Dean of the School of Engineering

University of Dayton in Ohio

Date Posted January 27, 2014

Dayton, OH

Dean of the School of Engineering


The University of Dayton, a top ten Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, seeks a Dean of the School of Engineering. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. The School of Engineering seeks a dean with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit who values the Catholic and Marianist mission.


The dean will join a collaborative executive team of committed faculty and staff to help forge a dynamic and innovative academic agenda. S/hewill lead a renewed, inclusive strategic planning process and cultivate partnerships, externally and within the University and the University of Dayton Research Institute, to generate new resources and opportunities for research and learning.


The dean reports to the provost and is responsible for overseeing the departments of chemical and materials engineering, civil and environmental engineering and engineering mechanics, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, engineering technology and engineering management and systems. The School of Engineering offers thirteen masters level programs and five doctoral level programs. The school recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, exemplifying its sustained commitment to excellence in education and research and continuing the faculty focus on innovation with greater emphasis on research in the surging fields of aerospace, materials, sensors and alternative energy. At the same time, the graduate engineering programs achieved their highest national ranking, according to U.S. News & World Report, tied with Notre Dame as first among Catholic universities and ranked 52nd nationally. With 72 faculty generating $6 million in direct faculty research funding and the support of $90 million in the University of Dayton Research Institute funding, the School of Engineering continues on an upward trajectory. For further information about the school, please visit: www.udayton.edu/engineering.


Confidential inquiries, nominations or expressions of interest may be directed to UDaytonDean@wittkieffer.com or Alice Miller, Jean Dowdall and Mercedes Vance, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting the search, at 678-302-1565, by March 25, 2014.



To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.