COEIT Dean Search

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, for a term beginning July 1, 2014.

Dean’s Role and Responsibilities

The Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College.  S/he reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The roles and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Advancing the mission of the college, building on the college’s strengths in research and scholarly accomplishments by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students; supporting continued success in the teaching and service missions of its academic departments and programs; and contributing to UMBC’s aspirations to be one of the finest of the new American research universities that effectively blends advanced research and high-quality teaching.
  • Serving as a catalyst for research-innovation and for the integration of research and undergraduate/graduate/post-doctoral education across the college.
  • Identifying, developing, expanding, and sustaining public and private partnerships and sources of research funding.
  • Collaborating with on-campus and off-campus partners to identify and engage in innovative strategies to strengthen technology transfer, venture creation, and other economic development initiatives.
  • Fostering and facilitating opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations.
  • Bringing visibility to the research and educational accomplishments of the college both within and outside the campus.
  • Fostering a culture of highest ethical standards, compliance with external and internal policies and procedures, regulations, and effective business practices in the college.
  • Working effectively with faculty and staff, academic programs and centers to provide visionary and innovative leadership to the college’s strategic planning and budget development; overseeing teaching, research, outreach and administration within the college.
  • Developing and promoting activities that support a large and diverse faculty, overseeing faculty recruitment and development, promotion and tenure, and the appointment of departmental chair persons and center directors.
  • Representing the interests of the college and the University to various constituencies both within and outside of the UMBC community, and participating in campus-wide shared governance processes.

Qualifications and Desirable Characteristics

  • An outstanding record of accomplishments commensurate with the rank of Full Professor, including but not limited to a record of scholarship and research funding.
  • A demonstrated record of organizational and research leadership.
  • Strong credentials in the management of academic affairs.
  • Substantial administrative experience at a research-intensive institution that demonstrates strategic leadership in planning, communication and organization.
  • The ability to articulate and implement a vision for research and creative activity in the 21st century to position the college as a leader in research and education in keeping with UMBC’s culture and mission.
  • The skills and initiative to work with the faculty and administration stakeholders across campus to champion research, build initiatives on campus and beyond to increase significantly external research funding, and successfully compete for program opportunities nationally and globally.
  • The breadth of knowledge and foresight needed to identify existing, emerging, and interdisciplinary fields for investment, both within the college and collaboratively with other colleges in UMBC and beyond.

Applications and Nominations

The Search Committee will be accepting applications, recommendations, and inquiries until the position is filled. The confidential review of applications will begin immediately.  UMBC and the College of Engineering and Information Technology are committed to diversity and welcome applications and nominations of women and minorities.  Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable.  Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed to:

Mirah A. Horowitz
Consultant to the Dean Search Committee
Russell Reynolds Associates

The University of Maryland Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic background, genetics, disability, age, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, and/or veteran status in admission to and participation in education programs and activities, or employment practices in accordance with federal laws, including, but not limited to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Right Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, as well as state laws, and regulations.