Dean of the College of Engineering

Position Overview

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The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking candidates for its next Dean for the College of Engineering. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is responsible for the effective administration of the College encompassing all academic and administrative matters within the College. In collaboration with the faculty and staff of the College and in full alignment with the UAA Strategic Plan and other plans and goals of the University, the Dean will bring vision, establish the broad goals and direction for the College, and lead the allocation of College resources among the various units and programs in fulfillment of those goals.

As a member of the UAA’s management team, the Dean participates in setting direction and advocating for the College within UAA, promoting the college as an active participant in, and a principal contributor to, the quality of life in the community.  They will help set and implement unit-level strategies to help achieve the University’s Strategic Plan (UAA 2025). Working with staff in University Advancement the Dean effectively represents the College and its programs to UAA and the larger community. Similarly, they engage with staff and faculty in seeking philanthropic support, and effectively steward College endowments, annual funds, and other gifts. 

With five or more years of teaching and/or research experience in a college/university setting, candidates will possess experience in college-wide administrative roles spanning broad areas of Engineering at the program, associate dean, or similar level.  They will have demonstrated success with administration of both graduate and undergraduate education; demonstrated effective support and supervision of faculty and/or staff within an academic unit; demonstrated effective management of budgets and unit resources; and demonstrated success in fundraising is preferred.

Tenure at the rank of Professor from a regionally accredited university is preferred though a terminal degree and a combination of experience and qualifications sufficient to merit the award of tenure at the rank of Professor within a discipline represented in the College would be considered.

The search profile can be downloaded above.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by February 28, 2021 and include a letter of interest addressing why the applicant is interested in this position and how the responsibilities and requirements described in the position profile are met, a resume, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization of the applicant.

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to:

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Monica Burton, / (917) 825-2961

Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., / (908) 341-2178

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