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Dean, College of Aeronautics

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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As the senior academic administrator for the college, the dean reflects and supports the University's mission and strategic plan. Working collaboratively with department chairs and faculty, the Dean directs the development, assessment, financial affairs, and oversight of all the College's academic programs, education, research and initiatives. Provide leadership for the College's curricular initiatives, professional training, and the recruitment and retention of high quality faculty, staff, and student talent. The Dean is accountable for the quality of the College's academic programs and faculty, aligning the priorities of the College with those of the University.
Establishes goals for the College and ensures that these goals are consistent with the mission and strategic plan of Florida Tech and have measurable benchmarks for success.

Works with department chairs in the development of departmental mission and vision statements and the development and assessment of departmental goals and learning outcomes.

Develops and maintains strong partnerships and relationships with alumni, businesses, industry partners, organizations and donors.

Works with Enrollment Management in the recruitment of new students, works with faculty and other university offices to retain students to graduation.

Achieves enrollment growth with new program development and successful implementation of initiatives.

Oversee the activities necessary to maintain the College's accreditations.

Serves as Executive Director for FIT Aviation LLC, providing oversight for flight training, FBO operations, and fleet maintenance.

Serves as the EASA Accountable Manager, establishing and maintaining a management system and ensuring its ongoing effectiveness.

Developing and maintaining the college's financial performance, investment priorities, and goals

Dean overseas the flight training operation.

A doctoral degree in aviation or a related field is required with a minimum of 10 years' experience in the aeronautical field with a background that includes commercial or military aviation.

Significant teaching experience and academic work experience is required.

An academic management/leadership background such as assistant/associate dean, dean, academic VP, faculty senate leadership, department head, interim/acting dean should be desirable.

AABI accreditation experience is desirable.

Familiarity to international contract environment is desirable.

Any additional tasks as assigned.

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

Equal opportunity

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901,, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resource at 321-674-8100.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Notifications, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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