DEAN, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a university defined by creativity and innovation, seeks a Dean of the College of Engineering Technology (CET). This is an exceptional opportunity to join a dynamic institution on an exciting trajectory with a new president and provost. RIT continues to expand its research and scholarly impact while building on its strengths as a student-centered institution that prepares creative and entrepreneurial change agents to better the world. The dean will be a strategist who will set a vision for the innovative, application-based College of Engineering Technology and elevate the faculty and students of RIT’s fourth-largest college and the largest private college of engineering technology in the nation.

RIT was founded in 1829, and, today, is a nationally-ranked doctoral university with programs spanning engineering and technology, computing and information sciences, the fine arts and design, the liberal arts, healthcare and the sciences, and business. An early pioneer of practice-based and cooperative education, RIT remains an innovative institution distinguished by its commitment to preparing students for success in a globally integrated society. Over the past 10 years, RIT has pursued a bold strategy that has resulted in advancement in every key institutional metric. Applications have increased 70 percent. Sponsored research has grown tenfold to $60 million. Enrollment has grown 20 percent to nearly 19,000 students, with student quality and diversity simultaneously on the rise. Faculty have grown in number, diversity, and scholarly stature. Cooperative education, a pillar in the RIT educational philosophy, has thrived, both domestically and internationally, helping drive the university’s corporate relationships and exceptional post-graduation employment rate. This steep trajectory has been fueled by the inventive spirit and tireless effort of the RIT community and generously supported by the benefactors of the university. A $1 billion blended fundraising campaign publicly announced in July 2018 will focus on continuing to advance the university across multiple dimensions.

The dean will lead a college with unique interdisciplinary programs that complement one another and strong industry partnerships that enable students to grasp key issues and trends that serve them well in their engineering careers. The college enrolls approximately 1,900 students who learn through a flexible curriculum with a focus on applied learning and lab-based pedagogy. The dean will also lead the faculty in expanding relationships across the university and with industry and government to expand research. Inspiring the faculty and students through innovative ideas and visionary leadership, the dean will promote the college’s successes to both internal and external audiences.

Candidates will possess an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor in the college, track record of success in academic enhancement, administration, and creative problem solving in a complex institution,  impeccable judgment, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

RIT has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller to assist in this critical effort. Persons wishing to apply for, nominate a candidate for, or inquire about the position can do so at www.imsearch.com/6741.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact Isaacson, Miller as indicated above.