Tulsa, Oklahoma, Search for the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science The University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma
The University of Tulsa (TU), Tulsa's premier academic and research institution, seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the new Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). The Dean will join TU at a transformative time, working closely with a new President and Provost focused on a bold vision of joining the highest rank of research universities (R1) and creating an innovation ecosystem that attracts talents from around the world to Tulsa. Recently renamed as the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College is clearly a pillar of TU's ambitious goals, and the new Dean will help propel the future of ECS, TU, and Tulsa. With roots that trace back to 1894, TU has grown into the region's most prestigious university, welcoming 4,000 students from around the world. TU is one of the top 100 private U.S. research institutions and Oklahoma's highest-ranked private university. TU recently completed one of its most successful years. The first-year class of Fall 2022 is nearly 40% larger than two years ago and is the most diverse in TU's history. The endowment has gone up almost 33%, making it one of the largest in the nation at $1.35 billion. The University welcomed 16 new faculty members in fall 2022, including three in Cyber Studies and one in Chemical Engineering, bringing compelling research backgrounds to contribute to TU's dynamic academic community. In 2023, TU will launch a new capital campaign to endow professorships, build additional research spaces, and provide more student scholarships to attract and retain top talents. With a dedicated and innovative philanthropic sector, the city of Tulsa has transformed into an attractive, exciting hub of economic activity in the Heartland. Tulsa is home to some of the nation's largest companies, with key industry sectors that include aerospace, energy, health care, technology, manufacturing, and transportation. As a pillar in the Tulsa community, TU plays a pivotal role in continuing to propel the city forward. In 2021, TU launched its new strategic plan with five priorities, including becoming a world leader in energy and cybersecurity. As an already established global leader in petroleum engineering education, ECS will expand TU's focus toward the future of oil and gas while growing strengths in energy transition and sustainability across disciplines. The new ECS Dean will also build on the College's reputation in public sector cybersecurity to position TU as a renowned leader in government and private sectors, incorporating artificial intelligence, data analytics, ethics, and more. With a remarkable faculty, high-quality undergraduate education, state-of-the-art facilities, novel research and campus-wide collaboration, the Dean will help enhance the impact of ECS and shape the future of TU, the city of Tulsa, and the state of Oklahoma for years to come. Moving forward, the new Dean will shepherd the College through its next phase of growth and influence, addressing the following set of key opportunities and challenges:
Develop a compelling strategic direction for the future of the College that galvanizes the community and fuels TU's momentum to R1
Grow research and enhance TU's impact by supporting a culture of excellence
Continue to provide an excellent educational experience for both undergraduate and graduate students
Recruit, retain, and develop eminent faculty
Strengthen partnerships and leverage the city of Tulsa as a strategic advantage for the College's growth TU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-757 . Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. Julie Filizetti and Phuong Ta Isaacson, Miller 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111 The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family health history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. The University of Tulsa also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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