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Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Date: Dec 8, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

What better place to experience academic excellence, innovation, and impact than at the university that invented cooperative education.



With significant investments in research ranging from intelligent maintenance systems to additive manufacturing to nanotechnology, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati, a college with diverse international partners throughout the world that strives to create bold, new solutions for the 21st century, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Dean is responsible for overseeing the research and education of undergraduate and graduate students within the College; promoting scholarly and creative excellence; monitoring and securing the College’s financial resources and budgets; enhancing revenue, especially by engaging in private fundraising; strategic and operational planning; program review and enhancement; compliance on a campus, university and governmental level; and all personnel matters, including management of promotion and tenure processes.


Responsible for implementing the policies and procedures developed by the Board of Trustees and administrative leadership of the campus and the University as a whole, the Dean will seek opportunities for collaboration with colleges, schools and other academic units throughout UC’s campuses.


While it is expected that the Dean will possess a distinguished scholarly academic record including excellence in sponsored research preferably at a major research university similar to UC, the committee will also consider candidates whose leadership abilities and outstanding accomplishments could be translated into innovative leadership of the College.



  • Conceptualize a vision of the College’s future that will motivate the staff and faculty and inspire students; equally important is the ability to articulate this vision in terms of measurable goals and to enlist the support of essential constituencies;
  • Provide leadership and guidance in fulfilling CEAS’s mission as a public, urban college;
  • Strengthen existing programs and develop new ones to meet the needs of the community;
  • Ensure superior academic programs are delivered by dedicated faculty;
  • Attract and retain staff and faculty of the highest caliber, providing long-term career incentives and an environment conducive to professional development;
  • Build strong external relationships, enhancing those among the College, UC, Cincinnati’s dynamic and diverse community, and the International arena by engaging in activities designed to raise private support;
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships and interdisciplinary collaboration across the campus;
  • Take a lead role in pursuing private funding for the College, supported by the UC Foundation office—CEAS’s current endowment annual spendable income is $3.6 million;
  • Foster a culture of accountability in which goals are specified, strategies articulated, and results against goals are reported—CEAS’s annual operating budget is approximately $88.4 million;
  • Act as a visionary academic leader with a demonstrated ability to turn vision into reality and inspire faculty, staff, students, and the community with ambitious but attainable objectives and will build a plan to lead CEAS toward those objectives. The Dean will have the personal qualities, energy, and ability to advocate for the resources necessary to realize this vision.



A record as an accomplished scholar or noted contributor to the profession, possessing at minimum a Ph.D. degree satisfying the requirements for the rank of tenured full professor in one of CEAS’s academic units; and Administrative experience, preferably at a major research institution similar to UC.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to excellence in all areas of the university’s mission;
  • A history of sustained success and leadership in sponsored research activities;
  • An ability to attract and retain excellent faculty;
  • A clear vision of CEAS’s strengths and areas of opportunity and necessary steps for achieving established goals;
  • Fundraising experience and success;
  • Rigorous standards of professional achievement and ethical behavior;
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A record of promoting diversity and inclusiveness;
  • An entrepreneurial orientation combined with boldness, imagination and abundant energy;
  • Experience with organizational process improvement and/or professional accreditation;
  • Strong understanding of the challenges and issues facing higher education;
  • A firm grasp of the opportunities and advantages of the University’s urban setting;
  • Successful administrative and budgetary/financial experience;
  • A management style that is emotionally intelligent, inclusive and decisive and provides leadership by example;
  • Proven effectiveness in teambuilding and enabling collaborative engagement that transcends departments, disciplines and initiatives to create sustained success; and
  • Personal qualities of integrity, compassion, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, honesty, fairness, fortitude, patience and perseverance.



Housing the largest mandatory cooperative education program and one of the best in the country (U.S. News and World Report), CEAS has established strategic industry partnership with companies like Siemens PLM Software, GE Aviation, and Procter & Gamble. One of the 14 colleges at UC, CEAS has seven departments of excellence offering 19 ABET accredited degree programs including several accelerated engineering degrees. To learn more about our renowned College and the history of the co-op, visit



Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at


The City of Cincinnati was rated a Best Place to live by US News & World Report and provides both urban and suburban life as well as river views and rolling hills. Our city offers a wealth of amenities that include professional sports, world-class entertainment, a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous parks and nature trails, acclaimed museums, a celebrated zoo, a variety of restaurants and a flourishing riverfront scene. We actually offer the features of two cities when you include the thriving area of northern Kentucky just across the river. Affordable and family-friendly with excellent public and private schools it is no wonder multiple Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home. Visit to learn more.



Interested applicants are requested to attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing qualifications, and a vision statement that shares how you would address the responsibilities of this position as outlined above. Nominations, only, may be sent confidentially to Applications will be accepted and the position will remain open until filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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