Dean for Swanson School of Engineering Search

The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for the U.S. Steel Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering. All interested parties are invited to review the information below.

Position Description and Application Procedure

Please see the position description for an explanation of the opportunity.

Application materials, as described in the position description, should be sent electronically via email to the University’s consultant for this search, Dr. Jonathan Fortescue of Park Square Executive Search, at

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by January 22, 2024.

Search Committee

Adam Leibovich (Co-Chair)
Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies

Stephen Wisniewski (Co-Chair)
Vice Provost for Budget and Analytics

Allison Brunswick  
Engineering Student Council President 

Samuel J. Dickerson
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Robert Enick 
Covestro Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Bistra Iordanova  
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering 

TK Kozai 
Ernest E. Roth Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Robbi Luxbacher
Retired Global Vice President, ExxonMobil; Trustee, University of Pittsburgh 

Lisa Maillart 
Professor and Interim Department Chair of Industrial Engineering

Mike McConegly  
Department Administrator  

Irene B. Mena 
Director, First-Year Engineering Program; Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science 

Alireza Mohammadzadeh 
Graduate Student Representative, PhD student of Bioengineering

Carla Ng 
Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Bryan Salesky
CEO, Stack AV; Trustee, University of Pittsburgh 

Initial Input

At the beginning of the search, the search committee held open forum meetings to allow members of the community an opportunity to share input regarding the next dean and also received feedback via a community survey. The committee appreciates the community’s input.