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The University of Utah is looking for a new Dean of the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering

Position Overview

A new search committee has been named to find the next dean of the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering. AGB Search has been contracted to facilitate the process, including gathering input from the community on the most important credentials and skills the new dean should possess. We welcome your comments through the survey link below.


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Search Timeline

July and August: Listening sessions

Week of August 28: Search committee kick-off

End of September: Position profile and ads posted

October through Mid-November: Candidate recruitment

November 10: Application target date for best consideration

Early December: Semifinalist interviews

Mid- to late January 2024: Finalist interviews (on campus)

Late February 2024: Search conclusion and announcement of appointment

July 2024: Anticipated start date


Read the search announcement on @theU.

Search Committee

Dean of the College of Science and Acting Dean, College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Peter Trapa, Co-chair
Associate Dean, John and Marcia Price College of Engineering
Kevin Whitty, Co-chair
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Dmitry Bedrov
Professor/Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
Darrel Brodke
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Brittany Coats
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Jerome Davies
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Faculty Director of EGI
Milind Deo
Professor/Director, Kahlert School of Computing
Mary Hall
Administrative Director, John and Marcia Price College of Engineering
Monica Heaton
Associate Vice President for Research
Jakob Jensen
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hanseup Kim
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Jessica Kramer
Chair of National Advisory Council
John LaLonde
Director SCI
Manish Parashar
Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation
Mark Paul
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Christine Pomeroy

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