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Vice Chancellor for Engineering, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Director of TEES

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2023

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Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas


The Texas A&M University System (System), Texas A&M University (University), and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) are seeking a visionary leader to serve as Vice Chancellor for Engineering, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Director of TEES. This multi-faceted role provides academic, operational, and strategic leadership for engineering at the campus, system, and state agency levels.

The Vice Chancellor for Engineering is the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas A&M System's Engineering Program, which includes TEES, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and Texas A&M’s College of Engineering. This role reports to the System Chancellor in matters relating to research and service agencies and to the University President through the Provost in matters relating to the College of Engineering. This position is responsible for management, planning, resource and personnel development, and external relations for TEES, TEEX, TTI, and TAMU's College of Engineering. The position recommends the appointment, reappointment, or reassignment of the Directors and Associate Directors of the engineering agencies and services as well as the department heads of the College of Engineering. In addition, this position acts for and represents the Chancellor in matters relating to the Engineering Program and is responsible for coordinating and developing mutually supportive relationships among the parts of the Engineering Program and with other relevant academic and research institutions within and outside the State.

The Vice Chancellor and Dean administer funds of approximately $557M per year; the College of Engineering has an annual budget of approximately $170M with over 1,000 employees, and the combined agencies have an annual budget of approximately $387M with over 3,000 employees and facilities throughout the state. The Vice Chancellor and Dean will have excellent administrative support across the state to assist with accomplishing the demands of the position.

They will have the vision, skills, and experience to lead complex organizations and to develop and enhance the academic, research, technology, service, and extension missions of these organizations to better serve the State of Texas and the nation as a leading land-grant university in the United States. They will lead strategy and carry on a successful vision that has yielded notable achievements, including: significant enrollment growth (now numbering over 23,000 engineering students), a rise in national rankings (the College is ranked among the top 10 engineering programs nationally), increased collaboration with industry, and deeper ties with national labs, agencies, and other stakeholders in the national research and development infrastructure (the institution has a significant research profile with the College ranking 3rd nationally in research expenditures among colleges of engineering, and the University as a whole ranking in the top 20 nationally with $1.147 billion of research expenditures in FY 21).

They will embrace big ideas, support innovative teaching and training that pushes the boundaries of traditional academic models and inspire the next generation of engineers through a rigorous curriculum that integrates theory-based learning and research with hands-on application. To succeed in this role, they must embody the Aggie Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect and Selfless Service. They must also have the ability to build bridges and engage stakeholders with various viewpoints in order to form strong, lasting, and supportive partnerships.

Texas A&M University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document.

All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resume and letters of interest responding to the requirements outlined in the position profile) should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website: 

Andrew Lee, Managing Partner
Raul Bernal, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of application is required.

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