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College of Engineering Dean Search

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering.


The Dean provides intellectual, strategic, and visionary leadership for the College of Engineering. The Dean serves as the public voice, developing the reputation of the College on the national and international stages, and within the profession and private industry. As the only engineering college in the state of Nebraska, the College contributes significantly to the STEM workforce needs of the state.

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a member of the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category and is a land-grant university.

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The University is located in a vibrant and safe city of 273,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.

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The College of Engineering

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The College of Engineering trains excellent engineers to supply the STEM workforce needs of Nebraska and the world, enhancing both the students’ technical knowledge and the essential non-technical skills necessary to succeed in a global workforce. Collaboration and partnerships within the state and beyond its borders are hallmarks of the College’s research and education initiatives.

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College of Engineering Programs

Biological Systems Engineering | Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering | Civil Engineering | Computer Science & Engineering | Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction | Electrical & Computer Engineering | Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Search Committee

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Search Chair

James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean,
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  • Dennis Alexander | Kingery Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Milunka Brajic | Administrative Coordinator, Civil Engineering
  • Carrick Detweiler | Computer Science and Engineering
  • Ece Erdogmus | Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
  • Deepak Keshwani | Associate Professor, Biological Systems Engineering
  • Dan Linzell | Voelte Keegan Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering
  • Alma Ramirez-Rodgers | Senior Assistant Director of Student Development, Engineering Student Services
  • Ravi Saraf | Lowell E. and Betty L. Anderson Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Hamid Sharif-Kashani | Charles J. Vranek Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Eli Sutter | Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Li Tan | Associate Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Faculty Senate Representative
  • Donald Voelte, Jr. | College of Engineering Advisory Board
  • Ken West | DLR Group, College of Engineering Advisory Board
  • Ben Stodola | Undergraduate Student, Architectural Engineering
  • Luz Sotelo | Graduate Student, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The Position

The Dean will join a visionary and collaborative campus leadership team at a time when the University is enjoying a strong positive trajectory. The College is also well positioned for success with ambitious faculty, staff and students and committed alumni and external stakeholders.

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The Candidate Profile

Candidates should have an outstanding academic record, an abiding commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research; the ability to collaborate effectively; the skill to develop a purposeful and compelling strategy; and possess key leadership characteristics.

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How to Apply

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those materials received by 12 p.m. CST on Friday, March 9, 2018. Applicants should go to https://employment.unl.edu and search positions using requisition number F_180009, click on "Apply to this Job" and complete the form.

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