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Dean - College of Engineering and Computer Science
Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York
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Date Posted 04/05/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description

At a moment of great opportunity, Syracuse University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science ( ECS). The new dean will join the university as it continues the rollout of a highly ambitious and aggressive plan to hire 100 additional faculty to collaborate with existing faculty in multidisciplinary cluster areas focused on many of the grand challenges of this century.

Reporting to the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost and serving as a vital member of the university's senior team, the new dean will provide vision, innovation, experience and effective leadership, capitalizing upon this important moment for the university and college and further building on the successes of a distinguished college faculty while catalyzing interactions among academic units and programs that are transformational in their impact. A key player within an ambitious agenda amidst a time of great investment in this college, the new dean will grow the ECS faculty considerably, advancing significantly the college's educational capacity and research profile; champion diversity, equity and inclusion; and increase fundraising, steward alumni and donors, and build relationships broadly.

The new dean should be a positive, strategic, inspiring and visionary leader with administrative experience appropriate in scope to show evidence of an ability to grow the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The successful candidate will possess a vitae with a stellar research program, proficiency as an undergraduate and graduate educator, and demonstrated experience and accomplishments in all aspects of faculty life. A national and global reputation and/or visibility is highly desirable. An earned terminal degree, and credentials to be appointed at the level of full professor with tenure in one of disciplines of the college, are required.

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, co-educational R1 research institution renowned for its academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences and spirit of discovery. Recognized as a student-focused global research university that provides an environment in which students from diverse backgrounds come together, the university enrolls over 21,000 students across the university's 13 schools and colleges, including over 15,000 undergraduate and over 6,600 graduate students. The university has approximately 1,700 full- and part-time tenured or tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty.

Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science is located on Syracuse University's 270-acre campus in the heart of Central New York. The college offers more than 30 programs in four departments - Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. ECS has a total enrollment of just over 2,624, including 1,534 undergraduate students, 818 Master's students, and 272 Ph.D. students. The students are supported by 84 full-time faculty and 44 adjunct and affiliate faculty. The college has 66 full-time staff and nine part-time staff.



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Application Instructions

Inquiries, nomination and expressions of interest should be sent to: Please provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of fiver references.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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Job Posting Date: 04/03/2019 

Open Until Filled: Yes 

Job Category: Faculty

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