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Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

  • Aug. 15, 2017
  • Dean of the College of Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Michigan Technological University
    Houghton, MI
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • July 2018
  • Dean
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Michigan Technological University invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering. The Dean of the College of Engineering (CoE) provides leadership in shaping the vision for the future role of the CoE within the University, the state of Michigan, higher education, and society at large. The dean is the CoE’s chief academic and administrative officer. The dean reports directly to the provost and works with other administrators (vice presidents, deans, directors, and department chairs), as well as faculty, staff, and students to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service. The dean is responsible for fostering successful collaborations among personnel within the CoE, other areas of the University, and external constituencies.

To receive full consideration, candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in engineering or a closely related discipline and have administrative experience at or above a level equivalent to a department chair or head leading in an academic institution or research-oriented organization. Candidates must also demonstrate:
  • Experience in managing and leading PhD-level (or equivalent) engineers and/or scientists.
  • Experience in promoting a culture of safety as a professional value and an essential component of day-to-day activities.
  • Experience in developing and/or maintaining a safe, diverse, inclusive, welcoming, and equitable environment.
  • The ability to articulate a clear vision for the future of engineering research, education, and fundraising at Michigan Tech.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Proven leadership ability and collaborative management skills.
  • Fiscal responsibility and the ability to manage budgets.
  • Success in building partnerships among diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Experience with and commitment to shared governance.

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Candidates who are selected for on-campus interviews will be offered the opportunity to bring a guest with them for their visit.

About Michigan Tech

Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech is a leading public research institution, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. The College of Engineering is the largest college on campus, with 4,714 students, 161 full-time faculty, and 115 staff. The College has 945 graduate students, of which 278 are PhD candidates. Six of our engineering disciplines rank in the top 100 for research expenditures. The University fosters a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population, with more than $72.5 million in total research expenditures and 19 research centers and institutes. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

  • Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Paul Bergstrom

    Michigan Technological University
    1400 Townsend Dr
    121 Eerc
    Houghton, MI 49931
  • 906-487-2058
  • 906-487-2949


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