Instructor of Aviation/Chief Flight Instructor

Position Announcement
School of Business - Department of Aviation

Instructor of Aviation/Chief Flight Instructor

POSITION:  Instructor of Aviation/Chief Flight Instructor. Position available June 2017.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Performs the chief flight instructor duties as outlined in federal aviation regulations for Henderson State University’s professional pilot program. Includes administering flight instruction staff, providing flight and ground instruction in flight lab and classroom settings, the advising of students, and other duties as assigned commensurate to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree required, a master’s degree is desirable. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees should possess relevant industry experience. If the successful applicant possesses a bachelor’s degree, the university may require, based upon the level of industry experience, that the applicant commit to complete a master’s degree within three years of the date of hire as a condition of employment.

Pilot requirements include: U.S. FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, airplane category, with multi-engine and instrument rating; Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings; FAA 2nd class medical; minimum of 2,000 hours pilot in command. Must meet chief instructor qualifications as outlined in Title 14 CFR 141.35 and be able to perform duties as chief instructor. Previous experience as Part 141 flight instructor, check instructor, assistant instructor and/or chief instructor preferred.

SALARY:  Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include university supplemented health insurance and TIAA–CREF.

UNIVERSITY:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, AR, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson State and our community.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should provide a complete resume, (including cover letter), three letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts in PDF format by email, or by U.S. Postal Mail, to:

Troy Hogue
Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University
HSU Box 7844, 1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Review of applications will begin June 12, 2017 and will continue until filled. The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including criminal background check and substance abuse testing, pursuant to university policy. The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts.