Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Embry-Riddle) invites experienced and passionate academic and administrative leaders to apply for the role of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPAAP). In serving as a strong collaborator and thought partner to President P. Barry Butler and the university's leadership team, the SVPAAP must be an experienced and results-oriented administrator who works effectively in a team-focused environment.

The University
Embry-Riddle is the world's largest, most comprehensive, and most respected university specializing in aviation and aerospace. 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 and Arizona and a growing campus in Singapore. A network of approximately 110 centers throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America delivers top-ranked, online programs. Embry-Riddle Worldwide is home to the top-ranked online bachelor's degree program for 2022-2023 and all three campuses have earned a Best for Veterans distinction according to U.S. News & World Report.

Embry-Riddle offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees in its colleges of Aeronautics, Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and the nation's first College of Security & Intelligence.
The university grants an MBA and Ph.D. in aviation and is the first in the country to offer a course in hybrid and urban air mobility. The university also offers advanced degrees in multiple other areas, including all aspects of aviation, uncrewed systems, cybersecurity engineering and management, business, human factors, project management, and occupational safety management.

Embry-Riddle is also a research center, developing solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities, and government agencies. Signature research focuses on aviation cybersecurity, aviation data science and business analytics, flight research, uncrewed aerial systems, and autonomous systems. Nearly 90 percent of students engage in research, an internship, or a capstone project that provides hands-on experience and an opportunity to apply what they have learned in classrooms, labs, and on the flight line. For more information about Embry-Riddle, please visit: https://erau.edu/ .

Position Summary
The SVPAAP is responsible for much of the day-to-day academic and student-focused operations at the university's Daytona Beach Campus as well as academic oversight for the entire university. The individual will play a key role in implementing the university's Strategic Plan, which is currently being finalized to run through Fiscal Year 2028.

As Chief Academic Officer of the university, the SVPAAP will:
• Advance Embry-Riddle's Vision and Strategic Plan, which emphasizes student success and institutional recognition as the global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education.
• Increase academic rankings and recognition.
• Recruit, retain, and develop an excellent faculty with a focus on growing select centers of excellence.
• Support our "One University, Three Campuses" approach.
• Enhance the student experience in support of improved retention and success.
• Support philanthropic efforts.
• Mentor a strong academic leadership team.
• Grow external partnerships.

Qualifications and Attributes
The search committee understands that no single candidate will have all the ideal qualifications, but it seeks candidates with the following experience and abilities:

• Doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution or similar and significant, high-level experience in industry, military, or the government.
• Distinguished record of teaching, service, and scholarly activity - or significant achievements in industry, government or related fields.
• Demonstrated focus on, and passion for, student success (e.g., retention and graduation rates).
• Decisiveness combined with diplomacy; ability to make tough decisions and enforce accountability when needed.
• Understanding of the application of STEM disciplines, academically, and professionally.
• Demonstration of creative and visionary leadership of academic, government, or industry initiatives.
• Established commitment to shared governance, diversity and inclusion, and servant-leadership.
• Understanding of the complex and evolving landscape of higher education including online education, adult learners, non-credit and professional education for example.
• A track record of serving as a visible and engaged leader with a history of success in working collaboratively in a teamwork-focused environment.

To view the complete position profile, please visit https://www.spaexec.com/pd/ERAUSVPAAP.pdf .

Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name and contact information of the nominee. Application materials should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Email: apsearch@spaexec.com
Refer to code "ERAU-SVPAAP" in the subject line

SP&A Executive Search
6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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