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Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6448
Fax: 208-885-6558
provost@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3152
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

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Dean, College of Engineering

University of Idaho One Minute Fly Over

This stunning 60-second aerial highlights some of the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho in the early morning hours on a summer day.

Cradled in the Palouse hills of northern Idaho, Moscow is surrounded by pristine scenery — rolling farmland to the west and the spectacular Idaho wilderness to the east. This friendly and vibrant community is alive with spirit, festivals, museums, fairs, education and recreational opportunities.

About the College of Engineering

For more than 125 years, the College of Engineering has been providing exceptional learning, training and research experiences to students from Idaho and around the world.

At Idaho, we have one of the leading engineering programs in the Northwest. Our Senior Capstone Program has been named one of the top 10 in the nation. Our focus is teaching the fundamentals of engineering and providing hands-on design and research opportunities. We have world-class facilities and professors who are eager to work with students on a wide range of cutting-edge research.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to our students' success.

We have six academic departments in the College of Engineering:

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management

In addition, we offer academic programs in Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls as well as through our distance education program Engineering Outreach.

  • Boise Engineering
  • Computer Science in Coeur d’Alene
  • Idaho Falls Engineering
  • Engineering Outreach

The College of Engineering is home to 1,475 students, 149 faculty, and 176 staff across 9 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs.

The University of Idaho invites applications and nominations for the Dean for the College of Engineering.

The dean has responsibility to oversee and implement policies and priorities of the college and university. The Dean for the College of Engineering leads the college faculty in the development of policies and priorities governing the academic programs of the college. The dean facilitates the appropriate inclusion of faculty, staff, students and stakeholders in the college decision-making processes. The academic programs of the college are directly affected by program planning, definitions of goals and priorities, instructional methods and standards, student advising, mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders, research policies, allocation of resources, fund-raising and the development of professional standards related to the branches of learning for which the college is responsible. The academic programs of the college include undergraduate and graduate instruction, research and creative activity, and outreach services. It is expected that the dean satisfactorily employs strategies to implement objectives and achieve the university’s strategic goals while carrying out the mission of the college.

  • Foster academic and research excellence in the College and each of its units.
  • Strive to increase student retention, improve student success and grow enrollment.
  • Facilitate and nurture synergies, innovations, collaborations and interdisciplinary work among departments and colleges throughout the university, including branch campuses across the state.
  • Lead, manage and mentor College faculty and staff personnel: assign duties, define job responsibilities, supervise activities, promote professional development, constructively lead employee performance improvement changes when needed and actively foster diversity.
  • Successfully manage use and maintenance of financial, facility and equipment resources.
  • Cultivate relationships with alumni, industry and funding agencies to secure monies (e.g., grants, gifts and endowments) to support infrastructure, teaching, scholarship, research and outreach activities of the College.

  • An earned terminal degree from an accredited university in a discipline appropriate to the college.
  • Accomplishments and experience to merit an appointment with tenure and rank of full professor. 
  • Academic leadership experience including personnel management (faculty and staff), resource management (finances, facilities, equipment, etc.) and quality academic programming/delivery.
  • Evidence of original initiatives focused on improving excellence in teaching, research, outreach, mentoring and/or student success.
  • Must become registered as a professional engineer in Idaho within five years of your appointment.

  • Experience with strategic planning and visioning to successfully address change, managing program/professional-level accreditation and program assessment, increasing student enrollment and attracting and retaining a diverse student and employee population.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to develop, maintain and work successfully with faculty, staff, department administrators, peer colleagues, students, alumni, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Experience developing and advancing philanthropic opportunities, economic development, extramurally funded research or other fundraising efforts.
  • Experience working at an R1 research institution and commitment to helping U of I achieve its R1 research goals.

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. The student population numbers more than 12,000, including first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars at locations in Moscow, Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls. As the only institution in the state to be classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as “higher research activity,” University researchers expended over $109 million in expenditures last year.

Consistently recognized as one of the best public colleges in the United States by The Princeton Review, and a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service, the University combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and a focus on helping students succeed and become leaders. Over 2,500 faculty and staff support and guide 120 Bachelor's, 83 Master's and 33 doctoral degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education, Health and Human Sciences; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Natural Resources and Science. Through an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community, the University of Idaho actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body.

The University is a dynamic and integral part of the fabric of Idaho and, as such, plays a key role in the state’s economic development. With extension offices in 42 counties, the University is committed to enhancing the scientific, economic, social, legal and cultural assets of the state and takes pride in a commitment to teaching, research, agriculture, outreach, extension and collaboration. The University provides access to publicly supported medical education through a multi-state partnership with University of Washington’s School of Medicine, and the U of I College of Law is among the nation’s best small state public law schools. Unique academic partnership opportunities are also afforded with other universities and colleges in Idaho, as well as Washington State University, located only 8 miles away in Pullman, Washington.

The residential campus located in Moscow is a place of transformation and lasting traditions. With more than 200 student groups and a vibrant culture, the University is home to the renowned Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, for which U of I became the first public university to receive the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest arts honor. Vandal athletic teams compete in 14 men's and women's NCAA Division I sports. Competing in the Big Sky Conference, the Vandals are reigning conference champions in women’s basketball, women’s golf, men’s golf, women’s soccer and women’s tennis.

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Just minutes away from the forests, rivers, lakes and mountains of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to approximately 25,000 residents, and the urban amenities of the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane metropolitan area are within a 100-mile drive. In addition to art galleries, movie theaters and coffee shops, Moscow offers a large organic and natural foods co-op, Northwest-style pubs and many locally-owned restaurants.

Moscow is known as the “heart of the arts” for its consistent ranking among the top small arts towns in America. The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival brings some of the world’s best jazz artists, along with 20,000 visitors each year. The ARTWALK, Rendezvous in the Park concert series and the Prichard Art Gallery are a few examples of its dedication to the arts. The downtown Farmer’s Market, which runs late spring to early fall, is one of the nation’s longest running and thriving outdoor markets. In 2016 Moscow was named one of the top 50 ‘Best College Towns in America’ by College Rank for its access to outdoor recreation, vibrant downtown and cultural attractions. In 2019 Livability ranked Moscow as the number one city in the U.S. for raising a family for the second year in a row.

Moscow is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so picturesque it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Reflective of these surroundings, the University ranked in the top 30 in the nation as a “great university to hit the books and backcountry” by Outside magazine. Living and learning in Moscow is just minutes from opportunities for hiking, fishing, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, camping and more.

Search Committee

  • Ginger Carney, Dean, College of Science, Committee Chair
  • Mary Stout, Executive Assistant to Provost/EVP
  • Matthew Bernards, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Bobbi Hughes, Executive Director of Advancement
  • Hanna Long, Director of Financial and Administrative Operations
  • Brian Johnson, University Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Emad Kassem, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
  • Michael Maughan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Amin Mirkouei, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management in Idaho Falls
  • Terrance (Terry) Soule, Department Chair and Professor, Computer Science
  • Rich Allen, Academy of Engineers member, Alumnus
  • Sebastian Garcia, Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Eng
  • Jade Williams, Graduate Student, Civil & Environmental Eng

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6448
Fax: 208-885-6558
provost@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3152
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Directions