Brown University engineering school begins search to fill four professor jobs
The Brown Daily Herald
November 13, 2010
The School of Engineering is implementing a major hiring initiative to find four faculty members and a founding dean.
The initiative is the first step in expanding and strengthening the engineering school, which was elevated from "division" status over the summer, said Rodney Clifton, dean of engineering.
The positions became available when three engineering faculty members retired and one resigned, Clifton said, but the four openings are not restricted to the areas of engineering that those faculty members belonged to. Instead, the school is expanding the search process to all areas of engineering, such as biomedical, computer, materials science and entrepreneurship.
"It gives you the chance to get truly outstanding candidates," Clifton said.
For Iris Bahar, associate professor of engineering and head of the computer engineering search committee, the "important thing is to find a candidate who can expand our existing strengths."
There is a general search committee for the faculty positions as well as separate search committees for seven different areas of engineering, Clifton said.