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Dean of the College of Engineering, Prescott Campus

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

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Dean of the College of Engineering, Prescott Campus

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Job Description
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering at the institution’s campus in Prescott, Arizona. The University seeks a visionary, accomplished, and highly collaborative leader.
The College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Prescott is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with outstanding educational opportunities in engineering. The Dean will lead the engineering faculty – who are dedicated to teaching excellence – to even greater prominence.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is recognized as the world leader in aviation and aerospace higher education. ERAU is a nonprofit, private institution organized into three campuses, including two traditional residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona, and a Worldwide Campus that offers top-ranked online learning and classrooms at more than 130 centers across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America.
The College of Engineering at the Prescott campus prepares students to become problem solvers, innovators, and leaders in their professions. Equipped with cutting-edge skills, the College’s graduates take on the critical challenges humankind faces on earth, in space, and beyond. The College has three departments: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer, Electrical, & Software Engineering serving nearly 1,200 undergraduate students. The College offers Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Engineering Degree programs. All programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The engineering programs are among the highest enrolled on the Prescott Campus. The College’s reputation and the engineering programs’ high rankings manifest from a tradition of teaching excellence and a vast array of well-equipped laboratories and maker spaces, which enable the University’s hands-on and learning-by-doing philosophy. From hands-on design projects to theoretical analysis, students are challenged, supported, prepared, and mentored by some of the nation’s most outstanding faculty.
The Dean oversees 50 full-time faculty, four part-time faculty, six direct staff, and four academic and career advisors and administers a budget of $6.5 million. The Dean will provide advocacy for retention, student success, and other strategic initiatives set forth by the Chancellor and/or Vice Chancellor.
The next Dean will hold a doctoral degree in an engineering-related field and a record of professional accomplishment sufficient to be appointed as a tenured full professor. Outstanding teaching, research, service, and industry experience are highly valued. The next Dean will have a strong track record of successful personnel management as chair, director, or in a comparable administrative role, including experience mentoring talented faculty, staff, administrators, and students to perform at their best.

For additional details, including qualifications, please download the position profile at:

The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and application materials, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references should be forwarded in confidence to:
Steve Leo, Managing Director
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information about Embry-Riddle Prescott please visit:

Any application that is submitted on ERAU's Careers site will be sent directly to Storbeck Search for review and processing.
ERAU is committed to being a global leader in diversity and inclusion in higher education. It continually strives to recognize, respect, and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as the institution recruits, supports, and embraces its diverse community. ERAU works to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. ERAU strives to create a campus climate free of discrimination so that networks, partnerships, and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect.

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