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Assistant Professor of Aviation

Rocky Mountain College
Billings, Montana
Commensurate on experience
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Aviation

The Aviation Program at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. The position includes teaching a half-time course load of 12 contact hours total for fall and spring semesters (on average, six per semester). During the summer, quarter-time responsibilities for safety would exist, with commensurate pay.  Additional duties include serving as the primary AATD (simulator) , and instruct and coordinate Crew Resource Management training in the RMC’s Red Bird AATD. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a course load of six contact hours both fall and spring semesters. In this capacity, the successful candidate must have a broad background in aviation and be able to adapt to teaching a variety of aviation courses.  These could include any FAA Part 141 ground school courses, aircraft systems and power plants, aviation safety, a variety of topics in aviation management, airline dispatch, etc.  A master’s degree in aviation, education, business or a related field is required.  FAA Certified Flight Instructor certificate with Instrument Airplane (CFI-IA) rating or FAA Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) and Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) are desired.  Experience as a pilot in a multi-crew aircraft is desired. Opportunities to teach as a CFI in an airplane could exist, if desired, but is not expected of the employee.  This person is a member of the Aviation Review Board assisting in the overall direction of the Aviation Program. 

As the Safety Director, this position is responsible for leading all aspects of the Safety Program including but not limited to: development of Safety Management Systems, training, meetings, inspections and audits, the Safety Committee, relationships with FAA, and incident/accident investigation. In the role of Aviation Safety Director, this position reports to the President of Rocky Mountain College for issues related to safety. This is to ensure critical safety issues can be handled outside of the chain of command in the Aviation Program if necessary.  On a day-to-day basis, this position reports to the Director of Aviation for issues related to safety. The successful candidate will support and carry out the mission of the college as well as demonstrate a commitment to developing and enhancing a culture of rigor, excellence, and achievement.

Starting salary will be in the low $60,000s. Half-time teaching candidates are welcome to apply in a non-tenure track capacity, with a commensurate reduction in salary.

The Aviation Program offers majors in Aeronautical Science (Professional Pilot) and Aviation Management.  Information about the Aviation Program is available at  The College owns a fleet of nine aircraft located two miles away at the Billings Airport and trains students from private pilot through all flight instructor ratings.  Rocky Mountain College is a private, comprehensive, baccalaureate college. Information about Rocky Mountain College is available at  Billings is the largest city in Montana.  It is a growing community of about 125,000 people located along the Yellowstone River, near the Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone National Park that serves as the center of culture, commerce and health care for a multi-state region.  

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to the Director of Aviation, Dan Hargrove at or Human Resources at  Review of applications will begin January 4, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete the Rocky Mountain College Faculty Employment Application.  In addition, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references to

Benefits are available for this faculty position.  They include medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, long term disability, short term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and tuition remission. Applicants must successfully complete a background check before hiring.


Rocky Mountain College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.



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