The University of Pittsburgh invites applications and nominations for the position of U.S. Steel Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering, who will advance the mission and reputation of the School in the United States and around the world. The next Dean will accelerate the Swanson School's prominence in engineering excellence by building on key collaborations with national and global institutions, supporting outstand faculty, staff, and students, and embracing the dynamic growth of industry in Pittsburgh and the region.
The Swanson School of Engineering has 178 full-time faculty, 118 staff, nearly 3,000 undergraduate students, and over 900 graduate students. The School is comprised of six departments: Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. The Departments of Bioengineering and Industrial Engineering are ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News and World Report. The Swanson School is home to innovative programs for faculty, students, and the community, which support its mission to produce highly qualified engineers and useful, creative research and technology through academic excellence. Diversity is ingrained in the very structure of the Swanson School through the Engineering Office of Diversity, established nearly two decades ago. The Associate Dean for Diversity leads efforts to support graduate and undergraduate students within the School, as well as high school students in the greater Pittsburgh area.
The Swanson School excels in basic and applied research and is on the forefront of technology in several important areas, including energy systems, sustainability, biomedical engineering, nano-engineering, computational modeling, advanced manufacturing, and engineering materials development. Research expenditures in FY2016-17 were almost $30.9 million, and over $80 million when including interdisciplinary research. Over the same period, NSF research expenditures were $9.1million and NIH expenditures were $7.8 million.
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.