Widener University-Dean

Widener University-Dean

Dean of the School of Engineering

Widener University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Engineering. The next Dean will have the opportunity to expand an already thriving School and sharpen its strategic focus by capitalizing on its current strengths and identifying new areas for growth and innovation.

Given Widener’s focus on the practical application of knowledge grounded in the liberal arts, the next Dean of the School of Engineering will be a bridge-builder with a proven ability to connect with both external and internal partners. The Dean will have the opportunity to maintain and build upon relationships that benefit the mission of the School while also engaging the greater Philadelphia and Delaware regions and beyond through sponsored research programs, student capstone experiences, Co-Op’s, internships, and custom-designed training programs for employers. In keeping with the highly collaborative nature of the University, the Dean will further deepen the School’s current partnerships with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business, the School of Nursing, and the two Schools of Law.

With its outstanding faculty and staff, thoughtful blend of in-demand academic programs, and fast-moving yet collegial culture, Widener's School of Engineering is well-positioned for the future. The University is deeply committed to upholding a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community for all and Widener Engineering has a long commitment to the advancement of STEM careers among women and minorities. The next Dean will continue to demonstrate how an inclusive and equitable School environment is a key driver of excellence and crucial to the School’s mission. As such, individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The next Dean of the School of Engineering will build upon the School’s proud legacy of success—for the benefit of Widener’s curious and ambitious students and for the betterment of the world they will go on to lead.

In keeping with the spirit and values of Widener University, the next Dean of the School of Engineering will be a collaborative and entrepreneurial leader. They will have an outstanding record of accomplishments including a record of scholarship, research funding, and credentials commensurate with an appointment as a tenured full professor in an engineering discipline at Widener.

To view the full position profile, please visit Storbeck Search’s website.

For best consideration, please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:

Matthew Marsallo, Managing Director
Alyssa Perez Leal, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment practices on any basis including sex, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or other protected status covered by federal, state or local law