Utah State University

Certified Flight Instructor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/14/2021 5:15 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Under general direction and guidance, the Certified Flight Instructor provides leadership and direction for flight students in Logan, Utah. Incumbent serves as a mentor to flight instructors and students alike; assists to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Training Course Outline, and USU operational procedures in the training of students; maintains continuous education, follows all operating procedures, and meticulously completes assignments. In addition to assisting with other assignments from chief and assistant chief flight instructors.

Instructors will be hired at a FULL TIME BENEFITED position.


• Supervises flight training activities and flight students
• Monitors and evaluates flight performance
• Advises the lead flight instructors
• Performs stage checks, end-of-course tests, and flight instructor proficiency checks
• Ensures compliance with FARs
• Assists in conducting initial and annual recurrent standardization of flight instructors
• Assists in the development and maintenance of standardized teaching techniques and procedures
• Participates in recruitment, interviews, and recommendations of prospective flight instructors
• Interviews prospective students and parents
• Monitors progress of students and student training records
• Maintains safety manual and assists in teaching classes on campus, at airports, or as directed
• Schedules and leads meetings with flight instructor staff
• Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Hold Airplane Single/Multi Engine Commercial Certificates with at least a second-class medical endorsement
  • Current CFI Certificate for Airplane and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument rating (CFII)
  • Meet PIC recent flight experience requirements of FAR Part 61.57
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • G1000 Experience
  • DA40 Experience
  • CFI Initial qualified
  • Teaching in 141 environment
  • Previous flight instruction provided
  • No deviations or violations

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Copy of FAA ratings to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

3. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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