Major Duties: - Administrator to the faculty of the department.- Oversight of department academic programming.- Functional supervision of the College of Aviation Advising office.- Serve as college representative to the Organization of Chairs, Heads, and Directors (OCHAD) Executive Committee.- Promoting faculty research through assistance with grant writing, direct and indirect support, and other incentives.- Enabling communications between and with students, staff and faculty.- Responsible for oversight of the departmental budget.- Handling department personnel matters including conducting annual faculty reviews.- Developing and enhancing educational partnerships such as community college articulation agreements.- Enabling professional and community services using department resources.
Minimum Qualifications: - A distinguished record of performance in teaching in higher education, and professional service, which will establish eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor. - Demonstrated record of performance in research.- Demonstrated success in an educational administrative role or evidence of potential to perform administrative roles and functions in an exemplary manner in the academic environment. - Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to cultural diversity at all levels of education.- Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a vision, which is in harmony with the college's mission and attuned to national trends in the aviation industry in order to ensure the reputation of quality education in College of Aviation programs.- A record of fiscal management abilities through direct budget management and procurement of critical financial resources, including grants, contracts and private support.- Evidence of commitment to faculty involvement in departmental self-governance.- Demonstrated ability to develop coalitions and partnerships in the university, in business/industry and enhance collaboration in the local community.- The ability to serve as a strong advocate for the department and College to both internal and external constituents.- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Internal Number: 352_57215
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.