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Associate Dean, Engineering and Applied Science
Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington
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Date Posted 02/13/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Who We Are

At Gonzaga we don't just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for - and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga's commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.

Department: Engineering Dean's Office

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

Provide administrative oversight for the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) undergraduate programs, with particular attention to student services, accreditation, faculty processes and curriculum.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm; evening and weekend work as needed

Hours per Week: 40

Months per Year: 12

Employment Status: Regular

Total Rewards: DOE

Essential Functions


Students - 30%

  • Manage petitions for late course add/drop/withdrawals

  • Manage requests for substitutions, pre-requisite waivers, and course overloads

  • Mediate disputes (grade appeals, academic dishonesty, student/parental complaints etc.)

  • Advise students, resolve advising issues and improve faculty advising procedures

Faculty - 10%

  • Coordinate TT faculty evaluation/RPT procedures

  • Non-tenure track faculty evaluation

  • Orientation/faculty onboarding, in coordination with department chairs/directors

  • Faculty support and mentoring

  • Resolve faculty conduct issues in consultation with the Dean of SEAS

Curriculum - 25%

  • Coordinate curriculum planning and development with department chairs/directors

  • Assist in facilitation of assessment and internal and external accreditation activities

  • Coordinate summer school schedule of offerings

  • Resolve curriculum issues

Administration - 25%

  • Supervise assigned staff

  • Facilitate operations when the Dean is unavailable

  • Represent SEAS and coordinate with offices across campus, including Deans and Associate Deans of the other schools/College

  • Coordinate recruiting activities (High Schools, Junior Colleges, Preview Day) with internal university offices and external interests

  • Coordinate career activities with the SEAS Career & Professional Development representative

  • Teach undergraduate courses as assigned by Dean

  • Support of adjuncts

Other Functions

  • Incumbent may represent department on University-wide committees or projects as assigned and approved by the Dean.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Given/Received

Reports directly to the Dean. Will supervise select staff as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in one of the following: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or in a related engineering discipline

  • A strong teaching and scholarship record

  • Tenurable at the rank of associate or full professor in one of the SEAS departments

  • 5+ years or more administration experience (department, school/college, university)

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and time-management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with professional discretion and judgment

  • Strong organizational skills to balance multiple and simultaneous priorities

  • Interest in student, faculty, and staff well-being / collegiality

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience / licensure preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ABET accreditation standards

  • Experience with government agencies and/or national laboratories, and the ability to acquire/coordinate acquisition of external funding

Physical Demands

Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.

Open Date: 01/15/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Review Begins On: 03/16/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants


The required application materials include:

  • Cover letter addressing required qualifications including evidence of outcomes from leadership roles

  • Management style including managing up and managing down

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Contact information for five references including three academic (administrators and/or faculty) and two staff who reported to you (applicants will be notified before references are contacted)

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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