Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

TITLE:Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
School of Aeronautical Science/Department of Flight Science
DATE POSTED: Monday, June 2, 2014
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Flight Science


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


  • Prepare course materials and assessments.
  • Provide flight instruction and conduct stage checks as assigned.
  • Maintain an understanding of current technologies applicable to the courses being taught
  • Provide leadership in the development and improvement of the courses he/ she is teaching.
  • Serve as a mentor for flight instructors as assigned. 
  • Serve as an academic advisor to Aeronautical Science students.
  • 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.


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 (Masters is required within 4 years of employment)
  • Commercial pilot – airplane single engine land
  • Commercial pilot – multi-engine land
  • Instrument rating – airplane
  • Certified flight instructor - airplane
  • Certified flight instructor – instrument airplane
  • Certified flight instructor - multi-engine airplane
  • Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate
  • Meeting CFR part 141 experience requirements for assistant chief position
  • 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 tail wheel flight experience
  • Air 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


Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." 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. The business program is accredited by IACBE. 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 150,000, 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.