Purdue University Northwest — Founding Dean, College of Engineering and Sciences
Filed in Administrative on September 21, 2016
Purdue University Northwest invites nominations and applications for an exceptional academic leader to serve as the founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Sciences. The Dean will join the University at an exciting time following the official merger of two institutions on July 1, 2016. The Dean will be expected to work with faculty, staff, and students to build a vision for a college that now spans two campuses and offers a wide array of programs.
The founding Dean of College of Engineering and Sciences reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Dean provides strategic academic leadership for the College and is responsible for enhancing its core missions of teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will understand the opportunities and challenges facing public universities in the current higher education landscape and possess the skills, leadership, and vision to advance the College in this complex environment.
The College of Engineering and Sciences was formed during the unification process, and thus, the Dean will be engaged in strategic planning and establishing a vision for the College, as well as leading the successful transition from two independent institutions into this new entity. The Dean will be actively engaged in program development, curricular enhancement, budget planning, resource development, and assessment of student learning. The Dean oversees a budget of approximately $12.6 million and the College enrolls over 1,700 undergraduate students and more than 150 graduate students.
For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit https://storbeckpimentel.com/pd/PNW/CES.pdf.
Part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, Purdue University Northwest offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses located in Northwest Indiana and in easy driving distance to Chicago, Illinois. Purdue Northwest is the fifth largest public university in Indiana, with more than 15,000 students, offering nearly 70 programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The institution is distinguished by opportunities for experiential learning, undergraduate research, and one-to-one relationships between students and faculty members.
Nomination and Application Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the University by November 1, 2016. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential until finalists are identified for campus interviews. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to code “PNW-CES” in the subject line.
Confidential nominations and inquiries may be directed to Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates at the contact information below:
Ryan Crawford, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
901 Mopac Expressway South
Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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