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Assistant Dean for Retention, Diversity and Inclusion

Apply now Department: 3670045010 Engineering Dean of
Job no: 505112
Work type: Executive
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Engineering, Executive / Director / Management, Administrative / Professional

About This Role:

The Assistant Dean will play a pivotal role in developing and guiding the College of Engineering’s comprehensive strategy for undergraduate retention, diversity, and inclusion.  This will include leadership, mentoring, training, implementation and oversight of programs to build upon and enhance our existing operations within the college.  The Assistant Dean must have leadership experience and accomplishments in working and providing direct support for underrepresented students. 

  • Provide oversight and supervision of programs and activities focused on retention, and academic and professional success of all undergraduate students with particular emphasis on our underrepresented students to improve diversity in the student population
  • Lead and direct the staff in the College of Engineering Academic Success Center, the Multicultural Engineering Program, the General Engineering program, and engineering student organizations
  • Provide leadership in the initiation and development of programmatic activities College and campus-wide related to retention, diversity, and inclusion
  • Assess, evaluate and report on retention, diversity, and inclusion programmatic activities for internal and external constituents

This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track, 5-year renewable term position. The position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off-vacation, sick, and holidays.

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

Why Join Us:

For information about the College of Engineering, see engg.ksu.edu.

Kansas State University is a comprehensive land-grant university of over 22,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty located in Manhattan, Kansas. The university is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the country. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan, and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus.

With nationally accredited programs and serving approximately 3600 undergraduates, the College of Engineering prepares more engineering graduates than any other institution in Kansas. The College is home to eight unique departments offering eleven different degree programs with many formal options available.  A recent 100,000+ sq. ft. facility expansion has allowed the College to provide space for the Ike and Letty Evans Academic Success Center (ASC).  The ASC is home to many different programs, student organizations, and staff that assist in fostering student growth and increased retention and graduation rates.

Manhattan is a community that provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation. Surrounded by the beautiful Flint Hills and future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan is located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in a STEM field
  • Three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering program
  • Doctorate preferred
  • Evidence of leadership experience in developing and implementing undergraduate academic support, retention and diversity programming
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills in leading professional staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong administrative abilities, excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including data collection, analysis, assessment and evaluation, and evidence-based planning

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted electronically and must include the following in a single pdf file:

  1. Letter of interest addressing how your skills and experiences match the qualifications listed in this position announcement
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references including titles and contact information 

Screening of Applications Begins:

The search committee will accept applications and nominations until January 18, 2019. The committee will begin identifying candidates to interview the week of January 21, 2019.

Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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