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Dean of the School of Technology

Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Michigan 49931
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Michigan Technological University invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Technology (SOT). The dean is SOT’s chief academic and administrative officer. The dean reports directly to the Provost and works with other administrators (vice presidents, deans, directors, and department chairs) as well as faculty, staff, and students to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service. The dean provides leadership in shaping the vision for the future of the role of the SOT in providing applied, hands-on education within the University, the state of Michigan, higher education, and society at large. The dean is responsible for fostering successful collaborations among personnel within the SOT, other areas of the University, and external constituencies.

Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech is a leading public research institution, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. With more than $72 million in research expenditures and 19 research centers and institutes, the University fosters a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

The School of Technology encompasses four-year bachelor of science programs in mechanical engineering technology, computer network system and administration, electrical engineering technology, construction management, and surveying engineering, as well as master's programs in medical informatics and integrated geospatial technology. The School currently has approximately 400 students, 25 full-time faculty, and 10 staff.


To receive full consideration, candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline represented in SOT or in a closely related field, plus a minimum of five years of industrial experience and demonstrated achievement managing and leading professionals working in a scholarly environment, as well as five years’ managerial experience. For more information about this position, including application information, please visit

Review of applications will begin on Dec 1, 2017 and the successful candidate is expected to start July 1, 2018. To ensure full consideration, please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Statement of vision for the future of education and scholarship in SOT.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who are selected for on-campus interviews will be offered the opportunity to bring a guest with them for their visit.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Mechanical Engineering - University, Academic and Education
  • Mechanical Engineering - Design
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering - Project Management
  • Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing

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