Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked university offering a powerful hands-on and career-focused education to students throughout the world. Wentworth is known as a college of opportunity with a track record of transforming students into high-performing professionals. It also has a proud history of helping young men and women from under-resourced Boston communities succeed at a demanding STEM curriculum. Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) is a private, technical design and engineering university in Boston, Massachusetts. It is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Wentworth was founded in 1904 and offers career-focused education through its 19 bachelor's degree programs as well as 7 master's degrees. Wentworth’s mission of empowering students through experiential learning is fostered and enhanced by their $115M endowment. The campus is located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. It consists primarily of 15 buildings for administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories, library, and athletic facilities. Wentworth collaborates closely with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCHPS University, Simmons University, and Emmanuel College. through the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, and shares many facilities and activities with these institutions.
Scope and Responsibilities
The search advisory committee invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The College of Engineering and Computer Science combines inspired classroom learning, extensive hands-on projects, and paid cooperative work experiences that prepare graduates for career success. Its innovative curriculum spans 6 departments housing 11 undergraduate programs in biological engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer networking, computer science, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, electromechanical engineering, engineering, and mechanical engineering. All eligible undergraduate programs are ABET accredited and all other programs will be seeking accreditation. This is a time of transformation and opportunity at Wentworth as it welcomes its fifth president in the institution's nearly 115 year history. Home to a number of Wentworth's signature programs, Engineering and Computer Science strives to prepare its graduates for productive and challenging careers in private practice, industry, government, and the non-profit sector. With two existing master’s degree programs, the College of Engineering and Computer Science is also in the initial phases of a potential expansion of its graduate degrees. Its programs provide a solid foundation for life-long professional development.
• Teaching Excellence and Transformative Pedagogy: integrate experiential learning with classroom instruction to enhance opportunities for active and engaged learning, with an emphasis on hands-on assignments and cooperative work experiences.
• Disciplinary Depth, Interdisciplinary Scope, and a Future-oriented Perspective: inspire work that is leading edge, exciting, and challenging for both students and faculty; encourage interdisciplinary research and curricula; develop and adopt new teaching modalities to ensure student success.
• Engagement with Industry and the Community: develop projects with external parties; create opportunities to develop entrepreneurial ventures; enhance service learning projects with community partners.
• Broad and Impactful Education: broaden engineering and computer science education through active collaboration and partnerships with other departments and colleges at the University; empower both faculty and students to take risks, experiment, and find the deeper purpose of their work.
• Inclusive Excellence: foster a highly collaborative and inclusive environment that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives and disciplines to attract and retain top faculty, staff, and students.
• Global Engagement: create a strategy to further global engagement in the College; stimulate global competence through expanded experiences that create more opportunities for students and faculty via global engagement initiatives and study abroad partnerships.
• A commitment to excellence in teaching.
• An exceptional leader with proven experience leading change efforts in a university or a similar setting.
• A distinguished record of academic and/or professional accomplishment. • A keen understanding of engineering and computing disciplines as key drivers to solving major challenges of the future.
• A record of leading strategic planning and successful innovation based on the anticipation of future trends.
• Demonstrated budgetary and financial acumen.
• Support for the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
• A track record of making and implementing decisions in a collaborative and coordinated manner, including an appreciation of shared governance.
• An ability to engage industry leaders and build meaningful partnerships, and an enthusiasm for external engagement and fundraising.
• An ability to represent the University in local, regional, national and international settings.
About Wentworth Institute of Technology
Doers. Makers. Innovators. Collaborators. Wentworth Institute of Technology features project-based education.