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Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity, College of Engineering

Boston University, College of Engineering

Job Title: Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity, College of Engineering
Reference Code: 5175
Job Location: Boston , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Academic administration & affairs
Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2018-11-28
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity, College of Engineering
Boston University

Boston University’s College of Engineering invites applications for the Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity. The College of Engineering (COE) at BU is a world-class college with an exceptional research and education record. BU’s rapidly growing and innovative College of Engineering is currently ranked 35th, and in the top 20 in research funding per faculty member. The College currently consists of 140 faculty members, 85 staff members, 1,100 graduate students, and 1,700 undergraduates. BU has a lively, urban campus situated along the banks of the Charles River in Boston’s historic Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood. Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. here. The College of Engineering includes diversity as one of five strategic goals. We create societal engineers who use their engineering foundations and other life-long attributes to prepare citizens to influence all facets of society’s grand challenges. The college has a sustained national impact broadening and building the diversity pipeline from K-12 schools into STEM majors and careers. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of engineering by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.

The Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity (ADOD) is the focal point for planning, developing, and implementing outreach and diversity programs and initiatives and is the primary contact on all related matters. The ADOD will oversee staff and students to sustain and develop innovative and cutting-edge approaches to K-12 STEM outreach, such as our ambassador-driven Technology Innovation Scholars Program, that brings to bear the vast resources of the College. The ADOD will tailor these programs and create additional local and national programs which offer our undergraduate students the opportunities to fulfill their role as “societal engineers” and connect the College with K-12 communities throughout Boston and beyond. The ADOD will work with BU’s School of Education to develop and implement assessment methods and new programs on STEM. These and related programs should be leveraged to provide our faculty with roles in these outreach initiatives. He/she will also be responsible for initiating, developing, and supporting various foundation, company, and industry relationships aligned with the College’s vision on outreach and diversity initiatives. This position will be expected to pursue funding sources for outreach and diversity activities at all levels. He/she will develop and implement strategies to recruit female and URM students. This may require attendance at student fairs and URM-related societies and organization conferences.

Job Requirements

Master’s degree required (Ph.D. preferred) in Education, particularly STEM Education, or Management, Science, Engineering or related area. Minimum of eight years of relevant experience required.

This position requires a master's degree or higher in a STEM-related field inclusive of, but not restricted to, STEM education from an accredited college or university, at least seven years of related professional experience, and awareness and/or experience in engineering outreach programs.

Candidates with an additional degree or certification beyond the master's degree are also highly encouraged to apply.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualifications.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on December 1, 2018. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Materials are to be submitted via online application at For assistance with BU's on-line applicant portal, contact BU Human Resources at (617) 353-2380 or

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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