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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering Search

A national search is under way for the next Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The search committee is chaired by Rob Clark, University provost and senior vice president for research. 

The position serves as the academic and administrative leader for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, one of the University’s principal academic units and home to approximately 370 tenure-track faculty members, 5,400 undergraduates, and 1,200 graduate students. Leading a team of deans responsible for the School of Arts & Sciences, the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and the undergraduate College, the dean oversees budgeting, development and advancement, faculty hiring and retention, and departmental leadership within the unit.

The new dean will succeed Peter Lennie, senior vice president and Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, who will step down in June of 2017 after serving for 11 years. Richard (Rick) Waugh, a biomedical engineer with more than 35 years of academic and leadership appointments at the University, will serve as interim dean.

The committee will be assisted by the firm Park Square Executive Search. The committee invites members of the University community to nominate candidates, both internal and external, to Dr. Jonathan Fortescue of Park Square Executive Search, at Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Jonathan Fortescue, Ph.D., Managing Partner, or Sam Boynton, Senior Associate, Park Square Executive Search, LLC, 125 Sumner Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Nominees will be contacted by members of the Park Square firm.

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