The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a creative and dynamic professional to fill the position of Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. The Associate Dean provides leadership and direction to the development of all curricular policies and programs of the college and reports directly to the Dean of Engineering as a member of the Dean's leadership team. The Associate Dean provides leadership and oversight for many of the student-facing college programs and initiatives including the Engage Engineering Fundamentals Program, the Cook Engineering Grand Challenge program, Student Success, and academic advising, recruitment, and retention for all undergraduate students.
The Associate Dean will coordinate with the newly formed College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies to develop and administer multi-disciplinary programs that intersect the TCE, such as the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program. The Associate Dean facilitates development of Study Abroad and International Global Initiative programs and coordinates with the UTK Center for Global Engagement in developing engineering program agreements with international academic institutions. The Associate Dean is responsible for undergraduate and graduate policies, issues, and curricula, provides leadership on scholarship policies, awards college-level student scholarships and fellowships, and represents the college in discussions with the campus-level Graduate School, Office of Academic Affairs, and Financial Aid.
The TCE has 185 T/TT and 67 NTT faculty in its eight academic departments and offers 11 undergraduate, 14 MS, and 12 PhD degrees. The college is home to seven research centers and three interdisciplinary institutes. Approximately 3,500 undergraduate, 350 MS, and 700 PhD enrolled students. The college sits 35th among public universities in the most recent U.S. Newsand World Report graduate rankings. Faculty in the college have won 21 early career awards (NSF, DoE, DARPA, and ARO) since 2016. In FY22, the college had research expenditures of $99.5 million. The college is currently experiencing strong growth among the students and faculty and anticipates adding 29 new faculty over the next three years as part of ambitious campus and college cluster hiring campaigns lead by Chancellor Donde Plowman and Dean Matthew Mench.
The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. Knoxville is also well connected nationally with an airport approximately 20 minutes from campus with direct flights to major cities across the country.
Doctorate degree in engineering or highly related area
Knowledge of and strong commitment to engineering education in an inclusive and engaged environment.
Qualifications appropriate to hold tenure in one of the College's academic departments.
Leadership experience at the department or college level.
In addition, the successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, strong interpersonal and communication skills, an appreciation for the integration of research and teaching, an ability to provide leadership in developing and deploying innovative new curricula, and to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
Submit the following materials online (http://apply.interfolio.com/122488): a statement of leadership style and philosophy of engineering education and student success, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Veerle Keppens, Search Committee Chair, c/o Carrie Zitzman, The University of Tennessee, Tickle College of Engineering, 456 Zeanah Engineering Complex. Review of files will begin on April 14, 2023, and continue until the position has been filled. The college anticipates filling the position for appointment effective July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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