Dean-College of Engineering

UC Davis has launched a nationwide recruitment for Dean-College of Engineering.

The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Engineering, with responsibility for the academic and outreach leadership of the college and the management of its resources, including faculty and staff, physical facilities and budget. The dean participates in campuswide policy development and oversees cutting-edge research and top-ranked education programs addressing critical issues related to advancing engineering knowledge.

The college organizational structure includes:

  • Eight academic departments offering undergraduate and graduate education in the fundamentals of their disciplines: Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • 225 faculty, 1,200 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.

The dean is responsible for faculty leadership, financial and resource management, curriculum and course staffing, and strategic planning.

The College of Engineering offers 12 majors: Aerospace Science and Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering (all but Environmental Engineering are ABET-accredited). The college also offers a number of minors.

The recruitment advisory committee is led by chair by Rao Unnava, dean, Graduate School of Management; and co-chair Cristina Davis, professor and chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The committee also includes other academic administrators, faculty members, representatives from the Associated Students of the University of California, Davis, and the Graduate Student Association, as well as representatives from Staff Assembly. The complete roster is available as a PDF in the Documents section, below.

The national search firm Isaacson, Miller is assisting the recruitment advisory committee in identifying potential candidates for this critical position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy is available online.

See the documents section below for the recruitment advisory committee roster.