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Dean, School of Engineering
University of Guam in Mangilao, Guam
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Date Posted 12/30/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Application will be received no later than January 31, 2020 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10).
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at http://www.uog.edu. General information about Guam is available at http://www.visitguam.org. For local newspapers, The Pacific Daily News is available at http://www.guampdn.com and The Guam Daily post is available at http://www.postguam.com.

General Description:
The University of Guam seeks an executive who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.

The University of Guam has an active press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

The University of Guam (UOG) Dean, School of Engineering is a member of the Provost and Senior Vice President’s cabinet providing leadership and vision in strategic planning and Engineering program implementation which contribute to the fulfilment of the University's strategic priorities. The Dean also leads academic quality, enrollment management, and student success initiatives, including the development and delivery of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and knowledge transfer/enterprise that enhances the quality of the student experience. In addition, the Dean operates within the policies, regulations, and framework of the Institution, ensuring the physical and human resources are effectively deployed and managed.

Character of Duties:
Primary duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of the Pre-Engineering and Engineering programs;

  • Oversee and direct hiring of faculty and staff;

  • Lead the School’s efforts to attain and maintain Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)  accreditation;

  • Coordinate the School’s continuing efforts to complete, outfit, and maintain facilities.

  • Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in teaching and learning; Plan and implement faculty teaching assignments; Coordinate program and course schedules in response to the needs of students and monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures;

  • Coordinate the School’s efforts to recruit and retain students; Manage recruitment and enrollment to maximize use of faculty loads and space resources, especially general purpose classrooms and labs; Use computer-based enrollment management data and tools for decision making;

  • Conduct regular evaluation of full-time faculty in accordance with the Board of Regents and Union Agreement; provide or coordinate staff training; and conduct regular evaluation of part-time faculty and staff; Work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in discipline, and termination procedures;

  • Participate in the development and administration of School budgets; Direct the forecasting of staffing, equipment, materials, and supply needs; Direct and monitor approved expenditures and make adjustments;

  • Develop and implement student learning outcomes and assessment and activities at the program and course levels; Lead program assessment, curricular and co-curricular planning and development within the School; Oversee and facilitate the program review process within the School;

  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints by students. staff, faculty, or the general public;Serve as a resource for faculty and staff regarding student behavior and concerns;

  • Serve as a collaborative partner for institutions and community agencies; lead and participate in the activities of advisory committees;

  • Explore external funding sources for programs and participate as appropriate in grant writing, contract education, community education and other resource development efforts;

  • Assure compliance with local and federal regulations, laws, and policies;

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum: An earned doctoral degree in Engineering or a related field from a U.S. accredited institution or foreign equivalent; Possess the Professional Engineer License (PE) credentials; Five (5) years or more previous higher education leadership experience as a Dean, Associate Dean, Director, or Department Chair; Three (3) years of teaching experience in multi-cultural higher education environment; Demonstrated track record of distinguished teaching, research, and scholarly publications that exhibit a balanced commitment to academic excellence; Demonstrated understanding of finances and the relationship between academic priorities and the budget; Excellent collaborative skills to partner and motivate faculty, staff, and students; Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; an understanding of the importance to the mission and richness of the School of Engineering and its ongoing success; and Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

An earned doctorate in Civil Engineering from a U.S. accredited institution; prior experience at an institution with ABET accreditation; Professional engineering management experience; and significant experience managing federal grants and contracts.

Application Process:
Applicants for University of Guam administrator positions must complete an online job application through the UOG online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
(4) Professional Engineer (PE) credentials
(5) Engineering Portfolio

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Troy McVey, Search Committee Chair, tmcvey@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance:
Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

Work Eligibility:
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter.

A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

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