeronautics (henceforth “the Director”) shall manage, organize and oversee the Aspen School District’s aviation program with the goal of providing a path to an aviation career for every interested student. This includes developing, teaching, and managing aviation courses in the classroom and distance learning; overseeing the Every Student Flies program; maintaining relationships with students, parents, and District employees; and managing the flight instruction program. In their responsibilities as Aviator Director, the Director reports to the Superintendent of the Aspen School District and to the President of the AFA board, in a matrix fashion. In their responsibilities as Instructor of Aeronautics, the Director reports to the Principal of Aspen High School. 

II: Requirements

  • The Director shall hold a Commercial Pilot Certification (250 flight hours) or Airline Transport Pilot Certification (1,500 flight hours) or a Certified Flight Instructor (approved by the FAA).
  • The Director shall have some experience in teaching and be able to educate, manage, and build rapport with students ages 10-18.
  • The Director shall maintain an active Colorado Department of Education (CDE) teaching license.

III: Responsibilities
The Director will:

  • Develop aviation curriculum for students enrolled in the Aspen School District. Responsible for making sure the distance learning videos (if video programming exists) are working and ready to view, maintaining classroom management, interacting with students, managing the gradebook on Powerschool. Such curricula will be reviewed annually by the AFA chief pilot for best practices.
  • Shall be responsible in teaching students how to fly in a variety of settings using methods that include textbook education and simulators.
  • Shall use ground and school based classes to teach students the basics of flying an aircraft and to help them prepare for the written test, if they so choose, when applying for their pilot’s license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Shall develop curricula, instruct students in a classroom setting, determine student proficiency, report of student progress, and develop evidence-based teaching methods. Such curricula will be reviewed annually by the AFA chief pilot for best practices
  • Lead elementary level aerobuild courses after school and create middle school aerobuild courses during school hours where students will build and fly model aircraft and RC aircraft.
  • Be responsible for maintaining communications between students and parents on a regular basis.
  • Be responsible for maintaining communication with the school district and other corporate sponsors.
  • Support the district/schools and be involved in district/schools meetings and events in the same manner as any other full-time staff member.
  • Be responsible for planning the experiential education course/trip for the high school. Planning includes the development of all details and coordinating all locations Ex Ed course/students will visit.
  • Create, submit, and maintain the class schedule.
  • Be responsible for managing and organizing all things associated with the program and classroom.
  • Be responsible for managing social media and website content.
  • Facilitate interactions between the distance learning instructor (if one exists) and the students regarding questions concerning the materials, assignments, etc.
  • Provide opportunities for students to work on simulators outside of class time.
  • Serve as staff sponsor for the high school flying club. This includes: getting the club re-established, electing officers, planning events, speakers and outings, etc.
  • Coordinate OshKosh outings (when appropriate), in conjunction with the High School Flying Club. Lead, organize, register new students and oversee annual renewal of Aviation Exploring Post 777.
  • Support AEF and AFA fundraising efforts by working with the Executive Director(s) and/or Superintendent of Schools. This includes: attending functions, promoting programs, creating marketing tools, etc.
  • Continue to have a presence at the College Fair at Aspen High School.
  • Maintain, operate, update, calibrate and schedule the use of the Redbird simulator to improve flight and reduce training costs.
  • Help coordinate flight instruction opportunities between students and the Aspen Higher Learning Flight Academy.
  • Assist students in registering to take the FAA Ground School exams for courses taught in the district.
  • Provide distance learning opportunities for district staff.
  • Support the integration of aeronautical programming at the elementary school, middle school and high school.
  • Provide summer learning opportunities such as week-long summer camps, trips, etc.
  • Create and maintain safety manuals for flight instructors and students, including flight operations policies, weather minimums, weight and balance, airworthiness of aircraft and pilots, and emergency procedures.
  • Manage desktop flight simulators, including, but not limited to, operation thereof, upgrades, and systems life cycle (purchase, upgrade, replacement, and salvage).
  • Help organize and attend fundraising events for AFA.
  • Maintain profiles and records of all students, renters, and CFIs in Flight Schedule Pro, and assure they are always up to date.
  • Supervise and guide CFI’s and schedule monthly CFI’s meeting
  • Maintain squawk lists for all aircraft.
  • Schedule maintenance of all aircraft.
  • Provide weekly reports to the President of the AFA Board of Directors.
  • Provide monthly reports to AFA’s Board of Directors.

IV: Acknowledgement
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the Director. The Director will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent (or designee) and/or Aspen High School Principal. The Aspen School District reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time.

Posted to UAA - 5/14/21


Marshall University
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor (clinical track)

Job Description
Provide flight, simulator, and ground instruction in accordance with MU BNFS syllabi and FAA regulations and procedures. Prepare schedules, maintain records, and ensure that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by each student in each flight course.  Assist the Chief Instructor in managing training activities, Training Course Outlines (TCO) and ensure compliance with FAA and TSA regulatory requirements.  Mentor and supervise Flight Instructors.  Assist the BNFS Director and Chief Instructor on safety and security related responsibilities.  Support day, night and weekend flight training operations.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Flight Instructor.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Aviation, or a related field
  • Ability to perform all fight maneuvers at Commercial standards
  • Meet FAR 141.36 Assistant chief instructor qualifications
  • Meet FAR 61.57 recent flight experience requirements
  • Current FAA Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument Airplane
  • Current FAA CFI, CFII, MEI
  • 100 or more hours dual given as an MEI
  • Current FAA 2nd Class medical certificate or higher.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Ability to design goals and assess learning outcomes
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to simplify complex technical subject matter
  • Excellent computer skills – Aviation and MS Office applications
  • Ability to apply effective instructional knowledge and techniques
  • Exercise sound judgment at all times in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate public speaking capability during the interview process.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Willing and able to work various shifts.
  • Valid State issued driver’s license
  • English proficient

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate or higher degree
  • Experience teaching in Part 141 flight school 
  • Meet FAR 61.195 - training first-time flight instructor applicants
  • 200 or more hours dual given as an MEI
  • 1500 or more hours as pilot in command
  • Previous experience in computer-based training development
  • Previous classroom instruction experience

To Apply

Posted to UAA - 5/5/21




Middle Tennessee State University
Aerospace (Pro Pilot), Tenure-Track Faculty

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.  Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

The Department of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions (#101220 and #117010) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Start date for the positions is August 1, 2021. Successful candidates 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.  Required are:  Master’s degree in Aerospace, Aviation or closely related field by appointment date and 1) FAA Commercial, Multi-Engine and valid Flight Instructor Certificates (CFI, CFII, MEI) or (2) FAA ATP Certificate and valid Flight Instructor Certificates (CFI, CFII, MEI).  Candidates who possess industry or collegiate teaching experience and those with a doctorate or ABD in Aerospace, Aviation, Education, Business, or other industry-related field will receive special consideration.

To Apply

Posted to UAA - 5/5/21

Middle Tennessee State University
Aerospace (Aviation Management), Tenure-Track Faculty

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.  Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

The Department of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (#101050) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes in the Aviation Management concentration, undertake collaborative and multi-disciplinary research within the department and university, and be actively involved in university and professional service.  Required are a Master’s degree in Aerospace, Aviation or closely related field by appointment date and three years progressively responsible experience in airport management, airline management functions (scheduling, marketing, planning), or FBO management.  Candidates who possess significant industry or collegiate teaching experience and those with a doctorate or ABD in Aerospace, Aviation, Education, Business, or other industry-related field will receive special consideration.

To Apply

Posted to UAA - 5/5/21