Search Begins for Inaugural Irving Institute Director

Dartmouth News

November 1, 2016

By Charlotte Albright

The search is underway for the founding director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society.

“We will work hard to find the best leader for the institute.” — Robert Hansen

Committee co-chair Robert Hansen, the Norman W. Martin 1925 Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business, says a newly formed search committee has met and has begun working on the search. They are close to picking a search firm that will help them define the position profile and identify top candidates, he said.

“We’ll be looking for someone with strong academic credentials in the area of energy and society. We’ll be searching globally and are open to all relevant disciplines,” says Hansen. Committee co-chair Jon Kull ’88, dean of the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and the Rodgers Professor of Chemistry, says, “The search firms we have talked with share our optimism in being able to recruit a founding director for the institute who will have exceptional academic credentials and reputation, as well as the desire and ability to build a great institute.”

The other committee members include Lee Lynd, the Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering Design and Charles Sullivan, a professor of engineering at Thayer School of Engineering.

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