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Associate Dean, Engineering and Applied Science
Gonzaga University

Date Posted Apr. 6, 2021
Title Associate Dean, Engineering and Applied Science
University Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA, United States
Department School of Engineering and Applied Science
Application Deadline Apr. 30, 2021
Position Start Date Jun. 1, 2021
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

Provide administrative oversight for the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) undergraduate programs, with particular attention to student services, accreditation, faculty processes and curriculum.

Students – 30%

  • Manage petitions for late course add/drop/withdrawals
  • Manage requests for substitutions, pre-requisite waivers, and course overloads
  • Mediate disputes (grade appeals, academic dishonesty, student/parental complaints etc.)
  • Advise students, resolve advising issues and improve faculty advising procedures

Faculty – 10%

  • Coordinate TT faculty evaluation/RPT procedures
  • Non-tenure track faculty evaluation
  • Orientation/faculty onboarding, in coordination with department chairs/directors
  • Faculty support and mentoring
  • Resolve faculty conduct issues in consultation with the Dean of SEAS

Curriculum – 25%

  • Coordinate curriculum planning and development with department chairs/directors
  • Assist in facilitation of assessment and internal and external accreditation activities
  • Coordinate summer school schedule of offerings
  • Resolve curriculum issues

Administration – 25%

  • Supervise assigned staff
  • Facilitate operations when the Dean is unavailable
  • Represent SEAS and coordinate with offices across campus, including Deans and Associate Deans of the other schools/College
  • Coordinate recruiting activities (High Schools, Junior Colleges, Preview Day) with internal university offices and external interests
  • Coordinate career activities with the SEAS Career & Professional Development representative
  • Teach undergraduate courses as assigned by Dean
  • Support of adjuncts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in one of the following: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • A strong teaching and scholarship record
  • Tenurable at the rank of associate or full professor in one of the SEAS departments
  • 3+ years or more administration experience (department, school/college, university)
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with professional discretion and judgment
  • Strong organizational skills to balance multiple and simultaneous priorities
  • Interest in student, faculty, and staff well-being / collegiality

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience / licensure preferred
  • 5+ years or more administration experience (department, school/college, university)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ABET accreditation standards
  • Experience with government agencies and/or national laboratories, and the ability to acquire/coordinate acquisition of external funding

  • Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Karlene Hoo, Dean
    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Gonzaga University
    Spokane, WA


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