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The Aviation Science Department at Utah Valley University invites applicants for the position Faculty/ Department Chair. Serves as Department Chair, with a minimum half-time release from teaching. The chair is responsible for all aspects of academic administration in the department including oversight of personnel management (faculty and staff hiring, annual reviews, etc.); curriculum development and instruction; student recruiting, orientation, advising, and problem resolution; budgeting and expenses; and other activities such as marketing, running meetings, promoting safety, etc. In addition, the Chair supervises flight and flight records to ensure effective and efficient operations and coordinates with the Assistant Chair to oversee dispatch, maintenance, and facilities. The Chair promotes the well-being of the students, staff and faculty of the department; and supports and seeks ways to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values, and vision of shared governance at UVU. The Chair also models excellence in education, training, and certification, and demonstrates successful scholarship and collaborative service.
Seeking a candidate who is qualified to receive tenure upon appointment. Candidates who already have tenure at a regionally accredited university or equivalent are preferred. Looking to hire someone as soon as possible and will this position will remain open until filled.
A master’s degree in aviation or related discipline is required with a strong history of aviation industry experience. Doctorate in a related field with at least five years of aviation industry experience is preferred. A doctorate will not be accepted in place of aviation industry experience. Professional certification in one of the department’s focus areas.
Prior Department Chair or administrative experience is preferred.
Area of expertise including but not limited to aerospace engineering / manufacturing, unmanned aerial systems, aviation systems technology, air traffic management, airport management / operations, aircraft dispatching, airline management / operations, fixed base operation (FBO) management, aviation safety, aircraft accident investigation, aviation law, and aircraft maintenance management.
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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