Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
- University of North Dakota
- Grand Forks, ND 58202
- Commensurate with experience
Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
The University of North Dakota (UND) seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary dean for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, who has their pulse on the industry and who will help define the future of aerospace sciences. The dean will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in shaping the direction of the School to support the established vision. The dean will inherit a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space innovation and research, and Earth system science and policy research. With more than 500 faculty and staff members, almost 2000 students from around the world, and a myriad of programs and projects, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is the future of flight.
Reporting directly to the provost, the dean is the chief executive officer of the Odegard School and is responsible for its effective administration. The dean provides strategic vision, leadership, and support for academic excellence and integrity to further the university’s academic mission and strategic goals through outstanding teaching and learning, exceptional scholarly and creative activity, and meaningful service to the public. The dean plays a central role, individually and as part of the leadership team, in the university’s academic administration. The dean is involved with student learning, retention, and recruitment. In addition, the dean plays a key role in strategic planning, budget, facilities, and research. Moreover, the dean is a leading participant in external relations of the university, working in conjunction with the UND Aerospace Foundation, including fundraising, alumni relations, economic development, legislative priorities (federal and state), and public relations.
The next dean must have an advanced degree at the master’s level or above and a minimum of 5+ years demonstrated leadership experience in industry and/or academia. It is desired that the ideal candidate possesses exceptional accomplishments in the aerospace field, whether in industry, higher education, or the government, attained pilot certificate, demonstrated experience with Safety Management Systems (SMS), and a commitment to educating the next generation of practitioners and maintaining excellence in education while at the same time, supporting scholarship and research. Candidates should be able to demonstrate visionary leadership, well-developed written and verbal communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students with an open, transparent, engaging interpersonal style, and effectiveness working in and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural environment.
How to Apply
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting University of North Dakota in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood, Partner
Julie Holley, Team Lead
Lauren McCaghren, Senior Executive Search Consultant
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
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