Morgan State University — Dean of The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution with high research activity in northeast Baltimore, Maryland. We invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering.  As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, Morgan serves a multiracial and multiethnic student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are accessible to all. 

Morgan State University is a valuable economic engine, making an annual $990-million financial impact on Maryland and $574 million within Baltimore City. In addition, the University supports more than 6,500 jobs statewide, nearly 4,000 of which are located in the City. According to a recent study, nearly 17 percent of Morgan alumni are employed in STEM fields, versus 10 percent for all Maryland schools. The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering serves the world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality graduates to grow the future, lead the world, and innovate everywhere. Morgan currently ranks as one of the top two or three schools in the United States with respect to graduation of African American Engineers.

The School of Engineering is located on the north-side of the Morgan State University campus and operates in a three-building complex, which includes the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Building, the William Donald Schaefer Building, and a significant portion of the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS). The School has accredited undergraduate programs in Transportation and Civil, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering, and graduate programs that offer the Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Engineering in four disciplines.

The Dean of the School of Engineering will report to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean will be responsible for the implementation of a vision for innovative strategic growth; leadership through a shared governance process of dynamic faculty, staff and students; management of several research centers and facilities; budget oversight; and leadership of academic and research programs, which prepare students for careers in the industries of the future. The Dean will build upon the established national networks to position Morgan State University to be on the leading edge of science and engineering.

Morgan State University is seeking a Dean who has energy, vision and a strong desire to grow both our education and research programs; one who is keenly aware of the technologies that will underpin the industries of the future. The ideal candidate is an innovative administrator, an accomplished researcher/scholar, a dedicated educator and an individual who understands the challenges of and opportunities for a public, urban, research university.

The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree or equivalent (Ph.D. in engineering preferred), along with: a strong record of teaching, scholarship, and service or success and accomplishment in the corporate or governmental sectors sufficient for appointment as a full professor with tenure; evidence of successful, progressive and entrepreneurial leadership at a level equivalent to department chair or above; and successful experience in strategic planning and fundraising, are needed. Evidence of strong interpersonal, communication, and facilitation/collaboration skills (with specific focus on cross-disciplinary teaching and research initiatives) are highly desired.  A robust record demonstrating effective collaborative efforts, and an ability to think “outside the box” when problem solving, is vital. 

Applications and nominations are now being accepted. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for all candidates. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Morgan State University in this search. Initial screening of the applications and nominations will continue until an appointment is made. 

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a brief letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how your experiences match the position requirements, curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of documents as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:

Marion Frenche, Principal & Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Deni McJenkins, Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277; Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: marionfrenche@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: denimcjenkins@greenwoodsearch.com 

Morgan State University is an equal opportunity employer

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