School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
Arizona State University seeks a visionary leader to serve as director of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, one of the largest of the six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
The School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (http://cidse.engineering.asu.edu) has more than 65 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 3000 undergraduate students and 1200 graduate students across two campuses. The faculty includes over a dozen young investigator or CAREER winners as well as 10 fellows of societies and institutes. More than 10 major research centers are led by faculty in the school and its faculty members are responsible for nearly $16,000,000 in annual research expenditures and over $100,000,000 in proposals. The university continues to make large investments in the school, resulting in more than 20 faculty hires in the last 5 years, and the school is aggressively recruiting new faculty and experiencing strong student demand for all of its programs.
The next director has an unparalleled opportunity to grow and transform the school, leveraging the energy, ingenuity, and knowledge of our faculty, students, and partners, and our highly ranked Computer Science and Industrial Engineering programs and our more newly established programs in Computer Engineering, Informatics, Software Engineering, and Engineering Management.
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering include nearly 20,000 students and over 330 faculty members who conduct nearly $100 million in research, spanning a broad range of engineering, construction, and technology fields. The schools’ educational programs emphasize problem solving, entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary interactions, social context, and connections. Arizona State University includes more than 95,000 students and 1600 tenured or tenure-track faculty on multiple campuses in metropolitan Phoenix as well as online.
The director of the school reports to the Dean of Fulton Schools of Engineering, Dr. Kyle Squires, and is the academic and administrative leader of the school. The director is responsible for the advancement of the school including academic program innovation and student success, faculty hiring and development, research program growth and impact, connections with community organizations and industry, and resource generation and strategic planning. The school director is part of the leadership team of the Fulton Schools, which includes the five other school directors, vice deans, and the dean of engineering.
The successful candidate should have a proven record of teaching and research and should have demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and innovation. Successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, industrial engineering, or a doctoral degree in a related field and be eligible to be appointed as a tenured full professor in the school. We seek candidates who will take an active role in development, will collaborate with directors and deans of the other schools and colleges to drive interdisciplinary efforts, will promote diversity among our faculty, students, and staff, and will support and promulgate the collegial and collaborative approach of the Fulton Schools.
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We welcome applications, nominations and expressions of interest. Applications should include a CV and cover letter describing professional background, qualifications, and vision for the school and should be sent via email (CIDSE-Director-Search@wittkieffer.com) to the Witt/Kieffer executive search team that is assisting the school’s recruitment committee, chaired by Dr. K. Selcuk Candan.
Preference will be given to applications received by September 30, 2016. Review of applications will be conducted weekly thereafter. The position will remain open until the search is closed, but candidate materials should be received as soon as possible given the importance of this leadership role. The search will be conducted in confidence until finalists are invited for campus visits at which time professional references will be contacted.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and the Title IX statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.