Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

Job posting number: #7111583

Posted: September 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science will provide dynamic leadership in the quest for excellence in teaching, research, professional service, and community engagement within the mission of a comprehensive research university. The Dean serves as principal officer and spokesperson for the college and, reporting to the Provost, oversees the daily operation of the college while holding research, student recruitment, retention and success as fundamental priorities. The Dean works with Wright State University leadership to formulate and implement university policy.
Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree and demonstrate a strong record of research and, success and commitment to work with diverse populations.
A record of excellence in teaching and scholarly research sufficient to hold the rank of Professor in a department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
At least three years of relevant administrative experience including budget and personnel oversight.
Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated involvement with the regional engineering/computer science community.
Demonstrated success in the generation of funded research and other relevant scholarship.
Evidence of support and experience with evolving and improving curriculum in general education, engineering and computer science education.
Demonstrated ability to garner resources, such as grants and gifts from public and private entities and individuals.
Demonstrated ability to foster recruitment and retention.
A commitment to increasing the diversity of faculty, staff and students in the College.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the abilities to listen, to persuade, and affirm others.
Personal characteristics that include openness, energy, intellect, dignity, integrity, optimism, and vision.

Essential Functions and percent of time:
(25%) Supervises departmental chairs and faculty in formulating and implementing college goals and policy supporting student success.

(20%) Responsible for strategic planning; program development; faculty/staff/student development and retention.

(20%) Student recruitment, relations with external constituencies; collegiate partnership initiatives.

(15%) Resource allocation and budget management.

(15%) Research promotion; fund raising.

(5%) Diversity awareness and planning
Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University making an employment offer contingent on various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

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