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Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology is currently seeking an Assistant Dean of Engineering.  The Assistant Dean is responsible for responsible for assisting the office of the Dean in managing both academic and operational aspects for the Engineering division of the college. The activities and outcomes focus on creating a learning atmosphere and collegiate community in which program objectives are mastered by participating students. In addition, the faculty focus on quality instruction and student success, and operational processes are utilized that support growth and efficiency.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate degree in engineering, university level teaching or administrative experience in engineering, will have worked in field of engineering for a minimum of 5 years, and will have a strong understanding of the various engineering disciplines. The successful candidate will have effective leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. 


  • Responsible for supervision, development, performance assessment, and management all full-time faculty, adjunct faculty and staff associated with the Engineering division of the college
  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, staffing, and managing all Engineering full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, instructional assistants, and staff.
  • Responsible for addressing and resolving all student issues in the Engineering division of the college.
  • Provide oversight of planning, developing and implementing curriculum and quality instruction for the Engineering division of the college.
  • Assist the dean in developing and supporting external partnerships and communities with industry leaders that promote and support the Engineering division, the College, and the University.
  • Assist the dean in budget development, fiscal monitoring and other related administrative activities as they relate to the Engineering division and the college as a whole.
  • Assist the dean in developing and supporting initiatives that support and positively impact programmatic growth and branding for the Engineering division of the college, while working within the budget.
  • Assist the dean in monitoring the market for any new program development opportunities in the Engineering division of the college and collaborating with other operational departments to determine the viability of those proposals.
  • Assist the dean in defining and policies of the college in accordance to accrediting standards and University vision/mission.
  • Assist the dean in supporting the university mission, particularly the focus on Christian worldview, through the supervision, development, and management of the faculty and curriculum.
  • Actively participate in college and university activities and initiatives as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in a field of Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Three or more years of Full-Time experience in post-secondary education.
  • Three or more years of industry related experience.
  • Interdisciplinary collaborative experience with Computer Science, Information Technology and/or business partners or sectors.
  • Awareness of industry trends and changes needed in academic preparation to maintain workforce ready graduates.
  • Ability to articulate the Christian perspective as it applies to relevant areas and to assist others in identifying how they might do the same.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in a field of Engineering which the college offers. This includes Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Robotics.
  • Experience teaching both traditional and non-traditional students and some level of post-secondary leadership or administrative experience.
  • Management/leadership level industry experience that included supervision of direct reports. 


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

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