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  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 willbe 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.

Fall 2023 CFI 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

Job Descriptions

Ground Ops: 

  • 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.
  • Filing
  • Other duties as assigned

Line Services:

  • Refueling aircraft
  • Refueling fuel trucks with AV gas and regular fuel
  • De-frosting
  • 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 no later than 4:30PM on December 5, 2023.

Student Ambassadors 

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

Application and all supporting documents are due by: 11:59pm on June 15, 2023. 

Maintenance Staff

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,

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.

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