Engineering Dean Search 2020
The University of Missouri also known as Mizzou and MU, seeks an innovative and collaborative leader to serve as Dean for the College of Engineering. Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Dean for the College of Engineering serves as the academic unit’s chief executive and academic officer, and will work closely with the college’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, business/industry leaders, and the broader university leadership to advance academic and strategic initiatives.
MU is the flagship university of the four campus University of Missouri System. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its graduate, professional and research programs attract an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, Missouri, a place consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities.
The combination of the city’s opportunities for entrepreneurs, including the cost of business, job growth rate and education have ranked the city as fourth on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Several well-known companies also factor into the city’s growing economy, including Carfax, Shelter Insurance and Veteran’s United Home Loans, which were all founded in Columbia and maintain headquarters or facilities in the city. Columbia also is the home base for MFA Oil and Missouri Employers Mutual.
Columbia proves to be less expensive than the national cost of living average, making it easy for students to find safe and comfortable accommodations in any price range. Beyond MU’s residential units, students can find more housing options downtown, in friendly neighborhoods or at apartment communities spread throughout the city. Transportation to campus is available through the public bus system and shuttle services. And with easy access to Kansas City, St. Louis and the state leaders in Jefferson City, travel to and from Columbia is as simple as a drive down the highway.