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Dean of Engineering - College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Phoenix, Arizona
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time

Grand Canyon University!  One of the nation’s most innovative institutions in higher learning.  Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Do you want to lead a new and growing college of engineering with a teaching-focused mission that integrates Christian faith and celebrates the entrepreneurial engineering mindset?  Do you want to be part of an academic leadership team on one of the most innovative universities in the nation with multi-modality learning?  Do you want to work collaboratively across all colleges, and with industry leaders to promote human flourishing?    

Grand Canyon University’s College of Engineering is seeking a Dean to lead the Engineering team into the next decade.  We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community and integrate faith.

What we are offering:

  • The opportunity to work at a thriving diverse campus and online student population

  • Projected start date – Spring/Summer 2023

  • The chance to promote a business mindset for today’s changing world, as well as help with the integration of faith and celebrate free market capitalism as engineers

  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation of engineering professionals

  • Join a leadership team that has created a Christian-based, high-quality academic experience for all socio-economic classes of society that hasn’t raised tuition in 15-years

What you will do:

  • Develop partnerships with industry to provide internships, capstone projects, and career starting employment

  • Continue the partnership with the KEEN Foundation and maintain the standards associated with the accrediting agency

  • Oversee new program development and create graduate as well as online degree programs in Engineering

  • Collaborate with industry experts and align curriculum with GCU’s Christian World View

  • Accountable for continued ABET accreditations

  • Continue high-quality learning outcomes, a culture of assessment and servant leadership

  • Lead a college in collaboration with all university teams and services in a matrix-organization that creates efficiencies and leverages best practices for student success and college operations (i.e., Faculty Training & Development, Curriculum Design & Development, and Marketing).

  • Lead faculty and support professional development of teaching – service – scholarship

What you need:

  • Doctorate in Engineering, preferably in one of the disciplines represented in the Engineering department (Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Industrial)

  • Significant leadership experience in academia and/or industry

  • Desire and ability to work in an extremely dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial institution

  • Passion to share your Christian faith as a leader and educator

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University 

Why work at GCE:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus

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