Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.


Reporting to, and working with, the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other Schools, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the Jonsson School. The Dean will inspire faculty and students with a sense of pride and purpose, serve as an innovative leader to grow and build high quality programs, and provide a dedicated and established commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The Dean will define and execute a strategic vision by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the School while supporting its collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit. Serving in an exciting period of expansion, the Dean will advocate internally and externally for resources to support a growing research agenda, faculty, and student population. As the School’s public voice, the Dean will develop industry and professional partnerships while identifying opportunities in emerging areas of engineering for new programs and interdisciplinary initiatives.


About the Jonsson School:  When the School was founded in 1986, it was the first public engineering school established in Texas since 1950. The School was named for the late Erik Jonsson, former mayor of Dallas and co-founder of Texas Instruments and UT Dallas. The Jonsson School has nearly 250 faculty, 4,474 undergraduate and 2,408 graduate students, and 204 staff. Six undergraduate degrees, 17 graduate degrees, and five graduate and executive education certificates are offered by the Jonsson School. The School has six departments: Bioengineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Systems Engineering. There is a strong collaborative spirit between the departments, evidenced by numerous joint faculty appointments and a congenial, interactive, and interdisciplinary research and teaching focus. For more information about the Jonsson School, please visit


About UT Dallas:  UT Dallas is located in the suburb of Richardson, in the heart of North Texas. The Times Higher Education ranks UT Dallas as #1 in the nation and #21 in the world among universities under 50 years of age. Since its founding in 1969, UT Dallas has grown to include 143 degree programs. The University has recently undergone a period of substantial growth including enrollment increases of 144% since 2000, a total of 3.5 million new or renovated square feet, and $1 billion in development as of 2016. For more information, visit


Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by September 8, 2017.

Rosa Morris, Principal, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry
Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA


The University of Texas at Dallas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.