Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) seeks a visionary and experienced academic and administrative leader as the Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE). The next Dean of the SSE will join Stevens at a time of unprecedented positive momentum. The successful candidate will be a key leader at Stevens and will join a dynamic and ambitious leadership team as the Institute continues to expand its impact and to fulfill its vision of being a world-class, student-centric research university. The university is on a steep, upward trajectory with significant increases in undergraduate and graduate applications, research awards, and philanthropic support within the past five years.
Since the university’s founding in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark of Stevens’ educational and research programs. Stevens comprises four schools: the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science; the School of Systems and Enterprises; the College of Arts and Letters; and the School of Business. Across these four schools, more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with over 380 full-time and part-time faculty members in a student-centric, entrepreneurial, and interdisciplinary environment. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as to joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and security, coastal sustainability, and STEM education. Stevens is in the midst of implementing a 10-year strategic plan as national attention to the outstanding quality and outcomes of a Stevens education continues to grow. Stevens is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities for return on investment for students, career services programs, and mid-career salaries of alumni.
The School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) at Stevens Institute of Technology is a leading institution in systems innovation and research. Leveraging the Stevens legacy, the School of Systems and Enterprises offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that integrate education and research, designing sustainable solutions for some of the most complex socio-technical challenges of the 21st Century.
Ranked amongst the top 50 graduate programs in industrial and systems engineering by US News and World Report, the SSE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in systems and software engineering and enterprise science and engineering led by distinguished faculty from classical academia and industry who bring their own experience and connections into the classroom and provide a multi-disciplinary rigorous curriculum to conceive creative solutions across a range of industries, including defense, aerospace, healthcare delivery, and urban resilience.
The next Dean has an opportunity to further distinguish the School by leveraging the Institute’s unique focus on technology, its historical commitment to a broad-based education, and the School’s distinctive emphasis on systems into curricular advancement, research opportunities, and beneficial partnerships. In the last ten years, the School has undergone tremendous growth and the Institute is committed to its continued success. The Dean will leverage that support into a sustainable vision for SSE grounded in the academic enterprise.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for ensuring success in the School’s programmatic, teaching, and research enterprises. The Dean will lead the SSE in developing a strong academic foundation by pursuing rigorous academic standards in faculty, as well as excellence in curricula, programs of research, and students. Rooted in the academic enterprise, the School will thrive under a leader who leverages the strengths of a diverse faculty knowledge base into continued research success and curricula that prepare students for industry. The Dean will also engage leaders in robust initiatives and partnerships, nurturing recruitment of students, research partnerships, and fundraising.
Kate Barry is leading this search with Julie Yermack.
Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students, faculty and staff of all races and genders. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies.
Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, it adheres to an employment policy which prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), or any protected military or veteran status.