Texas Christian University (TCU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Science & Engineering (CSE). The next Dean will have the opportunity to lead a thriving College and sharpen its strategic focus by capitalizing on current strengths and identifying new areas of synergy and innovation.
TCU is a private university located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is classified as a top 100 National University by US News & World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. The University has a $1.7 billion endowment and enrolls over 11,300 students, including approximately 9,700 undergraduate and 1,670 graduate students. The mission of the College of Science & Engineering is to foster knowledge of and curiosity about science, mathematics, engineering and computing by offering personalized, rigorous instruction that emphasizes research and internship opportunities. CSE and TCU follow a teacher-scholar model of teaching, boasting small class sizes, and hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. CSE is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 120 graduate students, with 129 full-time faculty and 71 staff. CSE offers 28 undergraduate, 12 master’s level, and eight doctoral programs to its students through its 11 academic departments.
Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, the Dean is the chief administrative, academic, and budgetary officer for the College of Science & Engineering. The Dean serves as a model of excellence and a champion of diversity and inclusion for the College community and is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. The unique teacher-scholar model at TCU is rooted in the belief that scholarship and creative endeavors complement and enrich the teaching and student experience. The Dean will capitalize on the College's strengths, build its research infrastructure and broaden its STEM collaboration across the broader university and surrounding communities – including with the growing TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. The Dean will create collaborative opportunities on behalf of the College to engage students, faculty, and industry partners to further the educational mission.
The Dean will hold an earned doctorate in a field relevant to the College, leadership experience and will have a distinguished record of achievement commensurate to that of Full Professor.
For more information about this position, please visit the full position profile here. More information about TCU can be found here.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and a list of five professional references. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a Dean is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by January 11, 2021, to [email protected]
Texas Christian University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search. Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:
Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.
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About Texas Christian University
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.