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Montana Tech Dean of College of Letters, Sciences, and Professional Studies in Butte, Montana


DEAN-College of Letters, Sciences, and Professional Studies

Review to start and preference given to applications received on or before January 4. 2021. Position start date July 1,2021 or negotiated, can start as early as June 1, 2021 but no later than August 15, 2021


  • Responsible for the School?s strategic planning, program evaluation and development, corporate outreach, alumni engagement, fundraising, enrollment, retention, student persistence and completion, market planning, multidisciplinary initiatives in education and research, and the management of the college?s administrative, budgeting, and financial affairs.

  • Work with faculty, advisory boards, government and industrial leaders to continue or develop programs that are responsive to current business and societal needs.

  • Provide leadership in recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff, developing excellent educational programs, and recommending and mentoring department heads.

  • Develop staffing plans and faculty workloads and supervising planning of space requirements for programs and classroom/lab use. Ensuring compliance with the CBA for member faculty.

  • Approve program ad course curricular changes and prepare proposals for new programs or program revisions for university and Board of Regents approval.

  • Enhance collaboration across campus disciplines both at the graduate and undergraduate level.

  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and oversee accreditation reviews and is responsible for the development, compilation and organization of all materials necessary for institution accreditation.

  • Participate in tenure/promotion review and evaluation process and make recommendations.

  • Work collaboratively with the Montana Tech Foundation to procure donations of equipment, materials and other resources.

  • Promote the University to external constituents through alumni, industry and community relations. Be an involved community leader who is committed to building collaborative relationships with other Montana educational institutions.

  • Act as the public spokesperson and/or as the representative for appropriate ceremonies and academic occasions.

  • Implement other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or the Provost.


  • A terminal degree from an accredited university in an area relevant to the programs in the College of Letters, Sciences, and Professional Studies.

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative/budget experience at the department head level or higher in a regionally accredited university.

  • Qualifications commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor in a field appropriate to the college, as evidence by having attained the rank of full professor at a regionally accredited university.


  • Extensive experience in higher education, especially in academic leadership to direct and oversee the college?s programs and projects. The candidate must have appointment as a tenured full professor in a field appropriate to the college.

  • Ability to appropriately address faculty/student concerns relating to classroom procedures, instructional methodology, grading, disciplinary actions, and grievance procedures.

  • Willingness to mentor and hold faculty accountable to rigorous academic standards including standards of high quality instruction, research and service.

  • Experience in conducting faculty/staff evaluations and guiding professional development of the same.


  • Proven record of leadership in obtaining private support, federal funding, and grant support for programs and services in public post-secondary educational settings.

  • Experience with graduate education.

  • Experience working with faculty in a collective bargaining environment.

  • Experience with regional and specialized accreditation.

For full consideration application materials must be complete. Please include a cover letter addressing qualifications, a resume and contact information for 3 professional references.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University?s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant?s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee?s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran?s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran?s preference please complete the employment (veteran?s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

To request an accommodation, contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.