Advertised Employing Department: Sr. Vice President and Provost
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University, one of the nation's leading land-grant institutions, is seeking a dean for its nationally recognized College of Engineering. The college is a keystone of the university's goal to enhance its international prominence in science and technology education and research.
The dean, nationally recognized within the engineering community, is responsible for advancing excellence by establishing a vision for the college, leading the development of strategies and action plans to achieve that vision, and generating internal and external support. The dean also is expected to be a leader in attracting and retaining excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and students and to build collaborative, long-term, strategic relationships with leaders in the business, engineering, and academic communities, as well as with faculty, staff, students, and other academic units within the university. The selected candidate will hold the James and Katherine Melsa Professorship in Engineering.
Required Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent appropriate advanced degree and demonstrated credentials to be tenurable at the rank of full professor in a department of the College of Engineering; significant leadership experience in education, industry, or government; a commitment to excellence in engineering research and education; a proven commitment to achieving and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment where all members feel empowered to collaborate and contribute to the advancement of shared goals; outstanding communication and consensus-building skills; the ability to develop and sustain collegial, inclusive and productive relationships with on- and off-campus constituencies and funding sources; an understanding of emerging trends and initiatives in engineering education, research, and practice; and an appreciation for multidisciplinary collaboration.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Licensure as a professional engineer; experience with engineering practice in the private or public sector; and enthusiasm for professionalism, economic development, program advancement, and fund raising are desired.
The position of Dean is an administrative appointment with faculty rank as Full Professor (with tenure).
Buffkin/Baker has been retained to assist with the search. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references. All nominations and applications will be held confidential until finalists are publicly announced.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.