Part-time Flight Instructor

Parkland College

Parkland College

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Part-time Flight Instructor

Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

An online employment application

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of official transcript from the institution where you received your highest degree. If hired, certified official transcript is required.

The Flight Instructor teaches Institute of Aviation students in airplanes and in the classroom, assesses student performance, and supervises student flying activities.


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide flight instruction to pilots enrolled in Institute of Aviation flight courses in accordance with the approved syllabus, to include pre-flight and post-flight briefings and maintaining training records for assigned students.
  • Teach Institute of Aviation courses assigned in accordance with approved syllabus and training course outlines. Inform students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the course. Prepare a course syllabus for each classroom course taught and distribute it at the beginning of each term.
  • Perform professional duties in accordance with the established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation, advising, and mentoring.  Assist students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic records. Submit required reports on student progress according to deadlines.
  • Administer stage checks and end-of-course tests as assigned when qualified as assistant chief instructor or check instructor.
  • Participate in professional development activities related to discipline knowledge or teaching skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director, Institute of Aviation.
  • Maintain all required professional and medical qualifications.
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend assignments.
  • Be able to learn the Parkland College information system and new programs as technology changes.

Minimum Requirements

All requirements below must be met at the time of application:

  • Hold a high school diploma.
  • Hold an FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot certificate with Airplane Single Engine Land and Instrument Airplane ratings.
  • Hold a current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single Engine rating.
  • Hold a current FAA Second Class Medical certificate.
  •  Ability to pass a criminal background check with fingerprinting. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Hold an FAA Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot certificate with Airplane Multiengine Land rating.
  • Hold a current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Multiengine and Instrument Airplane ratings.
  • Have one year of experience as an educator in a post-secondary institution or a collegiate part 141 pilot school.

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://www.parkland.edu/careers will not be considered.

Please monitor your email, including spam or junk mail folders, for future correspondence from Parkland College Human Resources. 

For further information application process, please contact at 217-351-2220. 

Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted by contacting Human Resources at 217-351-2220 or by emailing hr@parkland.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer