Assistant Professor of Aviation

Position Summary:

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 2022.  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 Instrument Airplane (CFI-IA) qualifications are desired.  Experience as a Commercial pilot is also desired, although applicants with different aviation backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Opportunities to teach as a CFI in an airplane could exist, if desired, but is not expected of the employee.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a course load of 12 contact hours both fall and spring semesters. Starting salary will be in the low $60,000s and commensurate with experience.

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 December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Benefits are available for this faculty position.  Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, life insurance, long term disability, short term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and tuition remission.

To Apply

To apply, complete the Rocky Mountain College Faculty Employment Application (available at, or click here.).  In addition, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references to

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.


Position is open until filled.