Director, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and Professor

Cockrell School of Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Feb 6, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). ICES is an organized research unit, reporting directly to the Vice President for Research, dedicated to research and graduate study in computational engineering and science, with a strong core in computational and applied mathematics. The Director must define and communicate effectively a vision and plan for leading ICES to the highest levels of excellence in its mission to provide outstanding interdisciplinary research and graduate programs in computational sciences, engineering, and information technology.

Over one hundred faculty members from five schools and colleges across the UT Austin campus participate in ICES, and are organized into 18 research centers and groups. ICES programs include a graduate degree program in Computational Science, Engineering and Mathematics, a postdoctoral fellowship program, a visiting scholars program, a research awards program for UT Austin faculty, a summer internship program for undergraduate students, and an undergraduate certificate program in computational engineering and science. The Director also oversees a number of endowments that are used to attract outstanding faculty members with expertise in computational engineering and science to UT Austin.

The successful applicant is expected to have an internationally recognized record of research and scholarship, and will be appointed as a full professor with tenure holding an endowed chair. The Director should also have demonstrated capabilities and accomplishments in academic leadership, have skills for interacting effectively with both internal and external constituents, and have experience building an environment that encourages diversity in the Institute and the field at large. Candidates should have experience managing a large academic or research enterprise. Fundraising is an important component of the Director's overall responsibilities.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2017, although nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the Director will begin service in 2018. All nominations and applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Interested and qualified individuals should submit a letter of interest and a complete CV.

Questions about the position or the search process should be directed to Dean Sharon L. Wood (, chair of the search committee.

Additional information about the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is available at

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