College of Engineering Dean Search

The University of New Orleans is seeking a dynamic leader to be the next Dean of the College of Engineering.

The Dean will provide leadership in all academic, administrative, and research related matters of the College of Engineering. He or she will work with the departments and faculty to envision, plan, and implement initiatives to advance the excellence of the College’s programs, faculty, staff, student body, and facilities. The Dean will lead and oversee the College’s recruitment and outreach programs to increase student enrollment and retention, and will facilitate fund-raising efforts of all types (research grants and contracts, philanthropic gifts, etc.) on behalf of the College. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will represent the College both within the University and to the community at large, developing and enhancing alliances and partnerships that leverage the distinctive nature and strengths of the College to the benefit of the University, the College, and its partners.


To be considered for the position, applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Engineering, a record of scholarly achievement in research and teaching equivalent to the qualifications for tenure and rank of professor in a discipline in the College, and membership on the Graduate Faculty. Successful administrative experience in higher education is required. At least three years of successful administrative experience in an engineering leadership role at a research university (or equivalent) are highly desired. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE COLLEGE: For more than 30 years, the College of Engineering (www.uno.edu/coe) at the University of New Orleans has been fulfilling its mission to provide excellent, affordable undergraduate and graduate engineering education to meet the needs of the metropolitan community, as well as the larger national and international communities. It is now poised to become a major resource for the economic development of the metropolitan New Orleans region and the state of Louisiana. With increasing support at UNO for the programs at the College from within the university, from the state legislature, and from the engineering and business community, the College looks forward to significant growth in its current programs, and to the development of exciting new collaborative and interdisciplinary programs that focus on the talent of today’s students, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the emerging needs of our constituents and society.

THE UNIVERSITY: The University of New Orleans (UNO; www.uno.edu) is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Founded in 1958, UNO offers a broad array of undergraduate and pre-professional programs as well as masters and doctoral programs. With over 75,000 alumni – more than half of whom live and work in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area – UNO holds a unique place in the economic and social fabric of the city.

THE CITY: New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The city was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by both the French and African cultures. New Orleans is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Often described as the most unique city in the country, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its many annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. With such a rich cultural and social environment, combined with favorable business conditions, New Orleans is drawing increasing numbers of major corporate entities, as well as small businesses, to locate in the region.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials for the Dean’s position should be submitted electronically (MSWord or PDF preferred) to Kenneth Sewell (search committee chair) at ksewell.engrdeansearch@uno.edu. Application should include (a) a letter indicating the applicant's interest, experience and qualifications for the position, (b) curriculum vitae, and (c) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five professional references (note: references will not be contacted without prior notification).

Applications are due by 5:00p.m. Central Daylight Time on August 1, 2014. The search committee reserves the right to consider applications received following the deadline; but only those received by the deadline are assured full review and consideration.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.