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Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering

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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to a visionary leader who has the highest commitment to academic and scholarly standards and who is also an accomplished leader in an engineering field represented in the School. The Dean will have primary responsibility for the School’s mission and outcomes including its programmatic, financial, and management operations that support the School’s strategic goals.

About the Albert Nerken School of Engineering:  One of the nation’s premiere undergraduate engineering schools, the Albert Nerken School of Engineering comprises seven departments and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering and a bachelor of science degree. Approximately 500 undergraduate and 50 graduate students are enrolled in engineering and, since September 2009, have been housed in a new state-of-the-art academic building, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, Thom Mayne. The building is part of Cooper Union’s historic urban campus in Manhattan and brings together the faculties of art, architecture, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.  The engineering faculty maintains a vigorous and dynamic research agenda. Current interests span nanotechnology, robotics, advanced signal processing, high capacity wireless communications, sustainable design, renewable energy systems, alternative fuels, and a broad spectrum of topics in biomedical engineering, including neuroscience, tissue and regenerative engineering, biomechanics, sports medicine, orthopedic devices, and artificial organs. The faculty are dedicated to student success and are committed to innovative pedagogy, teaching effectiveness, and mentoring.  For additional information, please visit www.cooper.edu/engineering.

About Cooper Union:  Through outstanding academic programs in art, architecture, and engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art prepares talented students to make enlightened contributions to society. Established in 1859, the institution provides close contact with a distinguished, creative faculty and fosters rigorous, humanistic learning that is enhanced by the process of design and augmented by the urban setting. The Cooper Union remains at the forefront of social and political justice and seeks to create active citizens. With its highly selective student body, The Cooper Union provides an intimate, immersive, collaborative, and advanced conservatory-style education. The specialized and focused schools together spark synergies under the rubric of design, the union of science and art. School spirit is derived from a sense of belonging to a vital intellectual community.  The Cooper Union is a leading partner in the study of society and ideas that propels New York City’s development as a hub for entrepreneurial innovation in technology and design. Although annual enrollment is typically less than 1,000 students, Cooper Union alumni have won a disproportionate number of distinguished awards, including a Nobel Prize, ten Rome Prizes, 18 Guggenheim fellowships, three MacArthur fellowships, nine Chrysler Design awards, and three Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture.

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by March 15, 2018.

[email protected]

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

The Cooper Union is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.




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Posted: 2/20/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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