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Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

The Tickle College of Engineering 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 will report directly to the Dean of Engineering and serves as a member of the Dean’s leadership team.

The Associate Dean provides leadership and direction to the development of all curricular policies and programs of the college. The Associate Dean provides direct oversight of the faculty and staff in the Stoneking engage Engineering Fundamentals program, the Cook Grand Challenges Honors program, the Office of Engineering Professional Practice, the Office of Engineering Diversity Programs, the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program, the Global Initiatives program, and academic advising for all undergraduate students.

The Associate Dean also:

  • Provides broad leadership for student recruitment and retention
  • Coordinates with other units on campus to develop and administer multi-disciplinary programs
  • Facilitates development of Study Abroad and International Global Initiative programs and coordinates with the UT Center for International Education in developing engineering program agreements with international academic institutions.
  • Coordinates with the Graduate School to facilitate development and administration of graduate programs.
  • Represents the college at the university level related to undergraduate and graduate policies, issues, and curricula.
  • Provides leadership on scholarship policies and awards student scholarships and fellowships provided to the Dean’s office and represents the college in discussions with Financial Aid.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in engineering or highly related area and demonstrated experience in scholarly work and excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • Ten years equivalent teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience in creation, support and/or deployment of innovative new curricula, degree programs and/or student programs
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to gain and apply a broad knowledge of university policies, administrative structure, and operating procedures
  • Knowledge of and strong commitment to engineering education and research
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action

Desired qualifications:

  • Qualifications appropriate to hold the rank of professor in one of the College’s academic units
  • Leadership experience at the department or college level

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.


Application Instructions:

Please send an electronic letter of application including:

  • a statement of leadership style and philosophy of engineering education and student success,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • and a list of three professional references with complete addresses and telephone numbers

to carriez@utk.edu to the attention of Dr. Chris Cox, Search Committee Chair, The University of Tennessee, Tickle College of Engineering, 124 Perkins Hall, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37996.

Review of files will begin on March 1, 2019, and continue until the position has been filled. The college anticipates filling the position for appointment effective July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. 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), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 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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