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Job ID: 2019-10539
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Executive - Dean, Provost, Vice President

Princeton University


Princeton University seeks an exceptional academic leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Appointed by President Christopher Eisgruber and the Board of Trustees, and reporting to Provost Deborah Prentice, the Dean is responsible for the quality, conduct, administration, planning, and development of the school’s teaching programs and research activities.

Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is home to an eminent faculty of more than 150 members in six academic departments and four major centers, and an exceptional student body numbering more than 1,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The current faculty includes 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering and 10 members of the National Academy of Sciences. Annual research expenditures exceed $70 million. The school is a diverse, vibrant and highly collaborative community of teaching, learning, innovation, and exploration, whose members aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge across the engineering disciplines and to apply this knowledge to the benefit and advancement of society.


The next dean will take office at a pivotal moment in the School’s history. The School has engaged in a strategic planning process to identify key academic priorities, and a master planning process that includes significant growth of faculty, academic programs, and space resources. The President and the Board of Trustees have emphasized the importance of engineering to Princeton’s future and have set ambitious fundraising targets for SEAS in the upcoming campaign. Some significant gifts have already been raised to support these aspirations. One of the next dean’s most important assignments will be to build on the foundation laid by these efforts to shepherd the School through a period of considerable expansion and advancement.


The successful candidate will possess an outstanding record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and administration, and will demonstrate uncompromising commitment to academic and educational excellence, to the highest ethical standards, and to the creation and support of a vibrant and broadly diverse community of faculty, students and staff across SEAS.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, and names and addresses of five references, and should be submitted online. Nominations may be sent to [email protected]

To receive full consideration, nominations and applications should be received by September 1, 2019.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW





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Posted: 6/27/2019
Application Due: 8/26/2019
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