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Requisition ID:  9075

Head, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology (SATT)


Successful candidates are required to have an earned doctorate in aviation, aerospace, engineering, education, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will also possess high interest and strong ability in corporate/alumni development and global activities.  The head must possess the credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure at Purdue University.

The SATT is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the application documents, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could promote a work climate that values inclusion.


As the SATT chief academic and administrative officer, the head must possess proven leadership and management skills to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, industry partners, and the university administration.  The head is the safety executive of record for the school and the overall aviation operation, and is responsible for budgeting, personnel managment, faculty mentoring, and curriculum development coordination.  SATT is a global leader in aviation and aerospace, and the head is expected to support the faculty in increasing research and implementing transformational educational efforts.  The head is expected to foster strong partnerships with industries, agencies, supporters, and peer universities; advocate and participate in securing grants; and provide leadership in fund-raising and development.  The head also provides leadership for the Indianapolis Polytechnic Statewide location and the SATT distance-delivered M.S. program and the online program offered through Purdue Global.  


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.