Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Aug 21, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Indiana University seeks a visionary and creative leader to become the inaugural leader of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University.



Founded just two years ago, Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE) at Indiana University resides in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) - one of the largest, broadest, and most accomplished schools of its kind. ISE offers tracks in Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Cyber-physical Systems, Environmental Engineering, Molecular and Nanoscale Engineering, and Neuroengineering.   It aims to be a world leader in these areas and to lead flourishing entrepreneurial activity across departments and across campus.

ISE reflects a top priority for Indiana University, with an expected $120 million investment.  The Associate Deanship offers a rare opportunity to help in shaping this innovative program from the ground up at one of the nation’s premier public institutions. In addition to IU’s exciting programmatic and research environment, the Associate Dean will arrive on the heels of completion of a new $40 million SICE building and multimillion dollar investment for renovation of laboratory spaces.  In two years 19 faculty have joined ISE, and it is expected to grow substantially.


The Associate Dean for Engineering for the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering is responsible for providing vision, developing strategic ideas, and ensuring successful implementation to build the future of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University.  The Associate Dean provides leadership for innovative curricula; guides development of structures for graduate and undergraduate student outreach, recruiting, advancement and career support; interacts with university offices; secures resources for ISE faculty success; spearheads connections and collaborative initiatives with SICE and other IU programs, external academic, governmental, and industrial partners; and jump-starts a culture of entrepreneurship. The ISE approach aligns well with the strong focus on AI in major companies, providing additional opportunities. The Associate Dean for Engineering works with the chair of Intelligent Systems Engineering and reports to the SICE Dean.


Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a field related to any of the six track areas, and should have significant experience leading a complex organization, an appreciation of and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and scholarly achievements appropriate for a tenured professorship at Indiana University. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and professional experience, and be appropriate for tenure as an associate or full professor at Indiana University.  Candidates should also possess the strong administrative, managerial, development, and communication skills necessary to lead Intelligent Systems Engineering in a highly interdisciplinary public research university. Candidates at the level of full professor are preferred, but exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will be considered.  Additional information about the School can be found at:

The anticipated position start date is on or before August 1, 2018 (negotiable). While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1 to assure optimal consideration.  Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Please send nominations, inquiries, and applications in confidence and electronically to our consultant at the following address:


IU Associate Dean of Engineering

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas  75219


Fax:  214/523-9067

~Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.~