Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) Selected by Middle Tennessee State University for Aerospace (Pro Pilot), Tenure-Track Faculty Search

(April 2024, WEST HARTFORD, CT) Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES), a leading higher education focused executive search firm, has been selected to recruit the next Aerospace (Pro Pilot), Tenure-Track Faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner, will be leading the search.

As the largest department on campus with 1,300 students, the Aerospace Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is rapidly growing and innovating as leadership continues to invest in faculty for the aviation program, one of the largest in the nation. The Aerospace Department boasts over 80 years of flight training experience and with robust institutional support, the Department is exploring additional programs in engineering and design, all aimed at advancing aerospace research and scholarship. The successful candidate is equipped to undertake collaborative and multi-disciplinary research within the department and university and holds an advanced degree or ABD in Aerospace, Aviation, Education, Business, or other industry-related fields. This position reports to the Chair of the Department and is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), an R2 public research university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was founded in 1911 as a normal school for the training of teachers and has evolved into a comprehensive university with over 300 graduate and undergraduate degree programs. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, MTSU is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy with more than 70,000 alumni living in the region. MTSU has been named to The Princeton Review’s list of the Best 388 Colleges in the U.S. five years in a row and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee. Established in 1942, the Aerospace Department is now a signature department at MTSU and has grown into one of the most respected aerospace programs in the nation. It is among the largest of the nation’s collegiate aviation programs with twenty full-time faculty members, 100+ flight instructors, and over 1,300 students.

Affordable Excellence 

Academic Career & Executive Search, a higher education focused search firm, specializes in affordable excellence, providing perfectly matched candidates to institutions quickly and accurately. Their methodologies, based on frequent touchpoints, pinpoint ideal candidates with speed and meticulous care resulting in highly successful placements.

They offer flexible service/pricing levels for all positions, ensuring affordability.

As a woman owned firm focused on inclusivity, 66% of their placements are women and/or from underrepresented groups.

Contact Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner, at 860-740-2600 or, or visit




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