The College of Aviation (COA) at XXXX University seeks a dynamic, nationally recognized academic leader with an established record of scholarship and practical experience in the discipline of aviation. The Associate Dean will partner with the faculty in the successful leadership of the School of Graduate Studies. This position is a 12-month, tenured appointment.
The School of Graduate Studies within the College of Aviation offers the world’s first and largest Ph.D. in Aviation with over 70 active students, and academic degrees at the Masters level in Aeronautical Science and Occupational Safety with an aviation emphasis. The Ph.D. in Aviation has both an online and residential presence with students from around the world. Both Masters are residential.
XXXX University is the gold standard in higher education for aviation and draws students from around the world who are serious about their future careers. The University’s talented faculty, state of the art classrooms, lab facilities, and use of instructional best-practices both in the classroom and online mean that our graduates are sought after by the biggest names in their related industries.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Aviation, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the development of academic programs in support of the School, College, Campus, and University mission as well as participating in student recruitment, enrollment and retention efforts as required. He/she will serve on the leadership team for the COA, develop and maintain channels of communication with industry and professional groups in order to ensure that the degree programs are providing appropriate educational preparation for the students. The Associate Dean will also maintain academic excellence in the College’s teaching and scholarly efforts, to include demonstrating scholarship through publication and funded research, providing criteria and oversight for approving faculty, evaluating teaching effectiveness, and assessing program effectiveness.
• The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. A PhD in Aviation or related area is preferred.
• A record of distinguished:
o Demonstrated success chairing theses and dissertations
External research funding and research program leadership consistent with a senior, tenured faculty appointment,
o Recognized scholarship and publication in academic journals in aviation or closely related area
o Will have recognized service at the National/International level
• Demonstrated successful experience as a Department Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean in a four-year institution of higher education focused on teaching, research, and service (preferred).
• Have attained Tenure and attained the academic rank of Professor (preferred)
DOCUMENT REVIEW: 5-20 hours per week.
You will be forwarded numerous documents on any given month for review, comment, and approval. Here are the major documents you can expect:
• Thesis and dissertation proposals:
• Theses and dissertations:
• Research pre-proposals and proposals:
COA LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETINGS: 2 hours per week (prep included).
DISSERTATION/THESIS CHAIRING AND MEMBERSHIP: 5 hours per week.
COMMUNICATION-DOWN (to SGS): 2 hours per week.
MANAGE THE BUDGET: 1-3 hours per week.
REGULAR SGS EVENTS: 3-5 hours per week.
ROUTINE DEAN UPDATES: 1 hour per week.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY INVESTIGATIONS: 1 hour per week.
FACULTY CREDENTIALING: 1 hour per week.
TEACHING: 2 Courses per Academic Year
SCHOLARSHIP/RESEARCH: 2-3 Publications or one funded project ($100k +) per year
Program Chair, Ph.D. in Aviation
Program Chair, Master of Science in Aviation
Program Chair, Occupational Safety Management