Air Force Institute of Technology-Dean

Air Force Institute of Technology-Dean

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. We are seeking a creative and innovative colleague who can bring the Graduate School to the next level of excellence in achieving its vision to be a leader in defense-focused education, research, and consultation.

The Dean is the senior academic and administrative leader of the Graduate School, responsible to the faculty, the Chancellor, and the Chief Academic Officer for effective leadership in the development and operation of the school's academic programs and the direction of the school's management and support structure. As a senior officer of the Institute, the Dean also has Institute-wide academic and administrative responsibilities in fulfillment of the total AFIT mission. The Dean also leads faculty recruiting, development, retention, promotion, performance evaluation, and merit recognition. This person is also responsible for maintenance and development of partnerships with appropriate universities, research institutions, and funding organizations relevant to the school’s engineering and management disciplines, as well as being knowledgeable in current and projected professional trends and requirements with particular emphasis on accreditation. The Dean executes the position’s duties through Department Heads, Associate Deans, and Directors.

AFIT is a federal institution located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, OH. The Institute provides defense-focused graduate education primarily for the U.S. Air and Space Forces and the Department of Defense. AFIT has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1960. The Graduate School is a Carnegie-classified High Research Activity doctoral institution with 25 MS degree programs, 13 PhD programs, and 19 certificate programs in engineering, applied science, mathematics, and management; 7 programs are accredited by ABET at the advanced level. The Graduate School provides its students with a more personalized educational experience and research on high-priority defense problems. The Graduate School maintains a very strong applied-research focus through its seven multi-disciplinary research centers, collaborating with research entities located on WPAFB and throughout the defense establishment. We invite you to visit for more details on our academic programs and research areas.

Qualifications: Applicants must be US citizens and have outstanding professional competence and experiences sufficient for academic appointment as a full Professor in one of the school’s departments. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in engineering, management, mathematics, physical sciences, or a closely related field; exhibit a strong research publication record, extensive experience with externally funded research, and sound academic and professional leadership abilities. Candidates need to possess the ability to communicate clearly and expertly (in English) in both verbal and written forms concerning academic, administrative, and technical subject matters.

Application instructions: A complete application package includes a curriculum vitae, transcripts, references, and a letter of application (cover letter) describing your interest in the position; ways in which your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to and experience with diversity/inclusion; and your leadership style, including your philosophy in leading an academic school.

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Application deadline: 11 Apr 23