Director of Operations

Air University
Montgomery, Alabama
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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The Air University (AU) Commander and President invites applications for the position of Director of Operations.  AU is the lead agent for Department of the Air Force education.

The AU Director of Operations manages, integrates and synchronizes the efforts of AU’s schools, centers and staff to achieve the AU mission of educating and developing Air, Space and Cyberspace leaders in support of the National Defense Strategy.  Working closely with the AU Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Operations provides long-term perspective and operational direction supporting the AU President and the leaders of AU’s eleven schools and centers whose resident and distant learning programs produce 130,000 graduates annually.


The Director of Operations works collaboratively with AU leaders in the management and governance of education, research, outreach, and doctrine development. This position develops policies and directs actions to support integration and synchronization of AU programs in the areas of scheduling, production and plans.  The Director of Operations also ensures academic services functions (Library, Registrar, AU Press, Teaching and Learning Center, Sponsored Programs office and AU’s Innovation Accelerator) meet the needs of faculty, staff and students.  The incumbent teaches in at least one of AU’s graduate-level military studies programs.  Successful applicants will have proven skills leading and managing in large, complex organizations, applying program and process-management techniques and employing metrics. While a terminal degree is desired, applicants must at least have earned a masters degree in an area relevant to military or strategic studies.

Deadline date: 07/19/2021

For questions about this position, please contact AU’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Mark Conversino at (email) [email protected] or (phone) 334-953-2985.

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Air University is the intellectual and leadership-development center of the U.S. Air and Space Forces. Our mission is to educate and develop Air, Space, and Cyberspace warrior-leaders in support of the National Defense Strategy. Air University, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is a major component of Air Education and Training Command and is the lead agent for Air Force education.

Air University provides the full spectrum of Air Force education, encompassing pre-commissioning programs for new officers; graduate programs in specialized military disciplines; progressive, career-long professional military development for officer, enlisted, and civilian Airmen; and specialized programs for US cabinet appointees, senior executive service civilians, and general officers.

Air University draws on a long legacy of airpower education. The Wright brothers established the first US civilian flying school here in 1910. In the early 1930s, the Army Air Corps Tactical School moved to Montgomery, establishing Maxwell Field.

Air University was established in 1946, and today is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, masters, and doctor of philosophy degrees. Air University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty committed to inclusive teaching and scholarship.

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