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Dean, School of Engineering

Tufts University
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tufts University – Dean, School of Engineering

The Tufts School of Engineering seeks a dynamic new Dean who will bring together vision, leadership, and innovation to advance the School’s research, educational, and entrepreneurship programs and create real-world impact.

Candidates should be excited about thriving in the School of Engineering’s environment which prides itself on strong, positive interpersonal connections; an equal dedication to pathbreaking research and outstanding teaching for both undergraduate and graduate programs; and a strong focus on translational entrepreneurship. Candidates should also have commitment to and strategy for governing at an institution that is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity.

The ideal candidate will be expected to be someone with a proven record of positive transformational change in fields of engineering and technology. The Provost and the Search Committee will assign priority to those who have established a record of being a highly strategic, results-focused leader, with experience working effectively with a faculty who wish to pursue an ambitious agenda for increased academic excellence, stature, rankings, and extramural research funding. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership skills, with a track record building relationships, communicating, and interacting effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at all levels. Candidates with records of academic innovation and entrepreneurship are especially welcome.

Additional information about the School of Engineering and the dean’s role can be found in the formal Position Specification available here: 

Tufts University and the Search Advisory Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Engineering. Interested, qualified individuals should provide a copy of their curriculum vitae along with a bullet-point summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held. Tufts has retained Ilene H. Nagel, Steven R. Lerman, and Charles E. Kaler of Education Executives to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via email to:

Ilene H. Nagel, Steven R. Lerman, and Charles E. Kaler
Education Executives, LLC 

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement at 


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