Dean, College of Engineering

Job description

This is a full-time, year-round position with renewable three-year terms of appointment.

August 2021 appointment.

Cultivate a forward-looking and relevant vision for the future of engineering education and research, emphasizing disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas, by working in collaboration with faculty and key constituencies. As a member of the Council of Deans/Provost’s leadership team, actively participate in the development of the University’s Academic Plan, its strategic priorities, and assure that the goals of the College are aligned with the goals of the Plan. Advance the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and justice and provide accountability for progress on diversity related initiatives. Oversee the College’s budget and budget planning process to ensure that resources are allocated strategically. Provide leadership in the oversight of the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs, curricula, personnel, research enterprise, and budget ensuring efficient and effective programs of learning, discovery, and outreach. Lead in a manner that advances a climate in which excellence, creativity, ethics, inclusion, equity, and diversity are fostered among faculty, staff, and students. Engage in robust fundraising in support of the College’s research and educational programs. Oversee and ensure the accreditation processes, especially ABET, sustain and expand partnerships with national and international academic/research institutions, business and industry, federal, state, and local government, alumni, and other University programs and community constituents.

Applicants are encouraged to view the College of Engineering Website ( information about the college, it’s people and programs.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (SF01012). 

Please attach only the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter that covers each of the required elements from the Position Description, and Preferred elements as applicable (as one complete pdf document), (#2) Current CV, (#3) Statement of leadership philosophy and vision for the Engineering College in the 21st Century (as one complete pdf document), (#4) “Other Document” – Transcript(s) (official transcripts required for appointment) (as once complete doc.), and (#5) “Other” – Name, title, address and contact information for 5 references who would be contacted as needed with approval of the applicant.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled, to ensure full consideration applications should be complete by April 5, 2021.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No: SF01012
Posted: 3/1/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2021
Work Type: