Olin College of Engineering
Needham, Massachusetts
Aug 02, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, a private four-year undergraduate institution in Needham, Massachusetts, seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of president.

Guided by its founding precepts, Olin has emerged as one of the leading undergraduate engineering schools in the nation and a beacon of innovative education around the globe, as it partners with other institutions to inspire lasting change in engineering education. Olin has pioneered a curriculum that integrates traditional engineering skills with the arts, humanities and social sciences as well as design and entrepreneurial thinking.

In just 20 years, Olin has become known worldwide for reimagining STEM education and redefining students’ potential for positive impact. A 2018 study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology named Olin as the No. 1 current leader in engineering education. Olin College is ranked No. 3 for undergraduate engineering education by U.S. News & World Report, is perennially listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges,” and is a routine top producer of Fulbright scholars.

The next president will model Olin’s commitment to catalyzing innovation in engineering education, collaborating with Olin’s faculty, students and staff to advance the college’s influential and critically important work into its third decade. The college desires in its second president an accomplished leader with a passion for Olin’s mission coupled with the experience, values and ability to promote, emulate and participate in a culture of teamwork at all levels throughout the institution. For more information, read a comprehensive leadership profile at or visit

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be e-mailed to Lucy A. Leske, Philip Tang and Julia Venetos at [email protected].

Olin College does not discriminate in admission, employment or other college-administered programs on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin or ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related conditions, genetic information, membership in the Uniformed Services, veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable state or federal laws.

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