Fulton Chair

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The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (Fulton Schools or FSE) at Arizona State University seeks to attract a highly select group of the nation’s most distinguished faculty and industry leaders, as evidenced by their scholarly, research, teaching, and service achievements and noted membership in the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, or National Academy of Medicine, to the Fulton Schools to serve in the newly created position of Fulton Chair.

The Fulton Chair will be an endowed professorship or a professor of practice who comes from industry with an appointment in one of seven FSE’s schools. FSE welcomes as Fulton Chairs those who would seek to move their existing research center to ASU or propose a vision for a new center at ASU. Both of these opportunities would come with resourcing appropriate to transition and/or start a new initiative.

The catalyst for this exciting opportunity is Arizona’s new economy initiative, which is intended to enhance Arizona’s competitiveness and aims to lead Arizona into the future driven by discovery, knowledge and innovation, and anchored by a philosophy of opportunity for all. This initiative is a key element of ASU’s major expansion of the Fulton Schools to position it as one of the top 15 engineering schools in the U.S.

One of the nation’s top public universities and ranked #1 in Innovation by U.S. News & World Report, ASU is well underway in its reinvention of higher education as the New American University. ASU has developed numerous new programs and units that defy and bridge disciplinary boundaries to enable the exploration and discovery of new knowledge, while developing practical solutions to serve Arizona and the world at large. ASU has strong and simultaneous commitments to educational access, research and teaching excellence and assumes significant responsibility for the cultural, social and economic vitality of its surrounding communities in the metropolitan Phoenix region and beyond.

One of the fastest growing research enterprises in the nation, ASU has created a vibrant environment of discovery, interdisciplinary research and innovation focused on addressing society’s greatest challenges. Its research expenditures have nearly tripled over the last decade, totaling more than $670 million last year. ASU is well on its way to expanding the university’s research enterprise to over $800 million in expenditures by 2025.The Fulton Schools will play a pivotal role in this exciting expansion.

Nominations and Applications

Expressions of interest and nominations are welcome.

Please contact: 

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal,  kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com / C: (540) 761-9494 / O: (202) 776-0820

Rod McDavis, PhD, Managing Principal, rod.mcdavis@agbsearch.com / O: (202) 776-0854

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.