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.
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. Departments in the College are Applied Sciences, Humanities and Communication, Security and Emergency Services, and STEM Education. 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 over 23,000 students, delivering courses globally online, synchronously to both homes and classrooms, and face-to-face at over 130 locations. Embry-Riddle Worldwide earned the #1 ranking in 2019 for Best Online Bachelor’s programs from U.S. News & World Report.
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 monitor 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; and mentoring both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty as they develop individualized performance, tenure, and promotion plans.
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 has implemented new 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 new College documents.
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.
Consideration of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled; expected start date is August 2020. Applications should include a CV and a detailed letter discussing administrative experience, academic qualifications, and background that demonstrate a fit with COAS and the position. Candidates are required to secure three professional letters of recommendation, to be submitted confidentially by the references. Application materials should be submitted electronically at https://careers.erau.edu/. Questions and reference letters can be directed via email to Dr. Jeremy Ernst, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.