Dean of the College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences
WittKieffer is proud to be supporting The University at Albany
(UAlbany) in its search for the next dean for the College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). Strategically located in
the state capital of New York, UAlbany is an internationally
recognized Carnegie R1 public institution with a diverse population
of more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than
50 majors and more than 150 graduate degree programs. As one of the
newer colleges at UAlbany, CEAS offers an outstanding education in
an expanding range of the engineering sciences. CEAS is a
research-intensive college in the tradition of the best
high-caliber public programs in the country. The cornerstone of the
college is the Department of Computer Science with a record of
achievement going back decades to its founding in 1967.
Additionally, the program in Electrical and Computer Engineering
was established in 2016 and the program in Environmental and
Sustainable Engineering, unique in the nation, was launched in
2019. Programs in several other engineering disciplines are also
currently in development.
The Dean of CEAS is the chief academic and administrative
officer of the college and reports to the Provost and Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs. The dean is responsible for leading
CEAS in all aspects of its research, teaching and service mission,
and for fund-raising to support that mission. To head these diverse
efforts, the university is seeking an accomplished academic and
administrative leader who has the experience, energy and
entrepreneurial talent to meet the college's long-term objectives.
The next dean should be eager and prepared to further develop the
assets of CEAS into a coherent enterprise that advances and
transmits knowledge and inspires a diverse generation of students
to pursue careers not only in engineering and applied sciences, but
also careers and/or postgraduate studies in fields as varied as
medicine, law, finance, management, and more.
The ideal next Dean of UAlbany’s CEAS will possess a number of
qualities and qualifications. The successful candidate will present
an established record of scholarship along with the demonstrated
ability to lead the growth and continuing development of CEAS. The
successful candidate also will understand the academic culture and
ethos of a diverse public research university and will possess the
appetite and skills to develop financial and human resources. Such
a candidate will have the collaborative leadership capability to
build productive partnerships within and beyond the UAlbany
university setting. Above all, the next Dean of CEAS must have a
commitment to students and a passion for the educational enterprise
that constitutes the core mission of the University at Albany.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume
and a letter of interest addressing the themes in leadership
profile found at
WittKieffer is assisting University at Albany in this search.
For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received
by April 29, 2022. Application materials should be
submitted using WittKieffer's candidate
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Greg Duyck and
Randi Miller at UAlbanyCEASDean@wittkieffer.com.
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