The University of California, San Diego invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering. The Dean provides academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership to the School of Engineering and promotes excellence in all aspects of the School’s research, teaching, and service missions. As a key member of the University’s leadership, the Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and represents the School at the campus, local, state, national, and international levels. The Jacobs School of Engineering is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity).
Successful candidates should have prior experience in academic administration and a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service appropriate for appointment as a tenured senior professor at UC San Diego. They should also have a proven record in fundraising and financial management. The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. The Dean will hold the Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering and will be appointed to serve at 100% time.
UC San Diego, established in 1960 as part of the 10-campus University of California, has rapidly achieved the status as one of the top institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research. UC San Diego is ranked sixth in the nation in federal research and development expenditures, with annual research funding of approximately $1 billion over the last three years. The U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best Colleges Guidebook ranks UC San Diego as the 8th best public university in the nation. According to the 2010 National Research Council rankings, sixty percent of UC San Diego’s rated graduate programs are among the top twenty programs in their fields nationwide, and the university’s Ph.D. programs were ranked highly in every academic division. UC San Diego is the largest employer based in San Diego County, with an economic impact of over $20 billion annually. UC San Diego’s location on the Torrey Pines Mesa facilitates large-scale research and education collaborations with industry partner institutions including, the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, and The Scripps Research Institute. This concentration of many of the world’s best minds in science, engineering and technology creates invaluable learning opportunities for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, providing a breadth and diversity that is tremendously beneficial to their education.
The Jacobs School of Engineering is comprised of six academic departments – Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Nanoengineering – each with a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs and research facilities and all ranked in the top 20 nationally. The Department of Bioengineering ranks 1st in the nation for biomedical engineering, according to the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) rankings, and the Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 12th internationally, according to the 2012 Academic Rankings of World Universities conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. With an annual operating budget of $72 million, and research expenditures of approximately $163 million in Fiscal Year 2012, the Jacobs School is expanding its areas of innovation and discovery, making significant advances on the educational front, and developing new community partnerships. This is an exciting time of growth and development for the Jacobs School, and the Dean will play a crucial role in leading this growth.
The Search Advisory Committee will begin reviewing candidates in January 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement describing contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, email address, and names of references) should be submitted electronically (PDF files preferred), in confidence, to the Search Advisory Committee Chair, Professor Robert Bitmead, c/o: David Bellshaw, Regan Gough, and Cati Mitchell, Isaacson, Miller, 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94111, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 415.655.4900.
The University of California, San Diego is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu).
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