Dean of Engineering and Applied Science

Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 04, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Dean demonstrates strong leadership, management and development skills to support faculty in teaching, research, and service within the departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Dean leads with a clear vision of excellence in engineering research and education and possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Dean will be able to promote and articulate the College's vision and mission within the College and the campus, and to external constituents in the public and private sector. The Dean must work collegially with fellow members of the Deans' Council and other senior university administrators to advance the mission of the University.

The Dean provides leadership to the College of Engineering and Applied Science by:

1. Establishing a shared vision of quality research and engineering education that is consistent with the mission and goals of the University and College as well as the broader objectives as articulated by the National Academy of Engineering.

2. Promoting and developing quality research and educational programs.

3. Planning and coordinating program reviews to acquire and maintain ABET accreditation.

4. Modeling a climate of student support to faculty and staff.

5. Establishing an environment of open communication in the College with all interactions carried out in a professional manner.

6. Enhancing a culture of diversity and community with faculty, staff, and students.

The Dean exercises effective administrative and management skills in the College of Engineering and Applied Science by:

1. Providing effective management of fiscal policies and procedures.

2. Making decisions in a clear, timely, and collegial manner in accord with the principles of shared governance.

3. Supervising faculty and staff personnel, overseeing faculty workload, and establishing equitable policies.

The Dean is responsible for development and fund-raising success in the College of Engineering and Applied Science by:

1. Creating and maintaining community, industry, and government partnerships that support College research and education programs

2. With the faculty, obtaining resources, support, and funding to sustain a research infrastructure and outstanding graduate programs.

3. Partnering with University Development to secure funding for scholarships, laboratory equipment, capital development and other college needs.

Salary Range: $200,000 - $212,000

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate for Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science must:
  • Possess an earned doctorate in computer science, one of the engineering disciplines in the College, or in a closely related field.
  • Currently hold the rank of Professor (or have held such rank if now in industry) by virtue of an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.
  • Have demonstrated significant academic leadership and management experience in his/her current or prior position(s).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • The Dean will be a visionary leader in engineering education and research.
  • He or she will demonstrate an ability to articulate and carry out The National Academy of Engineering's goal of "identifying and illuminating issues at the intersections of engineering, technology, and society that impact our quality of life."
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and obtaining research grants will be viewed favorably.
  • The successful candidate for dean should demonstrate an ability and/or competency in the duties and job expectations outlined above.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by September 17, 2017, will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Appointment is contingent up successfully passing a background check to include criminal, financial, and sex-offender checks, per campus policy.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:In your cover letter, please describe in detail your professional work experience and how it relates to this position.

Job Category: Executive

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40018 - Vice Chancellor Academic Affrs

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Peter Braza

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00470101