Chair of the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences (Daytona Beach Campus)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

The College of Aviation (COA) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Daytona Beach invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Applied Aviation Sciences. The College seeks a dynamic, nationally recognized academic leader with experience in developing and implementing strategic plans for the department that are aligned with the needs and goals of the College of Aviation. This 12-month faculty appointment is at our campus in Daytona Beach, FL.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the gold standard in aviation and aerospace-related education. The Department of Applied Aviation Sciences is home to four-degree programs: Air Traffic Management, Aerospace and Occupational Safety, Meteorology, and Spaceflight Operations. The department draws students from around the world who are serious about their careers. Its talented faculty and state-of-the-art classrooms and lab facilities produce graduates who are highly sought after by industry.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Aviation, the Chair of the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences will be responsible for providing leadership in the development of faculty and academic programs, as well as participating in student recruitment, enrollment, and retention efforts. He/she will develop and maintain channels of communication with professional groups and industry to ensure that the department’s programs are providing appropriate educational preparation for its students. The Chair will encourage the faculty in the department to embrace new teaching methods and research opportunities.


Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will have:

  • Earned a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., etc.) from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in academic administration in scheduling courses, assigning faculty, evaluating faculty, ensuring appropriate recordkeeping and regulatory compliance, etc.
  • A record of developing and maintaining channels of communication with professional groups and industry to ensure that programs are providing appropriate educational preparation for the students.
  • Experience in maintaining academic excellence with respect to a department’s teaching and research efforts.
  • Experience in developing a strong and competent faculty to meet the University curriculum requirements and high standards of the department.
  • A demonstrable record of providing strong leadership in encouraging and growing research among faculty.
  • Experience fostering collaboration among faculty both inside and outside the department, in both research and innovation in teaching.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience at a four-year institution of higher education focused on teaching, research, and service.
  • Attained tenure and an academic rank of Associate Professor or higher.

The Department Chair is expected to begin no later than August 16, 2021. Applications should include a CV and a detailed letter describing the candidate’s aviation and administrative leadership experience as well as academic qualifications that demonstrate a fit with the Department of Applied Aviation Science and the position. All materials should be submitted online through our application system. Any questions should be directed to Associate Dean and Professor Daniel Friedenzohn at

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