Dean, College of Engineering


College of Engineering


The dean will be the chief executive officer of COE, reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will have responsibility for leading the college and managing its resources to accomplish its teaching, research and service mission. The College of Engineering offers a broad selection of degrees in its four departments (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) through the Ph.D. level. The college promotes students' self-motivation to excel and guides them toward professional careers and entrepreneurship in an environment of life-long learning


The Dean of the College of Engineering will provide leadership to students, faculty and staff that fosters and sustains college-wide excellence in teaching, research and service, and prepares and supports a professional workforce. Working with the University’s leadership, the Dean of Engineering will foster collaboration among faculty and deans and thereby play an important role in the growth and advancement of the University. The Dean will work with the faculty to articulate a vision for the College and work with the Provost and President of the University to implement that vision. This will require actively participating in fundraising efforts, recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty, strengthening undergraduate and graduate educational programs, and creating a research environment that supports the creativity and innovation of faculty. The Dean will manage college resources to achieve the teaching, research and service mission of UNO. The Dean will also facilitate communication and collaboration within and between COE and its external stakeholders, including alumni, industry and the greater community. Finally, the dean will oversee the daily operations of COE, including supervision and support of academic and research faculty, staff and more than 800 students. Development and execution of the college’s strategic initiatives and contribution to the university's long-term cultivation is necessary.


Applicants will have an earned doctorate (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in engineering or closely related science with experience appropriate to appointment as a tenured professor in one of the four departments, and will be able to meet the following qualifications: • At least three (3) years of successful administrative or leadership experience and significant budgetary responsibility (e.g., department chair, associate dean, dean, funded research center director, etc.) • External fund raising experience and knowledge • Excellent record of publications • Experience in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students • Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with people across a range of differences and with a diverse range of disciplines and groups • Excellent record of funding from federal agencies and industry • Proven ability to promote a working environment among faculty and staff that rewards new ideas and innovation, builds collaboration, encourages teamwork and promotes diversity.


• Significant, successful experience as a dean or director, associate dean or associate director, chair or equivalent. • Substantial experience in engineering education and research, including ABET evaluations. • Professional engineering license or equivalent certification, appropriate to field of expertise. • Experience in developing and growing graduate programs, in particular “self-support” programs


Commensurate with qualifications and experience




Position will remain open until filled.




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