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Associate Dean for the School of Management

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 7, 2023

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Associate Dean

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Associate Dean for the School of Management

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Job Description Summary

Wentworth Institute of Technology is seeking applicants interested in joining the Wentworth community as an Associate Dean for the School of Management and faculty in an appropriate discipline within the School’s portfolio of program offerings .

Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean of the School of Management will support the Dean in the overall administration of the school with particular attention to student success and affairs, undergraduate programs and graduate programs curriculum development, internal and external assessment, experiential learning, and inclusive excellence.

The School of Management seeks an Associate Dean with a strong record of teaching, research, and service in an appropriate discipline (aligned with the School’s portfolio of programs). This position requires a collaborative visionary leader to harness the School’s potential for growth of its existing programs as well as lead in the development of new programs and initiatives, especially in relation to interdisciplinary opportunities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a creative approach to undergraduate education, interdisciplinary graduate programs, and experiential learning across the entire portfolio. With the School’s focus on inclusive excellence, the Associate Dean will help cultivate a learning environment that is welcoming, nurturing, and inspiring to a diverse set of students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will assist with assessment and accreditation, facilitate faculty scholarship initiatives, and represent the School as an active participant on appropriate University committees. The Associate Dean will also serve as a conduit for communication between the Dean’s office, laboratory staff, and University offices. The position requires a creative and collegial leader who has interpersonal skills that demonstrate a high level of professionalism with the ability to communicate the School’s mission and vision with faculty, staff and students. In addition to the administrative duties, the candidate will teach up to two courses per academic year in their area of expertise, which may include independent study and a capstone course for School of Management majors.

Wentworth’s School of Management provides the foundational education for students entering the construction and business management fields. With a diverse portfolio of programs and the ability to service other technical degrees across the campus, the new Associate Dean will be joining the school at a time of creative growth and development.

In June 2019, Dr. Mark Thompson became Wentworth’s fifth President and has since articulated a strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, high-value learning, transformational student experience, and next-generation partnerships. Dr. Sophia Maggelakis started as Provost in August 2022. Dr. John Cribbs became the Dean of the School of Management in July 2023, one of five recently restructured schools at Wentworth, with strong commitment to recruit and retain students with diverse backgrounds, foster a vibrant interdisciplinary community and learning environment for faculty and students, and build on and expand current government, community, industry, and alumni partnerships.

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website .
All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations, contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at .

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should apply at . Please submit required documents.

Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement detailing the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and service/leadership, a statement discussing the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a portfolio with teaching, research, and design work.

Review of applications begins during the week of August 7th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to be filled by Dec. 1, 2023, but may start as early as October 1, 2023, depending on candidate availability and screening processes.

For more information, contact Dean John Cribbs

Minimum Education Required

Doctoral degree

Preferred Education

Doctoral degree

Minimum Work Experience Required

3+ years academic administration experience; 3+ years of teaching experience in related field of expertise

Preferred Work Experience

Minimum Knowledge Required

Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations.

Preferred Knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Advertised Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in related fields.
  • Established record as an exceptional teacher and scholar or comparable professional achievement meriting the rank of an associate or full professor in an appropriate discipline.
  • 3+ years academic administration experience in technical management fields
Advertised Preferred Qualifications
  • Multidisciplinary/inter-disciplinary education
  • Established record of working across academic or disciplinary units and programs Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and accreditation standards ( ACCE, IACBE, ABET, NECHE, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with professional discretion and judgment Demonstrated support for traditional and emergent technologies and the development of innovative, future-oriented curricula
  • Strong organizational skills to balance multiple and simultaneous priorities
  • Interest in student, faculty and staff well-being/collegiality
  • Interpersonal skills that indicate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability
  • Written, verbal and visual communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the university and external constituents
  • Experience with working with diverse communities, government agencies, foundations and non-profit organizations, and the ability to acquire/coordinate acquisition of external funding
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Colleges of the Fenway site
    • Wentworth site
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed.
    • NE HERC
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    • Bay State Banner
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  2. Wentworth defines inclusive excellence as 'Actively and intentionally cultivating a diverse and culturally competent institution where each member has the opportunity and support to reach their full potential and make contributions to our campus community and beyond.' Please provide an example of how you have exemplified inclusive excellence in an educational or professional setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. References
  5. Required DEI Statement
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