Major Duties: Summary:Western Michigan University seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to serve as Dean of the College of Aviation. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean is responsible for providing visionary and innovative leadership and effective administration, while advancing the mission of the College.- Responsible for developing a collegial environment and will recognize the importance of consensus building, interdisciplinary collaboration, partnerships, student success, alumni relations, and external funding in defining the College's role in the broader mission of the University. - Responsible for visionary, innovative leadership, and effective administration of the College. - Serves on the Provost's Council, which is engaged in university-wide policy and planning. - Advances the mission of the College and University. - Responsible for overseeing undergraduate education and research; enrollment management; academic and strategic planning; and inclusive faculty, staff, and student development. - Responsible for development and alumni relations, facilitating and incentivizing grant and other external funding opportunities, pursuing collaborations with external partners, and continuing quality improvement of the College's programs and management.- Works with faculty and staff to provide support for curricular improvement to achieve a balanced vision for undergraduate programs while advancing the profile and position of the College. - Actively engages in fundraising and development activities to support the vision and mission of the College.- A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications: - Appropriate, earned degree from a regionally accredited institution, combined with industry experience.- Demonstrated experience in a field related to aviation.- Record of excellence in leadership. - Professional career activities demonstrating the highest ethical standard.- Demonstrated commitment in the areas of personnel engagement and success.- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.- Record of administrative experiences, including management of budgets and personnel.- Demonstrated ability to foster interdisciplinary community and industry partnerships and programs to advance organizational goals.- Demonstrated record of enhancing the domestic image and reputation of an entity.- Excellent analytical, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills that are adaptable to a diverse range of audiences.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.