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Dean, college of engineering SEARCH 

The University of South Florida (USF) invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest and applications for the position of Dean, College of Engineering. The university seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader and scholar who will build upon the existing strengths of the faculty and the untapped potential of the college further to advance the University toward becoming a Top-25 public research university. 

Established in 1964, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #56 among public institutions (#85 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 engineering graduate school rankings.

The college serves more than 7,500 students, offering 11 bachelor’s programs, nine of which are ABET-accredited, as well as 13 master’s and eight doctoral degrees.

The college is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $42.9 million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

The college has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.

College Mission
The mission of the USF College of Engineering is to have profound positive impact on lives around the world through steadfast pursuit of world-class research, education and innovation.

We aspire to be at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, cultivating knowledgeable, passionate engineers who are dedicated to need-based solutions to the world's most complex problems.

We share a culture of excellence, characterized by an emphasis on students, research, innovation, partnership, inclusivity, agility, and the future. We welcome you to join us through scholarship, professorship, or partnership.

Position details and qualification coming soon!

Search Advisory Committee

Bernard Batson, Associate Dean for Access & Engineering Workforce Development
Tiffany Chenneville, Professor, Marie E. and E. Leslie Cole Endowed Chair in Ethics, College of Arts and Sciences, USF St. Petersburg campus
Julius Davis, President and CEO of VoltAir, Inc.
Cindy DeLuca, Vice President for Student Success
Rajiv Dubey, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Eric Eisenberg, Senior Vice President for University-Community Partnerships
Sarina Ergas, Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Robert Frisina, Distinguished University Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Medical Engineering
Yogi Goswami, Distinguished University Professor of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering
Paul Kirchman, Campus Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, USF Sarasota-Manatee campus
Mingyang Li, Associate Professor Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Pritish Mukherjee, Vice Provost for Strategy, Institutional Excellence & Faculty Success
David Simmons, Associate Professor of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering
Sylvia Thomas, Vice President of Research & Innovation, President & CEO of the USF Research Foundation Inc.
Jing Wang, Professor and Co-Director of Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems (WAMI Center)

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings will be posted here once they are scheduled. All search committee meetings will be open to the public.

Meeting Date & Time Location

Related Documents

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  • Dean, College of Engineering  job description, submission packet, and timeline
  • The Office of General Counsels open meeting and public records compliance overview


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