Dean, Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Dean, Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering
and Applied Science

Binghamton University invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Dean of its esteemed Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science. For this role, the Watson College is seeking a creative, innovative, collaborative, and experienced leader with a record of scholarly accomplishment as its next Dean.

Binghamton, one of four research universities in the State University of New York System, is consistently ranked among the top 40 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and was just ranked by Forbes in the top 20 publics. Binghamton continues to improve the quality of both undergraduate and graduate education by seeking to vigorously support the scholarly, creative, and research endeavors of its faculty. The selected Dean candidate will work with a dynamic President and Provost and world-class faculty members toward a shared vision of becoming the premier public institution in the nation.

Watson College is a high-tech center focusing on a real-world approach to education where students embrace new challenges and create the future. The College attracts outstanding students to doctoral, masters, and bachelor's degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Science and Industrial Engineering. Watson college's exceptional faculty members are both innovative researchers and supportive professors. Students come to Watson College from all over the world and represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests. They graduate with broad-based skills and the entrepreneurial spirit to succeed in fields ranging from mechanical engineering to hospital operations to the law.

The candidate who is selected to become the Dean of Watson will be a driven, ambitious entrepreneur with the leadership, communication, and networking skills to position the College in the very top tier of engineering schools. Candidates should have significant experience in reconciling differing opinions and developing solutions within a shared governance model. The successful applicant will also be able to articulate an ambitious vision for the College and will have experience with strategic planning, assessment, ABET accreditation, graduate education, and interdisciplinary approaches to research and education.

Candidates should respect a variety of approaches to scholarship and demonstrate the ability and commitment to strengthen an environment that fosters and supports interdisciplinary research, scholarship, teaching, and service. In addition, the ideal candidate will have deep administrative experience as well as a distinguished academic record. The next dean will also use a collegial administrative style to promote a sense of respect, collaboration, and inclusion within the College community, based on a clear commitment to diversity and equity. Finally, the next Watson dean will be adept at developing sponsored research programs with extramural funding, strengthening industrial partnerships, and be committed to cultivating private philanthropic contributions from alumni, corporations, and other stakeholders.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile .

WittKieffer is assisting Binghamton University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 20. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal .

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to Greg Duyck and Natalie Song at .

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

For more information visit the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website at .

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