Aerospace Department Hiring
The Aerospace Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) employs many highly qualified individuals for a variety of temporary hourly positions. Below is the contact information for each of these positions.
Flight Instructors (ASE, IA, and AME)
We are accepting applications and resumes October 6-12 for CFI positions. To apply please click CFI Application Click Here (link available October 6-12) to complete the application. After completing the application, email your resume to Brenda.Gattis@mtsu.edu. Both the completed application and resume must be received by October 12 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered.
The dates for the interview process are listed below. This is an in-person interview process including a technical test, presentation, and interview. Everyone who completes the application and submits a resume by the deadline will be offered the opportunity to take the technical test. After the test, candidates will be evaluated by the Hiring Committee after each event (presentations and interviews) and notified by email if they have been selected or not to move forward in the interview process.
|Accepting Applications and Resumes||October 6-12|
|Technical Test||October 19|
|Presentations||October 27 & October 30-November 2|
|Interviews||November 9-10 & 13-15|
|Offers Extended||November 17|
|Deadline to accept offers||November 20|
|Deadline to complete HR paperwork||December 4|
|Hire date (must have CFI by December 10 to be hired January 4)||January 4|
|New Hire Training||January 4-5 & 8|
|Proficiency Flights||January 8-12|
|Recurrent Training for all flight instructors||January 11|
Flight School Ground Ops and Line Services
Individuals interested in a ground ops/line service position with MTSU should fill out the application linked below and attach a copy of their resume. Click here to email Ground Ops Manager, Mrs. Kimberly Sandman with any questions. Ground Ops/Line Services Employees are generally hired three times per year to coincide with the start of each academic term.
Hiring for all shifts!
Morning: 5:30am - 12:00pm
Mid-Day: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Closing: 6:00pm - 12:00am
- Checking students out and in
- Invoicing flights
- Stocking paperwork in tower
- Ensuring printers have printer paper refilled
- Cleaning: dusting down counters, front lobby area, wiping down table etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- Refueling aircraft
- Refueling fuel trucks with AV gas and regular fuel
- Mixing glycol
- Maintaining Pre-heaters
- Organizing shed and maintaining the organization
- Going to campus to get regular fuel in MX truck both, to run it & tank in back
Flight School Records Management
Records Management is now hiring a temporary Records Assistant (Temporary Records Assistant job description) to begin January 2, 2024. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Courtney.Cops@mtsu.edu no later than 4:30PM on December 5, 2023.
The Department of Aerospace is now hiring student ambassadors to begin Summer or Fall 2023. Aerospace Student Ambassadors are specially selected Aerospace students who are trained to give tours, represent the department, and help with other outreach efforts. Student Ambassadors are part of the Aerospace Outreach Team and report to the Outreach Services Coordinator. Ambassadors are expected to be knowledgeable and professional representatives of the department and university at all times.
If you are interested in joining this team, please submit this form, a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation from an Aerospace faculty/staff member. Questions may be emailed to Savannah.Richardson@mtsu.edu.
Application and all supporting documents are due by: 11:59pm on June 15, 2023.
Individuals interested in a staff maintenance position with MTSU should email a copy of their resume to the Manager of Aerospace Aircraft Maintenance, Mr. Matt Taylor. Click here to email your resume.
Individuals interested in Student Employee positions in Part 147 Maintenance School (AWS Job Description) or Sim Bay Support positions in the Sim Building (Sim Bay Support Job Description) should email a resume to the Manager of Aerospace Maintenance School Support, Mr. Gary Routh, Gary.Routh@mtsu.edu.
CRJ (Training Device) Instructors
Individuals interested in a CRJ instructor position with MTSU should email a copy of their resume to the Professor Peter Neff. Click here to email your resume. Candidates should be Part 121 current, or have recent experience (within last 12 months). 12 months (or 500 hours) Part 121 experience required. CRJ series and CFI experience preferred.
Hiring will be based on experience, interview, and/or training device session. Fixed-duration standardization will be compensated. If not current on the CRJ series, uncompensated classroom training will be required prior to attending standardization.