The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (associate dean). As the college’s senior diversity officer, the associate dean will have the opportunity to lead a significant expansion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts at a world-renowned college at the forefront of engineering education and research.
Recognized for the excellence and societal impact of its programs, the College of Engineering consistently ranks as one of the top engineering colleges in the country. It ranks #4 in graduate programs and #6 in undergraduate programs in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings of engineering programs, and the college has been home to over 55 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Approximately 200 faculty and 500 staff members span seven academic departments and four institutes, and the college’s global reach includes degree-granting campuses in Rwanda and Silicon Valley in addition to the main campus in Pittsburgh. With a student enrollment of nearly 4,000, the College of Engineering is the largest of Carnegie Mellon’s schools and colleges. It offers seven undergraduate majors, 27 master’s programs, and eight doctoral programs.
Driven by its distinctive spirit of entrepreneurship and culture of collaboration, the College of Engineering taps into the creativity of faculty to generate ground-breaking ideas at the interface of disciplines. It has pioneered cutting edge research in advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, energy, and cybersecurity, among many other fields. The college attracts an incredibly selective set of students from around the world who are drawn to its commitment to education and its focus on technical skills as well as innovative thinking, leadership skills, and global awareness. The college has prioritized efforts to promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, with notable achievements increasing the representation of women in the student body and faculty and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds, and believes that continued efforts are critical to its ongoing success, relevance, and preeminence in the field.