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FLIGHT SCHOOL - Faculty-Flight

Job Classification

  Faculty Full-Time (75-100%)

Position summary

Teach undergraduate courses in the Aviation Flight, including teaching advanced aviation flight topics.

Manange the FAA flight school 141 curriculum.

Assistant chief flight instructor responsibilities in the FAA part-141 flight school.

Flight instruct in single and multi-engine aircraft.

Maintain active research.

Advising students and other academic related responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications summary

Bachelor’s degree

ATP Multi-engine airplane

Part 121, or Part 135 or equivalent military experience.

CFI, CFII and MEI certificates or US military experience

Computer Proficient

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching flight and ground school classes in the department's Part 141 flight program.

Preforming stage check flight tests for the  Part 141 curriculum.

Administration and oversight of the 141 flight program.

Providing primary, advanced and multi-engine flight instruction in the department's aircraft.

Maintaining active research including involving students in that research.

Providing academic advising to current flight students.

Other academic and committee responsibilities as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

Assist with the supervision of the student flight instructors.

Assist with the weekly supervision of all flight line activities.


Successful applicants will possess at least a Bachelor’s degree. A PhD or Masters in aviation or a related field is preferred.

Applicants must hold a Commercial Multi-engine/single- engine class Airplane certificate. An ATP is perferred.

At least 2 years of:  PIC/SIC under Part 121, or PIC Part 135 or equivalent military experience is preferred.

Current, or previously held and eligible to renew Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multi-engine Instructor certificates (Equivalent US military experience will be considered).

Prior experience in FAA part 141 flight schools, turbine engine type ratings, mission or bush flying experience is highly desirable.

Technology proficient (MS Office, iPad, online scheduling).

Technical competencies

Applicants must hold a FAA Commercial Multi-engine/Single Engine land airplane license.  An ATP is preferred.

At least 2 years of:  PIC/SIC under Part 121, or PIC Part 135 or equivalent military experience is preferred

Interpersonal interactions


Physical demands

Must be able to perform basic aircraft line support functions including moving aircraft, fueling, and loading aircraft.

Must be able to get into and out of small single and multi-engine aircraft.

Work environment

In addition to teaching in the classroom, the applicant must be able to workout side on the aircraft flight line in all types of Michigan weather.