Glen H. Hiner Dean, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University (WVU) invites nominations and applications for an innovative and charismatic leader as Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. As a land-grant institution designated with very high research activity by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research’s Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, we are seeking an innovator in engineering education committed to supporting the conversion of discoveries and inventions into practical technologies, products, and services at the local, national, and global level. We are searching for a leader who is committed to advancing diversity and the enhancement of the student experience.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost. The Dean will maintain a culture that emphasizes meritocratic openness to talent and ideas from all over the world, vibrant intellectual exchange, and interdisciplinary collaborations around complex societal problems, such as energy, water, food, transportation, security, health, environmental quality, and economic development.
The College has been central to the major transformation of the institution, and the Dean provides the dynamic leadership necessary to foster intellectual curiosity and synergies of innovation throughout the undergraduate and graduate programs. The Dean will be responsible for providing effective support to faculty engaged in conducting research and will assist with attracting funding from a variety of agencies and industries to support research efforts.
The faculty and staff in the College are dedicated to providing students with a first-rate education that instills strong, basic knowledge for sound practice in science and engineering. WVU graduates are highly sought after by business and industry, with many occupying key leadership positions in top engineering firms both at home and abroad. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources includes the Departments of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Management Systems Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mining & Industrial Extension, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. The College continues to be an energy leader, driving economic development and innovation for the state of West Virginia.
The Dean will provide outstanding leadership and have primary responsibility for the academic excellence, administration, and outreach of the College. In addition, experience in the creation of entrepreneurial and fundraising activities, the development of centers of excellence, the establishment and cultivation of interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, and the management of a complex, academic unit underpinned by collegiality and inclusiveness is also expected.
The successful candidate will be a visionary leader and must have:
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting West Virginia University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, materials should be provided by August 31, 2019. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position’s duties, responsibilities and qualifications, an academic curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit electronically a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.
Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood or Kevin Bennett
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850.650.2277 / Fax: 850.650.2272
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