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University of California, Riverside
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University of California, Riverside
Search for the Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering
Riverside, CA

The University of California, Riverside invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering.

One of the most diverse research universities in the country, the University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside) seeks a world-class academic and administrative leader to serve as the next Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE). Since its founding in 1989, BCOE has made great strides in research, teaching, and service, and the next dean will have an opportunity to take the College to new levels of success, leading the transformation of BCOE into a nationally and internationally recognized powerhouse of engineering innovation.

The Bourns College of Engineering has grown quickly in size and distinction since its founding. Today, it is home to 110 faculty, seven academic departments and programs, and eight research centers. The College offers nine bachelor's degree programs, eight master's degree programs, and six Ph.D. programs, serving 2,600 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Annual research expenditures in 2016 were nearly $40 million. BCOE has been ranked in the top 10 for research impact by Leiden University rankings for engineering and natural sciences; four out of six doctoral programs at BCOE have been ranked in the top quartile by the National Research Council.

One of 10 campuses within the prestigious University of California system, UCR has evolved into a top-notch research university that excels at providing access to higher education while also contributing significant intellectual and social capital to the community, state, nation, and the world. It is consistently ranked as one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse universities in the US and is repeatedly recognized for the strength of its faculty and research through competitive awards and extramural funding. UCR is led by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, who has set an ambitious agenda to grow the academic enterprise while setting a national standard for how a university can operate, educate a diverse population, conduct research, and engage the broader community. In recent years, UCR has been ranked highly by Time magazine and in Washington Monthly for its combination of success in research and in attracting and graduating low-income and first-generation students.

The next Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering will build upon a strong foundation to lead an already high-performing institution into a new era of continued excellence and focused growth. The successful Dean will have a distinguished academic record commensurate with the rank of Professor at the University of California; significant administrative experience; and a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. In close collaboration with the Chancellor, Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor, and BCOE's internal and external community, the Dean will chart a vision and strategy for the future of BCOE; enhance the academic profile, research impact, and overall visibility of the College; recruit, retain, and develop world-class faculty and staff; promote an educational environment that supports student success and embraces inclusivity and diversity; further increase engagement with external stakeholders; and grow and manage resources for continued excellence.

A position profile, including the full list of qualifications, is available at Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For best consideration, please apply by January 12, 2018. CVs with cover letters should be submitted at Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. Please direct any inquiries or nominations to the search firm representatives.

Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Sheila Burgess
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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