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Dean of the College of Engineering

Anderson University (South Carolina) invites applications for Dean of the College of Engineering. The University seeks a visionary individual with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning to provide leadership and oversight to the continued development and daily operations of the College of Engineering. This is a full-time, twelve-month position with a negotiable start date. Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based upon academic qualifications, experience in leadership, and record of scholarship. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier, comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Established in 2020, the College of Engineering is currently pursuing accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges SACSCOC, with the goal of offering: General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Presently, the College of Engineering offers a 3+2 Engineering program in partnership with Clemson University that was established over a decade ago.

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree; extensive professional experience; scholarly activity; applied experience in Engineering; demonstrated academic leadership experience, including budgetary oversight and success in managing and leading personnel. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated capacity to secure external funding.

Core functions and responsibilities

  • Set a vision and strategy for the college that reflects the University’s strategic initiatives
  • Reflect the values of the University in professional relationships
  • Partner with enrollment management for student recruitment
  • Maintain effective communication with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Provide leadership in curricular development, program assessment, budget management and resource development
  • Guide the hiring and evaluation of faculty and support the professional development of faculty members
  • Provide support for institutional and regional accreditation activities
  • Enhance current relationships with external organizations, local industry, including those who may provide potential internships, co-ops, and employment Anderson University Engineering students


An earned doctorate in Engineering. The degree and professional experience of the candidate will provide appropriate preparation for teaching and leadership of the College of Engineering.

To ensure full consideration, please send electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, at least three references complete with contact information, and a complete Anderson University Faculty Application (found on the Anderson University Website) to:

Office of the Provost

316 Boulevard

Anderson, SC  29621

Applications are currently under review and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.

Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at