Dean, College of Engineering

Cookeville, Tennessee
Nov 01, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

Tennessee Tech University seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Engineering. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other Colleges, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, accreditation and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College of Engineering and its role within Tennessee Tech University.

The College has seven academic departments supporting eight undergraduate degree programs, all accredited by ABET. These seven departments support six master’s degrees, while the College, as a whole, supports a Ph.D. in Engineering with several concentrations. Three research centers are housed in the College, along with numerous laboratories within the centers and the academic departments. As of Fall 2018, there are 2,509 undergraduate and 224 graduate students in the College. These students interact with 85 full-time faculty and 44 support staff within the College. Five of the University’s top 10 undergraduate programs by enrollment are in the College, and the overall undergraduate engineering program is the second largest among public universities in the state.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in a field related to the College; a record of recognized achievement in teaching, research, and service that qualifies for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in the College; significant leadership experience as a department chair, an associate dean, dean or leadership position with similar levels of responsibility; demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated budgetary/financial management responsibility; and demonstrated commitment to a diverse faculty and student population consistent with university policies. Additional information can be found at

Applicants are required to apply online at and electronically upload a letter of application not to exceed five pages addressing the qualifications, interest in the position and philosophy of leadership, management, education and research; curriculum vitae; and names of four professional references with titles, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2018; open until filled.

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address to Dr. Paul Semmes at [email protected]

Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to [email protected]

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