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Assistant Professor of Flight Science

TITLE: Apply Assistant Professor of Flight Science
College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Department of Flight Science
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 02-14-2024
REPORTS TO: Chair, Department of Flight Science

Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.

The position is for nine months, with the possibility of summer school teaching in an adjunct capacity. Classes and other responsibilities are conducted primarily weekdays but will include some evening classes and independent studies. Attendance will also be required at some evening and weekend events. Options for flight training and check pilot exist. This position is mid-August through early May with the exception of scheduled vacation and paid holidays in accordance with the Faculty Staff Handbook.



  • Teach the next generation of Christian aviation professionals.
  • Prepare course materials and assessments.
  • Maintain an understanding of current technologies applicable to the courses being taught
  • Provide leadership in the development and improvement of the courses.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to aviation 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 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:

  • S. degree in aviation (Masters is required within 4 years of employment)
  • Commercial pilot - airplane single engine and multiengine land
  • Instrument rating - airplane
  • Certificated Flight or Ground Instructor - Advanced and instrument
  • 121/135 experience
  • Crew Resource Management or Aviation Human Factors experience and training
  • Ability to work effectively in a team relationship within the community of LeTourneau University

Desirable professional qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in an aviation field
  • Air Transport Pilot Certificate
  • Significant tailwheel flight experience
  • Certificated Flight Instructor - airplane and instrument in single and multiengine
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certificate
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers an innovative healthcare package with many options, personal budget, telemedicine, year-round support, and more. LeTourneau University also provides life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and tuition assistance.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts to Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are available at and should be submitted electronically to:

Office of the Provost
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001

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, national origin or genetic information.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.


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.

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 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.

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