Utah State University

Chief Flight Instructor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/12/2023 6:43 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
75% (0.75 FTE)
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation Technology
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University is seeking an individual who has experience in the aviation industry or military as a pilot with a Certified Flight Instructor License, Airline Transport License, or the equivalent military ratings. The Chief Flight Instructor position provides flight (simulated) and ground instruction in accordance with FAA Regulations related to jet transition flight experiences. Courses to be taught include, but are not limited to: Regional Jet Systems, Flight Simulator operations, Airline Transport Pilot ground school, and other upper division courses included in the FAA Part 61 and Part 141 Flight Training programs.  This is a 0.75 benefit-eligible position within the Aviation Technology Department. 


Incumbents teach through classroom, simulator, and live flight instruction to prepare students for career entry as airline transport pilot with regional airline carriers, corporate opportunities, and cargo companies.

  • Coordinate with Aviation Technology department faculty members and airport training directors to insure a consistent, coordinated program for all aviation students.
  • Coordinate an annual Assessment Program to ensure all requirements are completed for the Regional Jet Training component within the Department’s assessment activities.
  • Recruit, supervise, and train instructors as necessary for course/simulated flight implementation.
  • Develop, construct, and harmonize curricular changes for university approval.
  • Represent the program to all visitors, requests for tours and perspective students coordinating with our academic advisor and public affairs department.
  • Coordinate schedule to provide ground school, flight/jet transition training procedures for students.
  • Keep office hours to ensure students have an avenue for their concerns and counseling needs.
  • Coordinate with University, College and Department administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the University Veterans Affairs Office and others representing the program and presenting progress and update reports.
  • Support outreach and recruiting efforts, including open houses, school visits, and summer camps.
  • Oversee the training devices, including procedure trainers, regional jet simulators, and computer based / online training, and ensure maintenance is performed on devices to support courses.
  • Coordinate with regional airlines, bridge partners, and companies to support career transition for students, industry feedback, and campus visits, as well as reciprocal visits to industry locations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with three years' aviation industry experience
  • Commercial Certificate with Instrument Rating or Military equivalent
  • Aviation teaching experience and knowledge of curriculum subjects
  • Excellent computer skills, including the use of a Learning Management System (USU utilizes Canvas).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related aviation field with three years' industry experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related aviation field with fifteen years industry experience
  • Certified Flight Instructor and CFII Certificates or military equivalent
  • Post-secondary teaching experience as a primary instructor
  • Airline Transport Pilot License or Military equivalent
  • Advanced Ground Instructor/Instrument Ground Instructor
  • Regional or National Airline Captain experience
  • Airport Management or related experience
  • Dispatch Certification or related experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Upload Relevant FAA Flight Certificates and Ratings to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Transcript for all degrees to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Contact information for three professional references
  5. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your 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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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