Ohio University invites expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state's first institution of higher education and one of America's oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as a Research University with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. There are nearly 18,000 undergraduate students enrolled in over 250 programs of study across nine of the University's 11 colleges, which include 15 schools and numerous departments. With a main campus in Athens, five regional campuses, and a strong outreach/eLearning program, the University has an enrollment of over 36,000 students. The city of Athens has a population of 25,000 and is located in southeastern Ohio along the Hocking River with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities nearby and a culturally rich college town atmosphere.
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #132 among undergraduate engineering colleges offering doctoral degrees. The college has seven academic departments: Aviation, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Technology and Management, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering (including a new program in Energy Engineering). Russ College is best in class with unparalleled resources with a $180 million endowment to educate future generations of engineers and technologists who create for good.
Reporting to the provost, the Dean is the chief administrative, academic, and budgetary officer of the College. The Dean serves as a role model of integrity and professionalism for the College's faculty of teacher/scholars and is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Dean collaborates closely with the other deans as well as others across the University, the region, the nation, and the globe to coordinate academic programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, and traditional and cross-disciplinary scholarship.
The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly, professional, and creative achievement, the ability to expand the research profile of the College, a collaborative approach to leadership, and model high ethical standards. In addition, the Dean will possess exceptional budgetary and financial management skills, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to shared governance and transparency.
The ideal candidate will hold an earned doctorate in one of the Russ College general fields of study, have achieved a distinguished record of scholarly, professional, and creative achievement sufficient for appointment as Full Professor in one of the programs within the College, as well as experience working as an industry professional. In addition, the individual must possess significant administrative experience and with the ability to:
Model high ethical standards;
Leverage the widely held sense of optimism that the College is poised to achieve a higher level of national and international distinction;
Support shared governance and transparency;
Work collaboratively with multiple constituents to develop and implement a strategic plan in service of the distinct vision;
Lead and manage a complex and thriving organization through a time of change, while communicating with exceptional clarity;
Ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students as demonstrated through previous experience;
Advocate and champion the benefits of setting high standards for faculty and their professional development;
Oversee college planning and budgets; utilize strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills; convey information utilizing exceptional oral and written communication skills;
Appreciate student-centered approaches;
Understand the critical need for and is knowledgeable about ABET and ATMAE accreditation and practices;
Cultivate strong relationships with alumni, parents, and donors, and to raise financial resources for the College through traditional fundraising;
Utilize data from multiple sources to inform strategy, policy, and practice as demonstrated through previous experience;
Successfully manage personnel, mentoring talented faculty, staff, administrators, and students to perform at their best; and,
Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit with interest in taking advantage of opportunities to advance the college as they emerge.
Planning Unit: Russ College of Engineering & Technology
Department: Engineering and Technology, Dean's Office
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: OhioDeanRussCollege@storbecksearch.com
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Internal Number: 29627
About Ohio University
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.
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