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Search for Engineering Dean Underway

The Tickle College of Engineering has begun a search for the next dean of engineering, the Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean’s Chair.

The college is looking for a leader with the enthusiasm and vision to continue to propel the college forward.

In the last decade, the college has grown in the following ways:

  • In 2016 the college was named the Tickle College of Engineering
  • The student population has grown by almost 2,000
  • Doctoral enrollment and annual PhD graduates have nearly doubled
  • Endowed faculty positions have more than doubled to 37, based on $19M of endowed funds
  • The addition of 42 new full-time faculty positions
  • Research expenditures have doubled to more than $79 million per year
  • Increasing the college’s campaign goal to $200 million after reaching the initial goal of $150 million
  • Opened three buildings: the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
  • Entered the design phase of a $129 million New Engineering Complex, set to open in 2021
  • Added four named professors of practice
  • Increased partnerships and research with the various laboratories in Oak Ridge and with businesses throughout Tennessee

View the position description and application.