Dean of the College of Engineering

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sep 25, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Indiana Tech seeks applications and nominations of outstanding leaders for its next Dean of the College of Engineering. Indiana Tech is a four-year private, not-for-profit institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university delivers programs on campus, in 18 regional locations, and online, leading to degrees at the Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. levels to both traditional and non-traditional students. The traditional day student body includes 1,500 students who matriculate on the beautiful grounds of the residential main campus adjacent to downtown Fort Wayne. More than 6,400 students are enrolled in the College of Professional Studies in undergraduate and graduate programs. CPS students typically take classes online, and/or at one of Indiana Tech's classroom locations in Indiana and Kentucky.

The College of Engineering, which is home to the School of Computer Sciences, provides a career-focused, hands-on educational experience that inspires students to find new and better ways to address the challenges of the 21st century. The Dean will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge programs in Engineering and lead the college through the expansion and renovation of the Zollner Engineering Center. The Dean reports to Dr. Thomas Kaplan, now in his third year as Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The new Dean of Engineering will have the opportunity to provide strong leadership and advocacy for faculty and staff to enhance and elevate academic programs at the institution. The next Dean will be the principle champion for shaping and realizing an innovative vision and strategic direction for academics at the College. The next Dean will receive broad support for a creative and aggressive approach to build, launch and grow several new programs.

The campus community seeks a new Dean of Engineering with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit – a leader who demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Indiana Tech. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a field of engineering study from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Industry experience is not required, but would be an added plus. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background in teaching, service and professional activities, and a proven track record in academic administration, with specific experience in assessment processes, accreditation procedures, and new program development.

To ensure full consideration by the search committee, completed applications are due by
November 15, 2020. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here:

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Indiana Tech in this search. Please direct all confidential communications to: Dr. Sue DeWine, Senior Consultant, at 812-701-8892, or Mr. Paul Doeg, President & Chief Operating Officer, at 406-220-2129, or to [email protected].


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