Dean, College of Engineering

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College of Engineering
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering. The Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of the College of Engineering and reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The successful candidate is expected to bring a vision for the future which will inspire, encourage and lead the faculty, students, and staff to greater academic excellence.

Applicants must possess:

  1. An earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline;
  2. A distinguished record of teaching, an outstanding record of peer-reviewed publication, an extensive record of success in securing external funding, and substantial professional service consistent with the expectations of a tenured Professor at a Doctoral Research-Extensive University;
  3. Academic administrative experience and managerial skills at the level of department chair or other academic leadership position of similar responsibility;
  4. Experience in budget, planning, personnel, student matters, promotion and tenure review, program reviews and/or specialized accreditations;
  5. A commitment to or successful experience with promoting high standards in education, cultural diversity, and equal opportunity;
  6. Excellent communication skills;
  7. The ability to articulate effectively the College's mission to students, faculty, alumni, external funding agencies, and other decision-making bodies;
  8. The ability to develop and sustain collegial and productive relationships with on- and off-campus constituencies, funding sources, and fundraising sources on behalf of the College.

Effective Start Date: The position is available July 1, 2020.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Applications must include a current curriculum vita, a vision statement for the position, and the name, address, phone number, and email address for five references. Send nominations, inquiries, and applications to:

Search Committee for Dean, College of Engineering
Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor, Attn: Melanie Terbrak
Anthony Hall 125 - Mail Code 4305
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1265 Lincoln Drive, Rm 125
Carbondale, IL 62901

Telephone: 618-453-5744
Electronic applications are preferred to:

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This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation that includes a criminal background check.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.