Just a quick note to everyone that the institution I’ve taught at since 2001 is looking for a new Dean. If you’re interested, some links here:
- Description of the Role of the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Page at Parker Executive Search to submit application. Using a search firm is standard practice at UTC for Dean and higher positions. My experience with other academic searches in this state tells me that one reason they do this is to deal with applicants confidentially, something that is tricky to do with Tennessee’s open records laws.
There is one requirement that merits some comment:
A demonstrated record of intentional and successful actions to foster and enhance inclusion, equity, and diversity…
UTC takes its commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity seriously. Letters of interest and other application materials should specifically address the candidate’s intentional and systematic initiatives and accomplishments related to that commitment.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (including the current Dean) has the most ethnically diverse faculty on campus. This is something the administration does little to publicize.
You can link to Parker’s website to submit an application. If you would like to ask me questions about this, you can go to the Contact page to reach me.