TheCollege of Arts & Sciences (COAS) at Embry-Riddle AeronauticalUniversity—Worldwide invites applications and nominations for the position of COASAssociate Dean for Faculty . The College seeks a dynamic, nationallyrecognized academic leader who will partner with college leadership and facultyin prioritizing, developing, and evaluating the activities of COAS full-timeand adjunct faculty.
Reportingto the Dean, the Associate Dean for Faculty will be responsible for leading thedevelopment of strategic hiring plans to ensure the successful recruitment of atalented and diverse faculty; developing and conducting orientation for newCOAS faculty; facilitating the resolution of faculty issues; assisting withfaculty contracts; leading the promotion and tenure review process; workingwith department chairs to manage faculty workload; mentoring faculty growth,including the development of annual plans for professional development; servingon the college's leadership team and participating fully in its strategicbudgeting, planning, and management processes; mentoring both tenure-track andnon-tenure-track faculty as they develop individualized performance, tenure,and promotion plans; and providing operational and budgetary oversight for COASinitiatives as appropriate.
COASrecently engaged in strategic planning activities that led to a revitalized (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 August2019. Both of these policy documents are vital to the future trajectory of theCollege, and represent a collective strategy for all College decisions. TheAssociate Dean for Faculty will provide leadership and mentoring for faculty inorder to maintain the positive momentum inspired by these critical Collegedocuments.
COAScomprises four departments: Applied Sciences; Humanities and Communication;Security and Emergency Services; and STEM Education. Its scholars work indiverse 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 inmultidisciplinary environments.
Whilethe Associate Dean for Faculty will be based at Worldwide headquarters inDaytona Beach, FL, COAS faculty are located around the world. The idealcandidate will be highly adept at digital communication and proficient atmotivating and leading virtual teams.
COASoffers four bachelor's degrees: Communication, Homeland Security,Interdisciplinary Studies, and Emergency Services, which recently wasrecognized with a #1 national ranking from Best Colleges. Graduate programsinclude master's degrees in Emergency Services, Cybersecurity Management &Policy, and Human Security & Resilience, with more planned for the nearfuture. In addition to degree programs, COAS provides over 2,000 sections ofgeneral education courses as part of every degree program at Embry-RiddleWorldwide, with a focus on developing students' critical thinking, quantitativereasoning, information literacy, communication, scientific literacy, culturalliteracy, and collaboration skills. The Worldwide campus has an enrollment of23,000 students, delivering courses globally (primarily online via Canvas),synchronously via EagleVision to both homes and classrooms, face-to-face atover 130 locations, and in a blended format. ERAU-W has earned a Top 5 rankingduring the past seven years for Best Online Bachelor's programs from U.S.News & World Report.
Positionand Application Requirements
Thisis a senior-level position in the College, requiring a doctorate in a COASdiscipline or related field from an accredited academic program. Professionalcredentials should support an appointment as a tenured faculty member at therank of Professor in one of the COAS departments. Please ensure that yourapplication materials clearly support these requirements.
Consideration of applicationswill begin October 19, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled;start date is August 1, 2021. Applications should include a CV, contactinformation for three professional references, and a detailed letter discussingadministrative experience, academic qualifications, and background thatdemonstrate a fit with COAS and the position. Application materials should besubmitted electronically at https://careers.erau.edu/.Questions can be directed via email to Dr. Debra Bourdeau, Search CommitteeChair, at .