University of North Carolina at Charlotte — Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to a visionary leader who has the highest commitment to academic and scholarly standards and who is an accomplished leader in a field represented in the College. The Dean will have primary responsibility for the College’s mission and outcomes including its programmatic, financial, and management operations that support the College’s strategic goals.

About the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI): UNC Charlotte is one of the most rapidly growing universities in the country and the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) plays a critical role through its continued growth in enrollment, program quality, and research excellence. CCI is comprised of three departments: Computer Science, Software and Information Systems, and Bioinformatics and Genomics, and is also the administrative home to the university-wide School of Data Science. CCI is the university leader in external funding per faculty member and has the University’s largest M.S. and Ph.D. programs. CCI offers the largest, most diverse, and comprehensive computing program in North Carolina, and is one of the 20 largest in the nation. In addition to being the largest and fastest-growing computing college in the Carolinas, CCI is also the number-one producer of Black, Hispanic, and female computer science graduates. Between 2017-21, CCI’s female enrollment increased by 53%. The college has over 120 faculty and staff and over 3,800 students at bachelor, master’s, and doctoral levels. In the last ten years, CCI’s enrollment has nearly tripled, and the awarding of undergraduate degrees has increased by 720%. CCI has a nationally competitive research program with a rich set of research projects ranging from fundamental discovery to society and industry driven innovations. The major research centers and clusters of topics in CCI include large-scale data visualization and analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber-security and privacy, human-centric computing, computer science education innovation, bioinformatics, and genomics. CCI has over 200 researchers including faculty, doctoral students, and postdoctoral research associates with a competitive track record of peer-reviewed research publications. Between 2018-2021, CCI averaged 59.25 awards and $11.65M in funding, annually. CCI is also a national leader in integrating computing education with diversity and leadership development. Additional information can be found online at www.cci.charlotte.edu. 

About the University of North Carolina at Charlotte: UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university located in one of America’s fastest growing and most diverse cities. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and impactful community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte is committed to working collaboratively with community partners to address the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region in line with the community’s focus on racial equity and economic mobility. UNC Charlotte enrolls more than 30,000 students and is the only doctoral-granting research institution in a vibrant region of over 2.3 million people. UNC Charlotte is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and was recently named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Additional information can be found online at https://www.charlotte.edu/. 

How to Inquire, Nominate, and Apply: Please send all applications (CV and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to Dr. Josh Ward, Principal, at Korn Ferry (Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com). For priority consideration, please apply by August 1, 2022. 

As an EOE/AA employer and ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

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