Search Announcement: Dean of the College of Engineering - 2018

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering at Berkeley.  The Dean is responsible for the administration of the College, reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.  The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

The College of Engineeringhas 240 regular faculty members, 2,149 graduate students, and 3,452 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments:  Bioengineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Nuclear Engineering.  The College and its academic programs are ranked among the very best in the nation.  Research expenditures, amounting to nearly 25% of the campus total, are administered separately by the Engineering Research Support Organization.  The multi-unit Dean’s Office provides administrative, development, and student services.  COE occupies ten buildings on the Berkeley campus and has extensive facilities at Richmond Field Station.  Operating expenditures for the College as a whole exceed $270 million annually.  Several Associate and Assistant Deans participate with the Dean in the administration of the College.

The search for a Dean will be confined to tenured faculty members within the Berkeley campus.  The Dean’s primary responsibility is to provide the vision and leadership to maintain and enhance the exceptional stature and impact of the College. The successful candidate will have:  (1) a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service to the engineering profession; (2) a record of sound administrative accomplishment; (3) a commitment and ability to represent and promote the broad array of disciplines, programs and cross disciplinary research in the College both within and outside the University; (4) an ability to initiate and develop relationships between the College and key supporters including alumni, industry, and others; demonstrated competence in fundraising from private individuals, government agencies and/or organizations for the advancement of College programs; and (5) an openness toward collaboration across the campus, as well as nationally and internationally, to support the missionof the College and the campus priority ofequity and inclusion

Candidates should apply with a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae.  Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are encouraged to nominate tenured faculty as candidates.  Nominations are due by January 31st.  Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Please send these materials to:

Chair, College of Engineering Dean Search Committee
Office of the Vice Provost for the Faculty
Electronic submissions should be sent to:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position is a sensitive position and is subject to a criminal background check. Questions may be referred to Carolyn Capps at (510) 642-6474 or

Dean of the College of Engineering Search Committee Roster 2017-18

Douglas Clark, Dean, College of Chemistry (Chair)

Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Inc., and Board Chair, College of Engineering

Paul Gray, EVCP Emeritus, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Julie Hooper, Vice Chancellor, University Development & Alumni Relations

Severin Borenstein, Professor, Haas School of Business

Xin Guo, Professor, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Amy Herr, Professor, Bioengineering

Anthony Joseph, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Andrew Minor, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Kara Nelson, Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion, College of Engineering and Professsor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Per Peterson, Professor, Nuclear Engineering

Lisa Pruitt, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dat Le, Assistant Dean, Administration & Finance, College of Engineering

Hector Neira, Graduate Student, Ph.D candidate, Bioengineering