Associate Dean, Engineering & Applied Science

  • Gonzaga University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Spokane, WA
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Deans & Directors

Job Description


Provide administrative oversight for the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) undergraduate programs, with particular attention to student services, accreditation, faculty processes and curriculum.

Students – 30%

  • Manage petitions for late course add/drop/withdrawals
  • Manage requests for substitutions, pre-requisite waivers, and course overloads
  • Mediate disputes (grade appeals, academic dishonesty, student/parental complaints etc.)
  • Advise students, resolve advising issues and improve faculty advising procedures

Faculty – 10%

  • Coordinate TT faculty evaluation/RPT procedures
  • Non-tenure track faculty evaluation
  • Orientation/faculty onboarding, in coordination with department chairs/directors
  • Faculty support and mentoring
  • Resolve faculty conduct issues in consultation with the Dean of SEAS

Curriculum – 25%

  • Coordinate curriculum planning and development with department chairs/directors
  • Assist in facilitation of assessment and internal and external accreditation acitivites
  • Coordinate summer school schedule of offerings
  • Resolve curriculum issues

Administration – 25%

  • Supervise assigned staff
  • Facilitate operations when the Dean is unavailable
  • Represent SEAS and coordinate with offices across campus, including Deans and Associate Deans of the other schools/College
  • Coordinate recruiting activities (High Schools, Junior Colleges, Preview Day) with internal university offices and external interests
  •  Coordinate career activities with the SEAS Career & Professional Development representative
  • Teach undergraduate courses as assigned by Dean
  • Support of adjuncts

*Incumbent may represent department on University-wide committees or projects as
assigned and approved by the Dean.
*Other duties as assigned.

Reports directly to the Dean. Will supervise select staff as assigned by the Dean.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in one of the following: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • A strong teaching and scholarship record
  • Tenurable at the rank of associate or full professor in one of the SEAS departments
  • 3+ years or more administration experience (department, school/college, university)
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with professional discretion and judgment
  • Strong organizational skills to balance multiple and simultaneous priorities
  • Interest in student, faculty, and staff well-being / collegiality

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience / licensure preferred
  • 5+ years or more administration experience (department, school/college, university)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ABET accreditation standards
  • Experience with government agencies and/or national laboratories, and the ability to acquire/coordinate acquisition of external funding

Application Details

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Job Posting: 

Questions about this position may be directed via email to Dr. Karlene A. Hoo, The position is open until filled but application review will begin April 30, 2021. For assistance with your online application, please call 509-313-5996. 


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Application Deadline

Application review begins 04/30/2021