Chief Online Learning Officer and Dean of Professional Education

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private research university in Hoboken, New Jersey, seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial, and innovative leader to serve as the university’s inaugural Chief Online Learning Officer and Dean of Professional Education.

Reporting to the provost, the Chief Online Learning Officer and Dean will lead the planning and development of the university’s newly announced College of Online and Professional Education and  guide and operationalize Stevens’ online and professional education strategy.

The new college will provide a platform for all online programs offered across Stevens and enhance the university’s capacity to address shifting workforce demands. Under the dean’s leadership, the college will enable Stevens to expand dramatically its online graduate programs, providing flexible learning opportunities for working professionals and upskilling the technology-focused labor force to meet the burgeoning demand for STEM and technology-focused advanced degrees and credentials.

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A pioneer in distance education, Stevens Institute offers more than 20 online master’s programs and dozens of certificate programs. U.S. News & World Report perennially ranks Stevens among the nation’s best online programs in business, engineering and information technology. In 2023, Forbes ranked Stevens among the top 10 online master’s in computer engineering.

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is a student-centric research university with technology at its core. The university inspires and prepares learners for an increasingly complex world, leveraging technology to confront global challenges and actively advance the frontiers of science.

Academic and research programs at Stevens span business, computing, engineering, the arts and other disciplines. More than 330 faculty teach and collaborate with students in an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and learner-oriented environment. The university enrolls more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students across four schools. Stevens is consistently ranked among the nation’s leading universities for career services, post-graduation salaries and return on tuition investment.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of professional education and prior experience building, leading and/or managing a complex online education enterprise. A master’s or doctoral degree and significant relevant operational and administrative experience is preferred.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. WittKieffer is supporting Stevens Institute in this search. Applicants should provide a CV and cover letter using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Sarah Seavey at

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and encourage applications from female and minority candidates, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

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