Office of the Provost

Swanson School of Engineering Dean Search

Following the announcement that Dr. Gerald Holder will step down as U.S. Steel Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering, the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for a new Dean.  All interested parties are invited to review the information below.

Position Specification

Please review the Position Specification for the Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering.

Nomination and Application Process

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Pitt.Swanson@russellreynolds.com.

All materials and inquiries will be held in strict confidence until the final stages of the search, at which time the express permission of the finalists will be obtained before making their candidacies public. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Search Committee:

Stephen Wisniewski (Chair) 
Vice Provost for Data and Information

Eric J. Beckman
Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Harvey S. Borovetz
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering; Robert L Hardesty Professor of Surgery

Karen M. Bursic
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Industrial Engineering

Jack Fried
Engineering undergraduate student

Susan Fullerton
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Alan D. George, Ph.D., FIEEE
Chair and Mickle Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeen-Shang Lin
Associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Robbi Luxbacher
Retired Global Vice President, ExxonMobil
University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees 
Chair, Swanson School of Engineering Board of Visitors

Anne Robertson
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science; Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence

Erica Stevens
PhD Student, Materials Science and Engineering

Brian A. Vidic
Executive Director, Research Operations & Business Engagement

Open Forum:

The committee will hold an open forum meeting to allow members of the Pitt community to provide input into the search process. The open forum will take place on Friday, September 15, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the the O'Hara Student Center Dining Room (on the first floor).

Community Survey:

The committee invites Pitt community members and friends to share thoughts and feedback regarding the next Dean through a Community Survey.

If you have general questions regarding the search, please contact SSOEDeanSearch@pitt.edu. Additional information about the application process will be provided as it is available.