Dean of the School of Engineering

Position Details

Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world, is seeking a Dean for the School of Engineering.  The Dean is expected to provide exceptional leadership and overall direction to elevate the school to the forefront as a dynamic and responsive program in selected facets of engineering education by working collaboratively with the faculty and staff to effectively and meaningfully engage the engineering community.

The Dean is responsible for effective leadership in teaching, innovative and applied research endeavors, and outreach/engagement activities. The Dean will provide leadership for the school’s curricular initiatives, professional training, and recruitment and retention of high-quality faculty, staff, and student talent. The Dean is also responsible for the school’s strategic planning, program evaluation and development, alumni engagement, fundraising, enrollment, retention, student persistence and completion, market planning, interdisciplinary initiatives in education and research, and the management of the school’s administrative and financial affairs. The Dean will work closely with the Executive Director of Liberty University’s Center for Energy Research and Education, an innovation center that supports industry collaboration and the growth of the engineering programs. The Dean also appoints department heads, oversees accreditation, develops new curricula and programs, and strengthens external relationships.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the challenges of engineering education in an increasingly competitive and technologically diverse environment. This leader will motivate and manage change, energize a committed faculty and staff, and have the ability to forge partnerships, raise funds and partner with the engineering community.  The successful candidate will be a person with a deep personal faith and a demonstrated walk as a committed Christian who enthusiastically embraces the university’s mission of training champions for Christ.

The university is experiencing unparalleled growth with over $500 million in construction projects planned and underway, including new and expanded facilities for the School of Engineering.  The university is located in the active, friendly city of Lynchburg, Virginia, a historic location situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a great place to live.

Application, Nomination, and Inquiries

Please view to Position Profile for more information about Liberty University, responsibility of the position, and application details.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals may by made to:

Paul R. Corts, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant at AGB Search

Sally K. Mason, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant at AGB Search

Liberty University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe it is our moral and legal obligation to meet the responsibility of ensuring that all management practices regarding employees are conducted in a nondiscriminatory manner.

In compliance with Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and other applicable federal and state statutes, all recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting for all job classifications will be administered without regard to race, color, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, military veteran status or other applicable status protected by law, including state of employment protected classes. It is, therefore, our policy and intention to evaluate all employees and prospective employees strictly according to the requirements of the job.

All personnel related activities such as compensation, benefits, transfers, job classification, assignments, working conditions, educational assistance, terminations, layoffs, and return from layoffs, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment will be administered without regard to race, color, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, military veteran status or other applicable status protected by law, including all applicable state of employment protected classes.

University is a Christian religious-affiliated organization; and as such, is not subject to religious discrimination requirements. The University’s hiring practices and EEO discrimination practices are in full compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions) and permits them to give employment practice preference to members of their own religious beliefs.