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Glen H. Hiner Dean Search

West Virginia University (WVU) invites nominations and applications for an innovative and charismatic leader as we search for the Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. As a land-grant institution with very high research activity as designated by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research’s Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, we are seeking an innovator in engineering education committed to supporting the conversion of discoveries and inventions into practical technologies, products, and services at local, national, and global levels. We are searching for a leader who is committed to advancing diversity and enhancing student experience.

As the University embarks upon the process of selecting the next Dean, this site will provide timely updates and relevant information about the process. A selection of trustees, faculty, staff and alumni have been appointed to the Search Committee to help guide the process, and the national firm Greenwood / Asher & Associates, Inc. has been retained as a Deanship Transition partner to assist both the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees moving forward.

West Virginia University is committed to ensuring a highly collaborative process that is informed with input from faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community at large.

If you have questions or comments about the search, please email  jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com or kevinbennett@greenwoodsearch.com

If you have any questions about the search process please contact Paul Kreider, Vice Provost and Chair of the Search Committee at  paul.kreider@mail.wvu.edu.

Search Progression

Announcement       
Planning
Recruiting
Evaluation
Selection
   Appointment

Announcement

  • Search announced
  • Search Committee named and charged
  • Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.  (G/A&A) selected  to support the Search Committee 

Planning 

  • Search Start-up Meeting - Search Committee and G/A&A meet to discuss search process and profile
  • Feedback incorporated into position description   

Recruiting

  • Position advertisement and job description drafted and distributed
  • Requests for nominations and recommendations
  • Nominees and prospects are contacted
  • Applications received and reviewed
  • Prospect Review Meeting held - Search Committee discusses all candidates and selects leading candidates   

Evaluation

  • Round-One Interviews - Search Committee interviews leading candidates
  • Reference and background checks
  • Search Committee recommends and selects candidates for additional interviews  

Selection

  • Campus interviews
  • Selection and signing of contract
  • Transition considerations  

Appointment

  • Announce search completion and introduce hired candidate