Dean, School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

New Britain is a city with a population of 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to Hartford, CT.
Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience
December 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Dean, School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

The Dean serves as the chief academic officer and administrative leader of the School of Engineering, Science, and Technology (SEST) at Central Connecticut State University.  The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  SEST offers bachelors’ and masters’ degrees, one doctoral degree, and multiple certificate programs.  SEST employs 130 full-time faculty members and as of Fall 2018 served 3,158 headcount students, 2,723 undergraduates and 435 graduate students. 

The School of Engineering, Science, and Technology is the only singular STEM unit in the CSCU system.  The Dean is charged with creating an environment that will support the development, implementation, growth, and expansion of disciplinary and interdisciplinary opportunities in STEM.  SEST operates with 11 academic departments:  (1) Biology; (2) Biomolecular Science; (3) Chemistry & Biochemistry; (4) Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology; (5) Computer Science; (6) Engineering; (7) Geological Sciences; (8) Manufacturing & Construction Management; (9) Mathematical Sciences; (10) Physics & Engineering Physics; and (11) Technology & Engineering Education.  Program accreditations are maintained in 22 discipline areas.  In addition, the Dean oversees the SEST Student Services Center.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in an academic field related to the programs housed in the School of Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Demonstrated success administering academic programs as a department chair or equivalent
  • Ability to establish, foster and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, e.g., students, faculty, staff, and community and industry partners
  • A record of teaching, research, and service that meets the qualifications of a senior faculty rank
  • Demonstrated success planning and managing substantial budgets of an academic unit or grant
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and collaboration
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Effective communication skills, i.e., written, oral, and interpersonal

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of academic administrative experience above the level of department chair
  • Leadership experience in a collective-bargaining environment
  • Demonstrated successful experience with regional and/or disciplinary-based accreditation processes
  • Demonstrated success with grants and contracts
  • Successful fund raising
  • Demonstrated success in new-program development
  • Demonstrated record of successful support and/or promotion of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities

For full consideration, applications must be received by January 18, 2019.  This position is eligible for a tenure-track faculty appointment following the recommendation of the respective academic department.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience; salary range is $130,900 to $209,004.

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 Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


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