Associate Dean
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Outreach, and Diversity

Department, University, and Community description: The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology invites applications for an anticipated position of Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Outreach, and Diversity (UAAOD) to lead the college with special emphasis on enrollment management, advising, curricular innovation, and ABET accreditation.

The ABET-accredited College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is one of the University’s distinctive strengths. The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has areas of enrollment growth, a committed and talented faculty, and a loyal alumni base in the Chicago area and beyond.

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the newest college at Northern Illinois University, was founded in 1985. It has grown into a highly regarded college with quality programs delivered by excellent faculty who are dedicated to delivering a dynamic and innovative curriculum. The DeKalb campus, regional campuses and online programs serve more than 1,460 undergraduate and 250 graduate students enrolled in the college. Six strong discipline-based academic programs compose the College: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering, and engineering technology. The College offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as several graduate certificates. Program diversity serves a broad range of students interested in professional engineering and technology careers.

Function of the Job: This administrative, teaching, and scholarly appointment will begin July 1, 2019. The Associate Dean for UAAOD serves as the chief undergraduate academic affairs officer for the college and oversees areas including, but not limited to, curriculum, advising, orientation, student services, student leadership, academic partnership, and accreditation. The Associate Dean leads and engages college faculty in activities and initiatives to design, promote, and champion innovative and dynamic curricular structures and experiential learning opportunities that incorporate best and real-world practices. The Associate Dean also leads and engages in activities and initiatives to sustain enrollment management, to expand external college relations, and to increase outreach and diversity within the undergraduate programs. Demonstrated commitment to equity and a successful working history with a diverse faculty and student body is highly desirable. The selected individual must have the knowledge and ability to resolve issues within a multidisciplinary College by collaboration/building consensus.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Associate Dean for UAAOD will increase enrollment and undergraduate reputation by implementing and overseeing recruitment and student diversity strategies and programs, including university and college open houses. This position will regularly oversee the preparation, review, and updating of college brochures and home pages related to undergraduate affairs and outreach. This position will be responsible for overseeing activities related to outreach and connection with prospective students, with visits to high schools, community colleges, and liberal arts colleges. The Associate Dean will oversee fall, spring, and summer semester orientations for incoming students. The Associate Dean will also implement the College’s strategic plan to create an innovative educational environment that promotes success unique to each incoming student. The Associate Dean for UAAOD will also work to maintain enrollment by overseeing undergraduate academic advising and advising strategies and overseeing regular Undergraduate Student Advisor Committee meetings. This position will regularly review and revise, as needed, engineering advising forms and college sections of the undergraduate catalogs, and address students concerns with the help of the appropriate departments.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in engineering or a related field from an accredited university; University experience in teaching, research, administration, and scholarly activities; Must qualify for a tenure track position with a minimum rank of associate professor within an appropriate department; Must have knowledge and ability to resolve issues within a multidisciplinary College by collaboration/building consensus.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to equity and successful working history with a diverse faculty and student body is highly desirable and Industrial experience preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Applicant Documents: cover letter, a personal vision statement, curriculum vita, and the names, affiliations, phone numbers and email addresses of four current professional references.

For applicants holding Ph.D. degrees from non-U.S. academic institution(s): Degree credentials (i.e., transcripts and other academic records) that do not conform to standard U.S. format must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by the World Evaluation Services (WES), or another organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, as part of the application packet. Also, if the official transcript(s) and other academic records are not in English, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation. All costs associated with the evaluation service and notarization is covered by the applicant.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at: Review of completed applications will begin on 1/15/2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions contact Mia Hannon,

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

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Contact Information
Mia Hannon
Northern Illinois University
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
DeKalb, 60115