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)

Applications and resumes for Certified Flight Instructor positions are generally accepted each semester during a specified time.  Hiring classes generally begin on the last Monday of July and the first Monday of December.  The hiring process is in-person and includes a technical test, presentation (teaching a lesson) and interview. 

Individuals interested in CFI positions can apply February 23-29 by emailing a resume to and submitting an application between February 23-29

Job Description        Click Here

Application               Click Here (link available February 23-29) 

Technical Test         March 11 (5:00-6:00pm or 6:15-7:15pm)  Test details will be emailed after the application deadline.

Hiring Class            begins July 29 (must have CFI by 11:59pm on July 28, 2024)

If you have any questions, please email

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 Staff

We currently do not have any temporary positions open.  When there is an open position, we will post the information here along with the deadline to apply.

Flight School Records Management

Records Management is not currently hiring for temporary Records Assistants (Temporary Records Assistant job description).  When we have an open position, we will post the information here along with the deadline to apply. 

Student Ambassadors 

Aerospace Student Ambassadors are specially selected Aerospace students from all concentrations 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

All Student Ambassador positions are currently filled. Should a position become available, applications will be processed based on the order they are received. 

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.

AWS Aircraft Maintenance School 

We are hiring a temporary AWS Aircraft Maintenance School Student Employee (AWS Student Employee job description).  To apply, submit an application and resume to Gary Routh no later than 4:30PM on March 14, 2024.  Applications are available in the AWS main office.  If you have any questions, email

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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