Chair, Department of Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies
Daytona Beach, FL 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with the industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity

The College of Aeronautics (COA) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies. The College seeks a dynamic, nationally recognized leader who will partner with College leadership, faculty, and others in prioritizing, developing, and evaluating the activities related to academic programs in the area of aeronautical science, unmanned systems, safety management, pilot operations, and aviation maintenance.

The Worldwide College of Aeronautics offers graduate and undergraduate programs in aeronautics, safety, unmanned systems, space operations, sustainability, aviation maintenance, pilot operations, along with a host of engineering programs. The Worldwide campus has an enrollment of over 18,000 students, delivering courses globally online, synchronously to both homes and classrooms, and face-to-face at over 130 locations. Embry-Riddle Worldwide was again ranked #1 in 2021 for Best Online Bachelor's programs from U.S. News & World Report. This was the 5th time it had received the #1 ranking in the last 7 years.

Reporting to the Dean, the Department Chair for the Department of Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies, will be responsible for leading full-time and adjunct faculty to support student success and develop strategic partnerships with other ERAU components, the aerospace industry, and academic and government research organizations; supporting the COA Advisory Board; identifying and facilitating joint research activities with other COA and Worldwide organizations and programs; and serving on the college's leadership team participating fully in its strategic budgeting, planning, and management processes.


Position and Application Requirements

This is a senior-level position in the College, requiring a doctorate in an aeronautics related field from an accredited academic institution. Professional credentials should support an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor within the COA. Selected candidate will need to relocate to the Daytona Beach area and will work at our Worldwide Headquarters.

Applications should include a CV and a detailed letter discussing administrative experience, academic qualifications, and background that demonstrate a fit within the COA and the position.

Application materials should be submitted electronically at Questions and reference letters can be directed via email to Dr. Keith Wilson, Search Committee Chair, at .

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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