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Dean, College of Engineering Ithaca, NY

Cornell University, one of the world’s premier research universities, invites nominations and applications for the Dean of Engineering. Since its founding in 1870, Cornell Engineering has produced numerous groundbreaking innovations in education and research. Its history of excellence includes contributions across all fields of engineering and a distinguished record of transcending traditional boundaries.

Reporting to the provost and serving as the chief academic officer of the college, the dean will set a bold and ambitious vision for Cornell Engineering that builds on its powerful legacy and harnesses the talent and creativity of the community to solidify its position as one of the world’s preeminent engineering institutions.  The dean will support and inspire a dynamic and accomplished faculty to train the next generation of engineering leaders and to advance innovative research that addresses the most pressing challenges facing the world. Cornell is distinguished by its collaborative atmosphere, and the dean has the opportunity to leverage the college’s considerable strengths by promoting and nurturing relationships across the university, including with Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.  Cornell also has a deep-rooted commitment to outreach and engagement, and the dean will continue to build partnerships and promote entrepreneurial efforts that serve the global mission of benefiting humanity and society.

The college seeks an outstanding scholar and a collegial but decisive leader to propel Cornell Engineering forward. The dean must be an exceptional communicator who is skillful at building relationships with internal and external partners. The next dean will bring a considerable record of administrative leadership and must possess the ability to represent the college compellingly with a variety of audiences, including alumni and donors.

The review process will begin upon receipt of materials with preference given to complete applications submitted prior to January 31, 2020.

John Muckle is leading this search with Karen McPhedran.  

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


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