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Chief of Faculty Relations and Research

Air University
Montgomery, Alabama

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Air University (AU) is headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, master's, and doctor of philosophy degrees. Air University's professional education program educates military and civilians to leverage air, space, and cyberspace power to achieve national security objectives.   

AU invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Chief, Faculty Relations and Research. The individual selected will be responsible for supporting military and civilian faculty endeavors, including implementing faculty development programs, assisting with the onboarding and hiring process, coordinating research protocols, collecting data, and implementing innovative and emerging practices in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The Chief of Faculty Relations and Research serves in the Academic Affairs Office and provides counsel and advice to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and Chief Academic Affairs (CAA) on faculty-related matters. The incumbent will serve as a liaison between and among the AU faculty, faculty senate, and Teaching and Learning Center in relation to faculty matters. The candidate will assist in preparing and maintaining faculty documents in regard to appointments, reappointments and promotions, recruitment, and submission of accurate dossiers for final review. Assists in the appointment and reappointment credentialing for permanent faculty, department chairs, adjuncts, and visiting faculty. Prepares reports, written correspondence, and briefings, as required. 

The incumbent will coordinate with campus leaders to coordinate institutional educational and assessment initiatives and evaluate diversity goals by developing metrics/scorecards and tracking progress. Reviews, assesses, measures, and stays abreast of efforts using a climate or similar study to meet the institution's social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression goals and use results to drive strategic planning and stay informed of equity inclusion and discrimination. Works closely with school leadership to foster an environment of academic excellence, collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Deadline:  8/30/2021

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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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