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The Search for a Dean for the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences 

It’s a great time to be at WVU Tech. There’s tremendous academic opportunity here, and we’re looking for a strong leader to help us bring it to life.

Who we are

An old institution in a new home. 
A small school with big university resources.


For more than 120 years, we have been building a powerful reputation for academic rigor and for producing graduates with real-world skills. While our faculty enjoy an environment that encourages research and professional development, our primary focus is on classroom instruction and ushering our students into successful careers.

In 2017, we completed a historic transition, moving our entire campus from Montgomery to Beckley, West Virginia. With a new location and new facilities, we now have the opportunity to fulfill our mission with renewed purpose.


WVU Tech is part of the WVU system of campuses, which includes the flagship campus in Morgantown and the Potomac State College campus in Keyser, West Virginia. We're a bachelor degree-granting institution on the WVU Beckley Campus, where we operate alongside WVU programs such as the LaunchLab and Extension Service

This means our students enjoy a small, close-knit environment with access to the system's vast academic, networking and career-readiness resources. 
1700+ University Students. 54 Engineering College employees
9 ABET accredited programs with 18 Engineering and science programs

where we are

Education in the heart of Appalachia


Neville Street BeckleyOur campus in historic Beckley, West Virginia offers students a chance to learn their field and earn their degree in a welcoming, growing community. The city provides opportunities for work-based learning and volunteer activities. Plus, there's a lot to do. Our campus is minutes away from outdoor adventure, fantastic food, shopping, movies and all kinds of community events.


New RiverOur region is known for its unique geography, scenic beauty and rich Appalachian culture. From our world-class whitewater rafting and outdoor adventures to our local arts, music and food scenes, this is truly a wild and wonderful place to be.

Who We're looking for

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses, is seeking an innovative, strategic, and dynamic leader to serve as the Dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences located in Beckley, West Virginia. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Campus Provost of WVU Tech.

Download the Position Profile (PDF)