Dean of the College of Business, Security & Intelligence

at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location Prescott, Arizona
Date Posted July 26, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Dean of the College of Business, Security & Intelligence

Position Specification

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks a collaborative and accomplished leader to serve as the first dean of the new College of Business, Security & Intelligence (CBSI) and invites nominations and applications. In response to enrollment growth and evolving demands of industry, Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Arizona, campus has merged the College of Security & Intelligence and the School of Business, to form the CBSI. The dean will join the Embry-Riddle community as it builds on current momentum and continues to elevate itself to a place of true distinction.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s leader in aviation and aerospace higher education. Its mission is to teach the science, practice, and business necessary to prepare students for productive careers and leadership roles in business, government agencies, and the military. The university is an independent, nonprofit, culturally diverse institution committed to providing quality education on residential campuses in Florida, Arizona, and Singapore. A network of more than 135 centers throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and South America deliver top-ranked, online programs.

Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Arizona, campus is located approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix. The campus currently serves approximately 3,000 students distributed among four colleges. Established in 1978, the campus is an integral part of the Prescott community and has quickly gained a reputation as one of Arizona’s top STEM universities. The campus has a thriving residential life and recently opened two state-of-the-art residence halls. Almost half of the student body lives on campus. Students compete in more than 40 club, intramural, and recreational sports.

The newly formed College of Business, Security & Intelligence is the result of a merger between the School of Business and the College of Security & Intelligence occurring in the fall of 2021. The new CBSI will comprise eight programs: six undergraduate and two master’s degree programs.

Reporting to the vice chancellor and associate chief academic officer, the dean of College will consult with the new College’s 25 FTE faculty members to develop curricula and provide leadership for program and other assessments. The new dean will be charged with developing the mission, vision, and values of the new college that align with the university mission.

The new dean of CBSI will possess an earned doctorate and a distinguished record in teaching, scholarship, and service that will command the respect of the academic community and merit the rank of full professor in one of the disciplines of the College. The dean will be an innovative academic leader with demonstrated administrative experience and the proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior leadership to advance strategic projects and initiatives. Additionally, the dean must have a strong commitment to education in business, security, or intelligence within the context of Embry-Riddle’s strong niche and world-recognized leadership in aerospace and aviation.

Whether or not the new dean is currently affiliated with an academic institution, they must have experience working with, and a deep understanding of, the complexities and nuances of the academic environment.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess a collaborative management style, an adaptable and flexible leadership style, and a strong philosophy of leading by example; experience in reconciling differing opinions and developing solutions within a shared governance model; a record of achievement in furthering inclusive excellence, including a proven ability to recruit, retain, and support diverse faculty, staff, and students; a global vision with multi-cultural experiences; analytical skills, especially experience with budgets and prioritizing resource requests; demonstrated experience with strategic planning and program and accreditation assessment; an attention to details; a commitment to developing philanthropy streams and industry advisory connections; a passion for higher education; and, an impeccable reputation for integrity and the highest standards of ethical behavior.

The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and application materials, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references should be forwarded in confidence to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director

Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search


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