The College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Worldwide invites applications and nominations for the position of COAS Associate Dean for Faculty. The College seeks a dynamic, nationally recognized academic leader who will partner with college leadership and faculty in prioritizing, developing, and evaluating the activities of COAS full-time and adjunct faculty.
Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Faculty will be responsible for leading the development of strategic hiring plans to ensure the successful recruitment of a talented and diverse faculty; developing and conducting orientation for new COAS faculty; facilitating the resolution of faculty issues; assisting with faculty contracts; leading the promotion and tenure review process; working with department chairs to manage faculty workload; mentoring faculty growth, including the development of annual plans for professional development; serving on the college's leadership team and participating fully in its strategic budgeting, planning, and management processes; mentoring both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty as they develop individualized performance, tenure, and promotion plans; and providing operational and budgetary oversight for COAS initiatives as appropriate.
COAS recently engaged in strategic planning activities that led to a revitalized COAS Strategic Directions & Action Plan (https://worldwide.erau.edu/colleges/arts-sciences ) that will guide the College's work and resources through 2022. Additionally, COAS implemented promotion and tenure guidelines and criteria, effective August 2019. Both of these policy documents are vital to the future trajectory of the College, and represent a collective strategy for all College decisions. The Associate Dean for Faculty will provide leadership and mentoring for faculty in order to maintain the positive momentum inspired by these critical College documents.
COAS comprises four departments: Applied Sciences; Humanities and Communication; Security and Emergency Services; and STEM Education. Its scholars work in diverse fields such as atmospheric sciences, communication, computer science, emergency management, environmental science, homeland security, humanities, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Therefore, the ideal candidate should have significant experience leading faculty in multidisciplinary environments.
While the Associate Dean for Faculty will be based at Worldwide headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL, COAS faculty are located around the world. The ideal candidate will be highly adept at digital communication and proficient at motivating and leading virtual teams.
COAS offers four bachelor's degrees: Communication, Homeland Security, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Emergency Services, which recently was recognized with a #1 national ranking from Best Colleges. Graduate programs include master's degrees in Emergency Services, Cybersecurity Management & Policy, and Human Security & Resilience, with more planned for the near future. In addition to degree programs, COAS provides over 2,000 sections of general education courses as part of every degree program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, with a focus on developing students' critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, communication, scientific literacy, cultural literacy, and collaboration skills. The Worldwide campus has an enrollment of 23,000 students, delivering courses globally (primarily online via Canvas), synchronously via EagleVision to both homes and classrooms, face-to-face at over 130 locations, and in a blended format. ERAU-W has earned a Top 5 ranking during the past seven years for Best Online Bachelor's programs from U.S. News & World Report.
Position and Application Requirements
This is a senior-level position in the College, requiring a doctorate in a COAS discipline or related field from an accredited academic program. Professional credentials should support an appointment as a tenured faculty member at the rank of Professor in one of the COAS departments. Please ensure that your application materials clearly support these requirements.
Consideration of applications will begin October 19, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled; start date is August 1, 2021. Applications should include a CV, contact information for three professional references, and a detailed letter discussing administrative experience, academic qualifications, and background that demonstrate a fit with COAS and the position. Application materials should be submitted electronically at https://careers.erau.edu/. Questions can be directed via email to Dr. Debra Bourdeau, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.