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Associate Dean for the School of Graduate Studies, College of Aviation (Daytona Beach Campus)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Job Location:
Daytona Beach, 32114-3900

Job Description

The College of Aviation (COA) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The College seeks a dynamic, nationally recognized academic leader with an established record of scholarship and practical experience in the discipline of aviation.  The Associate Dean will partner with the faculty in the successful leadership of the School of Graduate Studies.  This position is at our Campus in Daytona Beach, FL and is a 12-month, tenured appointment.

The School of Graduate Studies within the College of Aviation offers the world's first and largest Ph.D. in Aviation with over 70 active students, and academic degrees at the Masters level in Aviation Science, Occupational Safety, Space Operations and Unmanned Systems.  The Ph.D. in Aviation has both an online and residential presence with students from around the world.  The Masters programs are residential and taught at the Daytona Beach campus. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the gold standard in higher education for aviation. We draw students from around the world who are serious about their future careers. Our talented faculty, state of the art classrooms, lab facilities, and use of instructional best-practices both in the classroom and online mean that our graduates are sought after by the biggest names in their related industries.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Aviation, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the development of academic programs in support of the School, College, Campus, and University mission as well as participating in student recruitment, enrollment and retention efforts as required. The Associate Dean will serve on the leadership team for the COA, develop and maintain channels of communication with industry and professional groups in order to ensure that the degree programs are providing appropriate educational preparation for the students. The Associate Dean will also maintain academic excellence in the College's teaching and scholarly efforts, to include demonstrating scholarship through publication and funded research, providing criteria and oversight for approving faculty, evaluating teaching effectiveness, and assessing program effectiveness.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:   

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's largest, fully-accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, with more than 70 Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. programs. The Daytona Beach Campus serves a diverse student body of approximately 8,300 students. To support aviation and aerospace research, the University has invested in a new 50,000 square foot engineering building, the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), housing several research laboratories (, a state-of-the-art subsonic wind tunnel, and a new Flight Research Center facility, all as part of a Research Park with incubator space and growing number of industry creating an ecosystem to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Embry-Riddle is a founding member of a the ASSURE Coalition (Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence), which was designated as the FAA's Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems in 2015. The University has also established Centers of Excellence such as the Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety and the Center for Aerospace Resilient Systems. Candidates whose research expertise aligns with or has the potential to contribute to one or more of the Centers of Excellence are encouraged to apply.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match and free tuition for employees and their immediate family members. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a "Great College to Work For" for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page.  

Embry-Riddle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Embry-Riddle is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We continually strive to recognize, respect, and celebrate differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe and inclusive environment and to create a climate free of discrimination where cultural competency is fostered through leadership, integrity, care, and respect.


Consideration of applications will begin in February 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. 

  • The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. A PhD in Aviation or related area is preferred.
  • A record of distinguished:
    • Teaching,
    • Demonstrated success chairing theses and dissertations,
    • External research funding and research program leadership consistent with a senior, tenured faculty appointment,
    • Recognized scholarship and publication in academic journals in aviation or closely related area, and
    • Will have recognized service at the National/International level
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a Department Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean in a four-year institution of higher education focused on teaching, research, and service (preferred).
  • Have attained Tenure and attained the academic rank of Professor (preferred)

The Associate Dean is expected to begin work no later than July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible after that date. Applications should include a CV and a detailed letter discussing administrative and leadership experience, academic qualifications, research accomplishments, and aviation background that demonstrate a fit with COA and the position. All materials should be submitted online through our application system.

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