Department Chairperson and Associate/Full Professor, Aviation Science Department

Bridgewater, Plymouth County
Apr 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Job Description: The Department of Aviation Science is seeking a full-time tenured faculty member to serve as chairperson of the department and to be a part of a multi-talented and diverse group of professionals. The successful candidate will be a high energy visionary and goal-oriented individual who will also provide academic leadership as the Department Chair. This individual will be responsible for managing the departmental curriculum, coordinating the hiring of full and part-time faculty members, scheduling of classes, and resolving student issues. In addition to regular chairperson duties, this individual will also teach undergraduate classes in aviation science and provide leadership to aviation programs while maintaining faculty and programmatic relevance to the aviation industry. This individual will also assist the Associate Dean of Aviation in the maintenance of AABI Accreditation. The growing Aviation Department serves more than 200 students in both the Aviation Management and Flight Training concentrations. The successful candidate must have experience and leadership to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administrators. Bridgewater State University desires a candidate with aviation business experience in one of aviation's leading-edge fields such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Aviation Logistics Management. As a part of a visionary team, the Department Chair is expected to help guide the future of the department and support strong partnerships with industries, agencies, and supporters.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must: -Have a Masters' Degree in an appropriate field -Possess a proven record of accomplishment in a combination of professional service and experience in teaching and/or industry -Have experience teaching various ground schools Ideal candidates will also possess high interest and strong ability in corporate/alumni development and global activities and work in coordination with the Office of University Advancement and Strategic Planning. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants who: -Have experience teaching in one of aviation's leading-edge fields such as Aviation Logistics Management and/or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles -Possess knowledge of 14 CFR Part 61, 91, 141 Federal Aviation Regulations, NTSB 830, and TSA requirements. -Have demonstrated scholarly accomplishment in research

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