Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Position Overview

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Johnson C. Smith University, an HBCU founded in 1868, seeks a dynamic, solutions-oriented, collaborative visionary to serve as the Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Position

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will be the leader of a college that brings together programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, in a three-building interconnected complex, the highlight of which is the recently completed STEM building. The Dean will be charged with coordinating the operations of academic programs, while overseeing the planning and implementation of new programs.

The new Dean will appreciate the unique role HBCUs play in the nation’s educational system. He/she will possess an earned doctorate in a STEM field. Faculty of the STEM College will welcome a leader who is a scientist or engineer, who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and appreciation for all disciplines in the school. He/she will have a proven record as a scholar and educator, and will bring significant academic and administrative leadership experience to this position. For further information, view the full search profile (downloadable above).

Nominations and Applications

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by December 11, 2019 and include a letter of interest that directly responds to the Leadership Opportunities and the Characteristics of the Dean sections of the profile, a curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to:

The search committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

AGB Search welcomes nominators and prospective candidates to contact:

Dr. Richard A. Wueste, Executive Search Consultant,, (540) 431-5131


Dr. Nancy Targett, Executive Search Consultant,, (302) 233-5202.

Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring. Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University.