H. Chik M. Erzurumlu Dean

Portland State University

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Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Portland, Oregon

Doctrina Urbi Serviat – Let Knowledge Serve the City.’

Portland State University (PSU or Portland State) seeks a visionary scholar, leader, and educator to serve as the next Dean of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (MCECS). Located in downtown Portland, the heart of Oregon’s economic and cultural center, Portland State is uniquely poised to fulfill its mission to serve the people of Oregon while tackling important 21st-century issues such as sustainability and globalization. The Dean will play a pivotal role in this effort by leveraging the strengths of the engineering and computer science programs, distinguished faculty, rich student diversity, and strong industry and agency partnerships in the vibrant metropolitan area, to elevate the College to new levels of excellence, distinction and contribution.

PSU stands at a remarkable moment in its history. Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi  was appointed President in August 2017, and the institution is making important progress toward its compelling vision of becoming a globally distinguished urban research university that values access and diversity. An engineer by training, he is deeply familiar with the role of engineering and computer science in bettering society, and is strongly committed to the success of MCECS.

Founded in 1946, PSU is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University (Higher Activity), with a campus spanning 50 buildings. Building upon its strengths, and drawing upon its central location in one of the most dynamic cities in the nation, PSU forges effective partnerships within its community, the region, and beyond, serving as a nexus for interdisciplinary and experiential learning and research. Through this collaboration, PSU and its partners develop holistic and practical solutions with innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to serve not only the citizens of the Portland area, but also those living in the ever increasing number of cities around the globe looking for innovative paths forward in growth management, sustainability, and equity.

The new Dean of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science will join a dynamic new leadership team that is defining a bold and ambitious next chapter for the University. The Portland metro area region is an important industrial power in microelectronics, computer software, energy and power, manufacturing, transportation and other infrastructure technology, and the Maseeh College is the key resource for engineering education in the region. Importantly, regional, state and local governments are willing and supportive partners in innovation. Offering bachelors, masters, and PhD programs in engineering disciplines in five departments with 69 tenure line faculty, MCECS enrolls approximately 2,300 undergraduate and 790 graduate students annually. The College is based in a state-of-the-art facility, the Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology, and has steadily expanded its programs and student enrollment in recent years. Moving forward, the next Dean will develop and realize a compelling strategic direction and plan to distinguish the Maseeh College; strengthen the undergraduate and graduate educational and research missions; ensure support and resources to enable thriving research programs; develop and enhance university collaborations; recruit and nurture excellent faculty and staff, building an inclusive climate and community; creatively grow, leverage, and manage resources to fuel the College’s aspirations; cultivate relationships with industry, local and state government, educational institutions, and other external partners.

Portland State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6462. Electronic submission of materials is required.

Deborah Hodson and Alanya Green

Isaacson, Miller

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San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

Portland State University is an equal opportunity employer