Dean Of The School Of Systems And Enterprises Wanted In Hoboken

Published 2017-12-22
Expires 2019-06-21
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Dean Of The School Of Systems And Enterprises Wanted In Hoboken
United-states, New Jersey, Hoboken,
Published December 22, 2017

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Job type: Full time
Occupation: Dean of the school of systems and enterprises

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Requisition Number: RQ21092

Job Description

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

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 & Enterprises offers undergraduate and graduate degree
programs that integrate education and research, extending human intelligence while addressing some of the world's biggest challenges.
Combining the advantages of small programs with the extensive resources of a research university, students receive an education that
combines rigorous academic study, cutting-edge research and invention opportunities, entrepreneurial thinking, and the support and
intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. Ranked amongst the top 50 graduate programs in industrial and systems engineering by
the US News and World Report, SSE is dedicated to designing sustainable solutions for some of the most complex socio-technical challenges of
the 21st Century.

SSE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in systems & software engineering and enterprise science
& 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. Students are attracted to the "systems approach" that teaches to view
challenges from all angles, understand the complexity of enterprise-wide problems, and conceive creative solutions across a range of
industries, including defense, aerospace, healthcare delivery, transportation, and urban infrastructure.

The next Dean has an
opportunity to further distinguish the School by leveraging the university'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 University is committed to its continued success.
The Dean will leverage that support into a sustainable vision for SSE grounded in the academic enterprise.


The mission of the Engineering Management (EM) Department of the School of Engineering was expanded in
2001 to include development of a Systems program. This was stimulated by a demand for academic and research initiatives in systems,
particularly in government. The department was renamed as the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) Department. The program
grew rapidly and leadership leveraged its development into the creation of the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) in 2007.
/>Over the last 10 years, SSE has become one of the largest academic programs in systems engineering in the world. The School educates and
trains engineers to develop students into technical leaders. Students are taught problem solving in a holistic way, embodying an
interdisciplinary approach to developing systematic solutions.

SSE is a leader in systems innovation and research. The School is
grounded in an Open Academic Model, which develops meaningful alliances with best-in-class partners from academia, industry, and government.
These partnerships foster intellectual breakthroughs that can be translated and applied to a wide range of academic and industry

Academic enterprise
The School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens offers undergraduate and graduate
programs that blend engineering, systems thinking, system analytics, technical decision making and management subjects.
offers undergraduate degrees and programs in the following fields:

  • Engineering Management
  • Software
  • Systems Engineering (minor)

The graduate programs are practice-based and research-supported, and can be
immediately translated into expertise in the workplace. A number of the graduate students in SSE are from corporate partners with programs
developed and tailored specifically to their industry, often delivered on-site through hybrid web and on-site courses. SSE offers both full
and part-time programs in the following fields:

  • Engineering Management
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Software
  • Space Security Engineering
  • Systems Analytics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Security

SSE also has Ph.D. programs in Engineering Management, Socio-Technical Systems, and Systems Engineering with over
40 students enrolled.

The Dean of the School of Systems Enterprises reports to the
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The School consists of 11 tenure stream faculty and 18 non-tenure stream faculty who teach
100 undergraduate students and 750 graduate students, 125 of whom are full-time. The Dean is responsible for ensuring success in the
School's programmatic, teaching, and research enterprises.

The Dean will lead 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 values the traditional and non-traditional academic faculty and leverages the
strengths of a diverse knowledge base into continued research success and curricula that prepare students for industry.
/>More specifically, the Dean will address the following:
Establish an
inclusive vision for the School

The School has been strong over the last ten years, growing rapidly to meet increased demand.
A new software engineering program is expected to attract more undergraduate students, corporate programs continue to have high enrollments,
and the proximity to New York City draws many domestic and international graduate students. Faculty have a diversity of backgrounds and are
eager to continue teaching and scholarship in both traditional fields in systems and expand into new spaces.

Stevens' recent
investment in strategic areas for technological research and innovation makes this a prime opportunity for growth and development of SSE.
The Dean must continue to grow the School and develop a vision that maintains opportunity and also provides focus to ensure success. As a
cross-disciplinary hub for the integration of systems science thinking and systems principles within curricula and programs of research, SSE
will be uniquely positioned for leading strong partnerships between the School of Engineering and Science, the School of Business, and the
College of Arts and Letters.

Expand and promote research
Traditionally, SSE has had a strong hold in
defense and aerospace research. While these fields should continue to be pursued, building on the success of the SERC, systems engineering
is expanding beyond the traditional industries. There are faculty members conducting research in alternative spaces such as healthcare
delivery, transportation, and urban resilience. These complex socio-technical systems are prime opportunities for expanded research, under a
clearly defined vision. The Dean must help maintain focus to keep SSE a key player in each space it chooses to pursue and create an
environment that is conducive to increased quality and quantity of research. S/he must ensure the academic environment is supportive,
offering increased opportunities for student involvement and collaboration with other faculty, within and outside of SSE.
/>Enhance the student experience
SSE's current offerings of academic programs are strong. The new software engineering
BE program will significantly increase undergraduate enrollment in the coming years. The Dean must review degree offerings and ensure they
represent a set of high quality programs that meet needs and produce in-demand graduates. Additionally, to enhance the student academic
experience, the Dean must consider opportunities outside the classroom in line with students' academic pursuits and develop more pathways
for student involvement.
The Dean must continue to promote and expand the use of graduate programs with corporate partners and look for
integration into the traditional academic courses, to give exposure to the enrolled traditional students and expand learning opportunities
for all students.

Mentor and grow the faculty
As the School grows, the faculty must grow to meet increased
demand. The Dean must act strategically around the evolving enrollment landscape with faculty line allocation and managing teaching loads.
S/he must continue to strengthen its faculty and maintain support for cutting edge scholarship in all fields. In addition to growing the
faculty, the Dean must ensure junior faculty are mentored and have adequate support through the tenure process and are encouraged to work
collaboratively across Stevens.

Foster an interdisciplinary and collaborative culture
Central to systems
and enterprise research is collaboration, looking broadly at a problem, and working across silos and disciplines. SSE is a cross
disciplinary hub for the integration of system science thinking and systems principles within curricula and scholarship. SSE is uniquely
positioned for leading strong partnerships across the Institute. The Dean will be a leader on the Stevens campus and must encourage and seek
out ways to facilitate work with other units for mutual benefit of the Schools and toenhance the priorities of the Institute. The Dean will
be an innovative partner, encouraging cross-discipline teaching, program initiatives, and research collaborations to advance the work and
foster community.

Strengthen and develop external relationships
SSE maintains strong industry ties through
corporate graduate program modules and research centers. The Dean should pursue strategic, long-lasting partnerships within government,
industry, alumni, and academia that will have clear benefits to the School's educational and research impact. The Dean should engage leaders
and alumni in robust initiatives and partnerships, nurturing recruitment of students and research partnerships.
In addition to securing
grants and contracts, fundraising will be an integral part of the Dean's role. The Dean will be an energetic advocate for SSE with alumni
and industry leaders, developing those relationships into long term partnerships that enable the future of the School and its ability to
attract resources needed for success and innovation.

The position of the Dean of
the School of Systems and Enterprises provides a unique opportunity for an academic leader to amplify the momentum at Stevens Institute of
Technology and significantly impact the future of the institution, serving as one of the few Deans of a School of Systems in the country.
The ideal candidate will possess the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • An energetic, entrepreneurial, and
    collaborative leadership style that inspires faculty, students, and staff and can build pride in, and commitment to, the Stevens
  • An uncompromising appreciation for high academic standards, and an ability to identify and nurture excellence that includes
    the ability to recruit, develop, and retain superb and diverse faculty members;
  • A commitment to building a strong learning
    environment for students-both undergraduate and graduate-that stresses academic quality, experiential learning, technology, and global
  • The ability to build bridges between academic disciplines and a commitment to facilitating collaborative activities
    across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to promote the collective goals of the institution;
  • An ability to set and meet
    high expectations for himself/herself and for the Stevens academic community;
  • An impeccable record of integrity with strong
    commitment to high ethical standards capable of earning the trust of the community;
  • Strong financial management skills including
    the ability to manage university finances, communicate the relationships between academic priorities and budgeting, and transparently align
    strategic initiatives with long-term budget planning;
  • The fortitude and confidence to make leadership decisions when faced both
    with exciting opportunities and significant challenges while operating within a largely tuition-driven budget model;
  • An
    appreciation for the importance of balancing outstanding scholarship and high-quality teaching with a faculty comprising tenure-track and
  • A commitment to diversity, relying on individual action and institutional leadership to advance diversity and
  • A commitment to furthering the strength of the Stevens community through participating in campus-wide initiatives, and
    actively engaging with the students of SSE;
  • Experience and determination in leading the development and implementation of a
    strategic vision, establishing metrics, measuring progress, and adapting as necessary;
  • The ability to describe and to garner both
    engagement and support for academic priorities;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; a good listener and active
    learner who appreciates multiple perspectives;
  • A record of leadership and academic administration experience;
  • An earned
    doctorate and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor;

  • Creativity, passion, openness, and flexibility.

Please direct nominations,
inquiries, and application materials-including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references-in confidence and online

Kate Barry, Principal
Julie Yermack, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
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