The University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, and reports to the Provost. The dean will also hold the Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean’s Chair. Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Tennessee is comprised of eleven colleges and schools and is the state's land grant and flagship research institution. The University enrolls approximately 29,000 students (23,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate and professional students). The Tickle College of Engineering has 180 T/TT faculty in its seven academic departments and offers eleven undergraduate, fourteen M.S. and eleven Ph.D. degrees, and is home to seven major research centers. Approximately 3400 undergraduate, 400 MS and 750 PhD students are enrolled in the College. The college and its faculty are committed to (1) developing a more distinctive and diverse student body, (2) retaining and hiring an exemplary and diverse faculty, (3) obtaining and maintaining world-class research and teaching facilities, (4) becoming a leading public research institution, and (5) continuing to be an outstanding economic development partner in the State of Tennessee. The college’s ranking in the U.S. News Graduate rankings among public colleges has increased from 43rd to 29th in the last eight years. It is also the 30th largest PhD granting engineering college and one of the fastest growing PhD programs in the U.S. With its greatly broadened connection with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a strong commitment from the University, the- opportunity exists for the next Dean to provide leadership in moving the College to new levels of national prominence in academic and research excellence.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in engineering or its equivalent; demonstrated experience providing leadership for, and managing the personnel and budgetary issues of, an academic unit, or its equivalent in industry or government; a distinguished record of scholarly, professional, and creative achievement sufficient for appointment as Full Professor in one of the programs within the College; a distinguished record of effective leadership, management, and communication skills- ; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. The successful candidate should possess skills that help the College nurture relationships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, corporations and state and federal agencies to fully realize these outstanding opportunities. In addition, the candidate should have personal, communication and development skills that will facilitate interaction with the college’s 27,000 alumni and corporate partners.
Applications should be sent both in hard copy and electronic form to the address given below. Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses) of five references.
The position will be open until filled, but to be assured of full consideration, all materials should be received by January 21, 2019. Additional information is available at http:www.engr.utk.edu/deansearch
The University of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. UT Knoxville is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.