Dean of the Graduate School for Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology

Air Force Institute of Technology

Deadline: April 11, 2023

The Air Force Institute of Technology invites applications for Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. We are seeking a creative and innovative colleague who can bring the Graduate School to the next level of excellence in achieving its vision to be a leader in defense-focused education, research, and consultation.

The Dean is the senior academic and administrative leader of the Graduate School, responsible for leadership in the development and operation of the school’s academic programs and the direction of the school’s management and support structure. As a senior leader of the Institute, the Dean also has Institute-wide academic and administrative responsibilities in fulfillment of the AFIT mission. The Dean also leads faculty recruiting, development, retention, promotion, performance evaluation, and merit recognition. This person is also responsible for maintenance and development of partnerships with appropriate universities, research institutions, and funding organizations relevant to the school’s disciplines, as well as being knowledgeable in current and projected trends and requirements with emphasis on accreditation. The Dean executes the position’s duties through Department Heads, Associate Deans, and Directors.

AFIT is a federal institution located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, OH. It provides defense-focused graduate education primarily for the U.S. Air and Space Forces and Department of Defense. AFIT has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1960. The Graduate School is a Carnegie-classified High Research Activity doctoral institution with 25 MS degree, 13 PhD, and 19 certificate programs in engineering, applied science, mathematics, and management; 7 programs are accredited by ABET at the advanced level. The Graduate School provides its students with research on high-priority defense problems. The Graduate School maintains a very strong applied-research focus through seven multi-disciplinary research centers, collaborating with research entities throughout the defense establishment. Visit for more details.

Qualifications: Applicants must be US citizens and have outstanding professional competence and experiences sufficient for academic appointment as a full Professor in one of the school’s departments. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in engineering, management, mathematics, physical sciences, or a closely related field; exhibit a strong research publication record, extensive experience with externally funded research, and sound academic and professional leadership abilities. Candidates need the ability to communicate clearly and expertly (in English) in both verbal and written forms concerning academic, administrative, and technical subject matters.

Application instructions: A complete application package includes curriculum vitae, transcripts, references, and letter of application describing interest in the position; ways in which qualifications meet position requirements including teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to and experience with diversity/inclusion; and leadership style, including a philosophy in leading an academic school.