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Oklahoma City, OK

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Four-Year Institution

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Staff Full-Time



School of Transportation and HEVI

Okmulgee, Oklahoma
United States

95,000.00 - 105,000.00, Commensurate with education and experience

M-F 7:30a-4:30p (may vary)

GENERAL SUMMARY:  TheDean of the School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment, reports directly tothe Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, and serves as the senior academicleader of the unit. The programs of study within this unit are: Diesel andHeavy Equipment and Automotive Technologies. The Dean is responsible for thestrategic leadership of the School’s personnel, resources facilities andofferings, is a member of the University’s Academic Council, and represents theSchool and institution amongst their constituencies.


  • Provide leadership to the active engagement of School and institutional stakeholders in the ongoing evaluation of existing and potential programs and services concerning current and emerging state and national trends.
  • Ensure the appropriate specialized accreditations are  achieved and/or maintained and, support institutional accreditation initiatives.
  • Oversee the recruitment, hiring, evaluation and development of faculty and academic staff vis-à-vis School and institutional policies, practices and strategic priorities.
  • Promote and advance diversity and inclusion; foster collegiality and positive morale.
  • Engage in and model entrepreneurial leadership of and support for the School’s programs, services, students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate the collaborative development and fulfillment of short- and long-term strategic priorities for the School, as well as the policies, procedures and initiatives appropriate for achieving them.
  • Advance the fiscal health of the School and its programs through a range of activities—to include effective resource utilization and pursuit of extramural resources.
  • Provide leadership to the School’s student recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Ensure that accurate records are maintained relative to all School interests.
  • Monitor and provide oversight to School assets and facilities.
  • Ensure safe work and learning environments.
  • Develop and maintain robust relationships with alumni and industry representatives in related workforce disciplines and sectors.
  • Promote and support academic innovation and excellence.
  • Represent the School and University in appropriate  professional and community organizations and related activities.
  • Actively encourage and engage in collaborations with  internal and external entities to advance the School, OSUIT and their stakeholders.
  • Serve as an active, contributing member of the  University’s Academic Council, Administrative Council and other committees as assigned.
  • Balance activities, interests and obligations as a School and OSUIT leader.
  • Coordinate and communicate School activities with Academic Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Students Services, the President’s Office, Marketing & Communications, the OSU Foundation, and other units as appropriate.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities to meet the needs of the School and/or OSUIT.

Please upload cover letter, resume, and list of references for full consideration.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Should possess the credentials necessary to qualify as a faculty member for one of the School’s programs; graduate degree(s) highly preferred. Individuals with alternate combinations of credentials and/or experience may be considered. 
  • A history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior.
  • Five or more years of progressive experience in collaborative management and leadership; experience in higher education administration preferred.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to plan, organize and fulfill complex initiatives.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with technology.
  • Ability to research and interpret federal, state and institutional policies.
  • Understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing higher education; comprehension of land-grant colleges and universities preferred.
  • Ability to effectively engage community and industry leaders and alumni.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of work, initiative, commitment, ethics, professional responsibility and judgment.
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, budgeting and reporting.
  • Ability to work effectively with and promote diverse populations.
  • Superior interpersonal skills—including the ability to effectively recognize and resolve complex problems in a constructive manner. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, exercise decorum
    in all interactions with stakeholders, and be able to effectively recognize and mitigate conflict.
  • Valid Oklahoma driver’s license.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Travel required.
  • Normal office physical environment; ability to lift up to 25 pounds.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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