Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and Assistant Professor of Practice - Non-tenure Track

TITLE:Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and Assistant Professor of Practice - Non-tenure Track
College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Department of Flight Science
DATE POSTED: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Department Chair - Flight Science


This position is year-round with the exception of scheduled vacation and paid holidays in accordance with the Faculty Staff Handbook.  Responsibilities are conducted primarily weekdays but may include some evening and weekend flights.  Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events.


This faculty position involves flight training conforming to best practices including dual instruction, stage checks, participation in department meetings, supervision of flight instructors, and other responsibilities as assigned. 

  • Conduct stage checks and provide flight instruction as assigned. This will include some Saturdays. 
  • Serve as a mentor for flight instructors as assigned. 
  • Maintain an understanding of current technologies applicable to the courses being taught.
  • Provide leadership in the development and improvement of the flight training courses.
  • Actively pursue relationships with students, faculty, and staff encouraging the accomplishment of the purpose and mission of LeTourneau University and the School of Aeronautical Science.
  • Participate in normal college activities related to a faculty position such as convocations, chapels, and graduation activities.  


LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning. 

LeTourneau University operates a flight training program as part of its Aeronautical Science Bachelor’s Program under CFR part 141 and 61. Minimum professional qualifications are:
  • B.S. degree in Aviation
  • Commercial pilot airplane –  single and multi-engine land with instrument rating
  • Certificated flight instructor airplane -- single and multi-engine land
  • Certificated flight instructor – instrument airplane
  • Meeting 14 CFR Part 141 experience requirements for assistant chief instructor for Private, Commercial single engine, multi-engine, and Instrument certificates and ratings. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team relationship with flight instructor staff and within the community of LeTourneau University 
Desirable professional qualifications and experience:
  • Significant tailwheel flight experience
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • 121/135 experience
  • Aviation Human Factors experience and training
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certificate



In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources,
(903) 233-4171.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 South Mobberly Avenue, Longview, Texas, 75602.  Send completed application and a current resume to:

Dr. Steve Mason
Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty
LeTourneau University
P. O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3259 Phone (903) 233-3200
Email applications and inquiries to gerrieforbis@letu.edu


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.