Associate Dean, School of Engineering, College of Aviation
Daytona Beach, FL 
Posted 1 month 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 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 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity

The College of Aviation (COA) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean, School of Engineering, located at Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida. The College seeks a dynamic academic leader who will partner with college leadership, faculty, and others in prioritizing, developing, and evaluating the activities related to the introduction and sustainability of engineering and engineering technology-related programs within the College of Aviation at the Worldwide Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The Worldwide College of Aviation offers, in addition to several aeronautics- and aviation-related degrees, the following engineering and engineering technology degrees, managed through the School of Engineering: A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals, B.S. in Engineering Technology, B.S. in Engineering, Master of Systems Engineering, M.S. in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and M.S. in Airworthiness Engineering, with more planned for the future. The A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals, B.S. in Engineering Technology and B.S. in Engineering have been recently accredited by ABET. The Worldwide campus has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, delivering courses globally online, synchronously to both homes and classrooms, and face-to-face at over 120 locations around the world. Embry-Riddle Worldwide earned the #1 ranking for Best Online Bachelor's programs from U.S. News & World Report multiple years.

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean of the School of Engineering will be responsible for leading full-time and adjunct faculty with the development of strategic partnerships with other ERAU components, the aerospace industry, and academic and government research organizations; supporting the work of the Engineering Advisory Board and the COA Advisory Board; identifying and facilitating joint research activities with other COA and Worldwide non-engineering 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 engineering or related field from an accredited academic program. Professional credentials should support an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor within the COA.

Expected start date is July 2023. 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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