Day: November 9, 2023

Search Launched for New Dean of Michigan Tech’s College of Sciences and Arts

Michigan Tech campus at sunset
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Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of dean of the College of Sciences and Arts

Building upon our strengths, the dean should be a forward thinking, innovative, and collaborative leader who provides strategic leadership. The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer in the CSA, reports directly to the provost, and shapes the vision for the role of the College within the University, the State of Michigan, higher education, and society at large.

Located in Houghton, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan Tech is the state’s flagship technological university with more than $102 million in research expenditures and 16 unique research centers and institutes. The university is home to more than 7,200 students from 69 countries around the world. The university attracts world-class faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. The Wall Street Journal named Michigan Tech the nation’s second most influential public university for salary impact — how much a college boosts salaries earned by students after graduation. Tech also made the Journal’s list of Best U.S. Colleges in 2024, ranking 16th overall among U.S. public universities.

The College of Sciences and Arts is the second-largest college on campus, with nine departments 1,147 students (3.2% increase over the prior year), 152 faculty, 54 professional staff, and 180 PhD students. The College welcomed its largest incoming class in years, 255 undergraduates, up 27% from the prior year, building on many years of undergraduate growth. Not only does the College offer outstanding classroom instruction to undergraduates, it conducts world-class research and creative activities. Its faculty brought in $8.7 million in new external research awards last year, up 17% over the previous year!

The successful candidate will be committed to promoting a sense of belonging and an inclusive environment throughout the college and university. Learn more at

Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For additional information, contact the search committee chairs, Dean Johnson at and Don Lafreniere at

To apply, visit

To review the College of Sciences and Arts’ current vision, mission, and strategic plan, visit