Dean of Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering

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Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at

Indiana University Bloomington and

School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University

Bloomington, IN


Indiana University (IU) seeks a collaborative, committed, and visionary leader to serve as the dean of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (the School), which includes the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (Luddy) at Indiana University’s flagship Bloomington campus (IUB) and the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus in the heart of Indianapolis. The dean will have an exceptional opportunity to lead one of IU’s core schools that is central to IU’s distinctive educational and research interdisciplinary mission and to realize the extraordinary opportunities in informatics, computing, and engineering that will make Indiana University increasingly impactful on a global scale.


Indiana University Bloomington is a member of the Association of American Universities and is the Research I, Carnegie Classification, campus of Indiana University. With over 34,000 undergraduate students and more than 11,000 students in graduate and professional programs, the campus has 17 colleges and schools comprising over 550 degree-granting academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional levels. IUPUI is a core campus of Indiana University in partnership with Purdue University offering both IU and Purdue degrees. It is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus, incorporating 17 degree-granting schools including three that are core schools with IU Bloomington.

Founded in 2000, the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is one of the largest, broadest, and most accomplished schools of its kind. The School (which includes both campuses) has 150 research-productive faculty—with 109 tenure-track on the Bloomington campus and 23 tenure-track on the Indianapolis campus, nearly 150 staff (115 at IUB and 32 at IUPUI), and approximately 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students with 2,950 on the Bloomington campus and 1,495 on the Indianapolis campus.

The dean will be responsible for the sound stewardship of the total budgets in excess of $86 million. In alignment with the University’s mission, the School is committed to enhancing and supporting diversity among its students, faculty, and staff, and to promoting entrepreneurship and economic development in the State of Indiana.

The dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and reports to the provost, working in strong partnership with the chancellor of IUPUI. The dean is based in Bloomington, a diverse, cultured, and cosmopolitan college town with world-renowned facilities and amenities; the School's Indianapolis campus is in the state capital, Indiana’s largest and most vibrant city.


The dean will be a bold, entrepreneurial, and inspiring leader, who will shepherd the School’s continued growth at this critical time of rapid technological and societal change. The dean will be a strategic leader, who is an excellent listener, communicator, and delegator; an agile, nimble, and flexible leader who seizes opportunities, while also bringing others along, possessing the imagination and drive to propel the School into its next, ambitious chapter.


In this effort, Indiana University Bloomington has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist a university search committee. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document.



Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations, and applications (including—as separate documents—a cover letter, resume, and list of references) should be directed in confidence online via


Gale Merseth, Partner

Vijay Saraswat, Managing Associate

Stephanie Simon, Associate

Isaacson, Miller


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.