Associate Dean of Engineering



Grand Canyon University seeks applications and nominations for an outstanding Associate Dean of Engineering to join a rapidly growing College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Reporting to the Dean of the College, Dr. Mark Wooden, the Associate Dean will play a pivotal role in fostering this growth, achieving initial ABET accreditation, and developing relationships with industry partners. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on a program with enormous potential.

Arizona’s premier private nonprofit, Christian University, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is located in West Phoenix and today serves more than 90,000students on the ground and online. Since 2009, GCU has invested over $1 billion in growing the campus with new facilities, residence halls, amenities and technology infrastructure. Program offerings continue to expand as well, including in the high-demand STEM areas of engineering, computer science, computer programming and information technology. In 2018, GCU celebrated a transition back to a nonprofit status, returning to its historical roots and continuing a rich legacy operating as a nonprofit institution. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers a rich mix of morethan 200 academic programs, including 150online academic programs, across nine collegesto approximately 20,500ground students and over 70,000 onlinestudents.

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology prepares students for in-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs by offering specialized academic programs in collaboration with industry experts and aligned with GCU’s Christian worldview. Over 255,000 total square feet of dedicated STEM learning space, an 84,105-square-foot STEM building opened in fall 2015, followed by a second newly constructed 173,447-square-foot engineering building with labs, workshops and cutting-edge equipment.

The GCU community seeks an entrepreneurial leader with strong academic credentials and understanding of higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He or she will have a robust background in industry, able to make connections and build relationships with industry partners to scale with the rapid growth anticipated in the program. In addition, he or she will be collaborative, organized, approachable, a leader of faculty with a vision for the Engineering Programs and ideas for growth, and the ability to execute on those ideas.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by April 15, 2019. Prior to submission, please thoroughly review the Executive Search Profile. Candidates may apply securely here, or at [email protected].

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Grand Canyon University in their search. Please direct all confidential communication to: Dr. John Hutchinson at (217) 737-0757, Mr. Paul Doeg at (406) 220-2129, or to [email protected].


Confidential nominations can be submitted by using this link: Nominations.