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 is the state's land grant and flagship research institution. The University enrolls approximately 28,000 students (22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate and professional students). The Tickle College of Engineering has 180 T/TT faculty in its seven academic departments; offers twelve undergraduate, sixteen M.S. and fifteen 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) educating a distinctive and diverse student body, (2) producing transformational research, (3) retaining and hiring an exemplary and diverse faculty, (4) obtaining and maintaining world-class research and teaching facilities, and (5) continuing to be an outstanding partner for economic development in the State of Tennessee. The college’s ranking in the U.S. News Graduate rankings among public colleges has increased from 43rd to 33rd in the last seven years. It is also the 30th largest PhD granting engineering college and has one of the fastest growing PhD programs in the U.S.  In the past ten years, the college has experienced tremendous growth, including opening the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials. The college is also in the design phase of a new $129 million New Engineering Complex.  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 expand the research portfolio through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations; foster the development of progressive teaching and learning practices; and nurture relationships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, corporations and state and federal agencies.  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.

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University.  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  It is preferred however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to February 23, 2018.  Additional information is available at http://www.engr.utk.edu/dean-search.

Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
pwilliams@parkersearch.com || eraines@parkersearch.com
Phone:  770-804-1996 ext: 109   Fax:  770-804-1917

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.

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