Dean of the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering

Position Overview

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The University of Utah (“the U”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering.  

The president of the University of Utah, Dr. Taylor R. Randall, has a vision to position the U to become a top 10 public university with unsurpassed societal impact and to grow to more than $1 billion per year in research expenditures. The new Dean will be a critical part of this vision and will provide leadership for the Price College of Engineering aligned with the university's ambitious goals. With investment from the U, a recent transformational gift supporting construction of a new state-of-the-art computing and engineering building, and the opportunity for continued appropriations from the State of Utah, the Price College of Engineering is uniquely situated for further growth to become one of the foremost engineering colleges in the country. 

The new Dean will provide leadership for all aspects of the Price College of Engineering, establishing and implementing a bold strategic vision that will enhance undergraduate and graduate education, further strengthen the College’s research enterprise, drive interdisciplinary collaborations, and enhance the College’s global reputation. The successful candidate will be a strategic leader with a record of promoting growth and excellence in education and research, fostering innovation, building effective partnerships internally and externally, increasing philanthropic support for the College, and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment. 

Founded in 1850 and located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, with 18 schools and colleges, more than 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate degree programs, and an enrollment of more than 35,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The U strives to be a model public university, delivering unmatched value in higher education and health care while making social, economic, and cultural contributions that improve the quality of life throughout the state, the nation, and the world. With a distinguished legacy of advancing research, teaching, and service, the U stands proudly at the forefront of discovery, academic achievement, and global impact.  

More information about this leadership opportunity, including the minimum qualifications and desired experiences and attributes, can be found in the position profile located above.

Nominations and Applications

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2023. To apply for the Dean of the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • a curriculum vitae or resume;
  • a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities and desired experiences and attributes in this profile; and 
  • contact information for five references (to be contacted at a later date with candidate’s permission). 

Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to:

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to: or to one of the consultants listed below:

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal / (540) 761-9494

Nancy Targett, PhD, Executive Search Consultant / (302) 233-5202

Frank Newton, EdD, Executive Search Consultant / (302) 943-1605

Lynn DellaPietra, PhD, Executive Search Associate / (202) 640-6723

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