Dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Ohio University invites expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state’s first institution of higher education and one of America’s oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as a Research University with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. There are nearly 18,000 undergraduate students enrolled in over 250 programs of study across nine of the University’s 11 colleges, which include 15 schools and numerous departments. With a main campus in Athens, five regional campuses, and a strong outreach/eLearning program, the University has an enrollment of over 36,000 students. The city of Athens has a population of 25,000 and is located in southeastern Ohio along the Hocking River with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities nearby and a culturally rich college town atmosphere. 

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #132 among undergraduate engineering colleges offering doctoral degrees.  The college has seven academic departments: Aviation, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Technology and Management, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering (including a new program in Energy Engineering). Russ College is best in class with unparalleled resources with a $180 million endowment to educate future generations of engineers and technologists who create for good.

Reporting to the provost, the Dean is the chief administrative, academic, and budgetary officer of the College. The Dean serves as a role model of integrity and professionalism for the College’s faculty of teacher/scholars and is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Dean collaborates closely with the other deans as well as others across the University, the region, the nation, and the globe to coordinate academic programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, and traditional and cross-disciplinary scholarship.

The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly, professional, and creative achievement, the ability to expand the research profile of the College, a collaborative approach to leadership, and model high ethical standards.  In addition, the Dean will possess exceptional budgetary and financial management skills, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to shared governance and transparency.

The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2019.  For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications by January 18, 2019 to:

Tom Fitch, Partner
Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates LP

For a more-detailed description of the opportunity, please click here.

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