Ann Arbor, MI - Posted on: Thursday 07/30/15


The University of Michigan invites nominations and applications for the position of Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering.

Offering classes since 1854, the College of Engineering is an international leader in engineering education at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. It maintains top-ten rankings in nearly every undergraduate and graduate engineering program.  Renowned for its extensive research program, the College leads in developing new applications for technologies and transferring knowledge to industry, and in 2014 its total research volume was $217 million.  An outstanding faculty, diverse and talented students, a committed administrative staff, and a superb physical plant set the College apart by its scale and scope of activities. Over the past ten years, the College has invested in significant growth of its faculty and facilities; the number of tenure-track faculty members has grown to 388 across twelve departments, along with over 100 research faculty members.

The Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the College and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The Dean provides leadership and is responsible for all matters relative to the administration of the College, including academic programs, personnel, budgets, alumni relations and fundraising.  Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to advance the College’s mission, the Dean represents the College within the University and among a wide range of external constituencies.


Required Qualifications*

Qualifications include an earned doctorate, a distinguished research and teaching record appropriate for a tenured appointment as full professor in the College, proven leadership and management ability, excellent communication skills, a track record of effectively supporting diversity and inclusiveness, dedication to promoting collaboration across the University, an understanding of budgeting processes in a complex research university, and an aptitude for fundraising.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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