Wentworth Institute of Technology invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest in the position of Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked university offering a powerful experiential and career-focused education to students throughout the world. Wentworth is known as a university of opportunity with a history of transforming students, including those with median academic records but high aptitude, into high-performing professionals. It also has a proud history of helping students from under-resourced communities succeed in a demanding STEM curriculum. To serve these important goals, the College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks an exceptional leader with a distinguished record of academic and/or professional accomplishment with experience leading and managing in an academic or similar setting along with a keen understanding of engineering and computer science disciplines as key drivers to solving major challenges of the future. This is also a time of transformation and opportunity at Wentworth as it searches for its fifth president in the institution's nearly 115 year history.
The largest of Wentworth’s colleges with 69 faculty and 2,383 undergraduate and graduate students, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is home to a number of Wentworth's signature programs. Faculty and support staff in these programs strive to prepare their graduates for productive and challenging careers in private practice, industry, government and the non-profit sector, creating a solid foundation for life-long professional development. The CECS pedagogy combines inspired classroom learning, extensive hands-on projects and paid cooperative work experiences, culminating in 98 percent of its graduates employed or pursuing advanced degrees six months after graduation. Its innovative curriculum includes programs in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, computer networking and cybersecurity. CECS is also home to the interdisciplinary engineering department that includes programs in electromechanical engineering, interdisciplinary engineering and biological engineering.
Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, many of whom are alumni, CECS students obtain real-life professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Students also acquire the critical thinking skills needed to evaluate and use the information they obtain to solve challenging problems and understand the consequences. The goal of CECS is to prepare and encourage students to shape the future for the betterment of society.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this role, the Dean has immediate responsibility and authority over the curricula, programs, teaching, academic advising, CECS fiscal resources and personnel and certification/accreditation of all programs of the CECS. An earned terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution is required as well as the requisite qualifications and accomplishments appropriate to the rank of professor.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 22. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile at https://wit.edu/engineering/dean-search and references. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Wentworth Institute of Technology's consultants Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D. and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D., at WITCECSDean@wittkieffer.com. Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Meaghan Shimkus at (630) 575-6725.