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Aerospace (Pro Pilot), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Vocation & Technical

Job Title

Aerospace (Pro Pilot), Tenure-Track Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates 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

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#117010) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes primarily 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 Education

Master’s degree in Aerospace, Aviation, or closely related field by appointment date

Required Related Experience

One year of aerospace or aviation industry experience is required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Applicants must have :
1) FAA Commercial - Multi-Engine, and valid Flight Instructor Certificates (CFI, CFII, MEI)
2) FAA ATP with 14 CFR Part 121 or Part 135 Pilot-in-Command (PIC) experience.

Other Desirables

Candidates with industry or collegiate teaching experience and those with a terminal degree or ABD in Aerospace, Aviation, Education, Business, or other industry-related fields will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research statement or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application. NOTE: In addition to the REQUIRED documents for a successful application, applicants must include copies of FAA Certifications attached as Other Document 1.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Robert Fowler at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/07/2022

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