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Dean of the College of Engineering and Business
Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted March 04, 2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Dean of the College of Engineering and Business 

Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic, Diocesan, Masters L institution committed to excellence through inclusiveness and diversity, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering and Business. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will, through transformational leadership of the College, advance the University's commitment to student success and leadership, faculty excellence in teaching and scholarship, meaningful community engagement, and a global perspective. 

The College of Engineering and Business is comprised of two schools: The School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and the Dahlkemper School of Business (DSB). The School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) offers Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science, information systems, software engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. The ECS also offers graduate programs in information analytics, engineering management, electrical engineering, embedded software engineering, environmental health & engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. The Dahlkemper School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specializations in business administration, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, international management, management, management information systems, marketing, risk management and insurance, sport management and marketing, and supply chain management. The DSB also offers graduate programs in Business Administration (MBA) and Healthcare Administration (MHA). Starting fall of 2019, CEB will offer two new majors: cyber engineering and cybersecurity. 

The College of Engineering and Business enjoys a close relationship with the Gannon Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and Innovation Beehive Network creating a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to advance the College's Mission and to connect the student experience with the opportunities, challenges, and resources of the Erie Region's diverse business and manufacturing base. 

Gannon seeks a visionary, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader with a record of proven success and executive experience in an academic or professional environment. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in a field relevant to the academic programs offered by the College and prior experience as a distinguished faculty member with credentials commensurate with senior faculty status. 

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a record of significant leadership and administrative accomplishments and the ability to:

  • Foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Identify, develop, and market new academic programs with significant potential for growth, and effectively revitalize existing ones.

  • Recruit and develop a high quality and diverse faculty.

  • Cultivate and expand external funding opportunities, partnerships, and relationships with regional, national, and international entities.

  • Build consensus, communicate effectively, and engage faculty in setting and achieving the College's strategic priorities.

  • Have a strong commitment to student-centered decision-making and community engagement.

  • Understand the issues facing higher education and private enterprise in a technology-rich, global economy.

  • Enhance the visibility and reputation of the College and Gannon University regionally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Support and promote Gannon University's Mission, Catholic identity, and commitment to the liberal arts in support of strong professional degree programs.

Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities, and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. For more information about Gannon and Erie, visit and

Application Procedure: Applications should be sent to: A complete application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications above, curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by March 7, 2019 can be assured full consideration. If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this position, you may contact Jerry Israel, Senior Consultant, at You may view the full profile at

Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  

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