Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, The Grainger College of Engineering
United States


Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning

The Grainger College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applications for the position of Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning.  This position reports to the Dean of Engineering and is part of the Dean’s leadership team with overall responsibility for the oversight, planning, management, and safety of the College’s space and physical infrastructure.

Specific duties and responsibilities of the Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning include:

  • Serve as a member of the College's executive leadership team, representing the Dean in matters pertinent to College's facilities and physical infrastructure
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of a management and stewarding policy for the College's physical infrastructure
  • Responsible for the development of space and infrastructure priorities for the College, and advocating these priorities with College faculty and College and Campus leadership
  • Lead the development of a master plan for the College's facilities and physical infrastructure
  • Serve as the College's liaison with the Office of the Provost (Capital Planning), Facilities and Services, Division of Research Safety, and other relevant campus offices as needed
  • Represent the College on campus-wide committees concerned with facilities and infrastructure policy development, administration, and planning
  • Provide supervision and administrative leadership for the management of fiscal and human resources of facility and safety personnel in the College, including setting direction and priorities, conducting annual evaluations, and ensuring overall compliance with college facilities, capital projects, and safety policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Eligible candidates for the Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning position must hold a tenured faculty position in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.  They must have experience and a proven record of successful engagement and interaction with College and Campus administration, faculty, staff, and students on matters related to space, physical infrastructure, facilities, and safety.  Strong administrative, communication, and team building skills are required. 

This appointment carries a 12-month administrative stipend for up to half-time (50%) effort that is accompanied by the full-time, tenured faculty appointment.  To apply for this position, candidates should create a profile at  and submit a cover letter articulating their vision for this position, together with a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references in a single PDF file.  Complete applications should be received by December 2, 2019, for full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The start date is as soon as possible and salary is commensurate with skills and experience.  Please direct questions pertaining to the search or application procedures to Lori Willoughby at or 217-333-3837. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


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