Endowed Chair: Construction Engineering and Management

San Diego, California
Aug 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications and nominations for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Paul S. Roel Chair in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) beginning August 2018. The successful applicant will lead the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program at SDSU. This program is supported by an endowment established by a generous gift from Jane E. and Jack R. Filanc. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Engineering, Construction, or related fields; experience in Construction Engineering and Management, commitment to scholarship and research, demonstrated strong leadership ability, excellent management skills, and ability to maintain and expand SDSU’s vital relations with the local Construction industry.

The successful applicant will have the responsibility of developing a new undergraduate degree program in Construction Management, and managing existing undergraduate and graduate programs in Construction Engineering. Duties will include leading the CEM area, developing and teaching CEM undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing and developing a successful, well-focused research program, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, interacting with the construction and engineering community, and recruiting CEM faculty. 

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering has fourteen (14) faculty members with specialties in construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. The Department offers B.S. degrees in civil, environmental, and construction engineering, an M.S. degree, and a joint Ph.D. degree with the University of California at San Diego. Additional information is available at http://ccee.sdsu.edu. SDSU may be visited at http://www.sdsu.edu. With more than 33,000 students, San Diego State University is the largest campus of the 23-campus California State University. SDSU ranks No. 6 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, is recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution, and is one of the top U.S. universities in economic diversity. Known for its ideal climate, San Diego is an excellent place to live and work.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is especially seeking applicants who (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in engineering, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of how to achieve scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group, (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Candidates who meet two or more of these criteria will be given special consideration. Please, indicate clearly in your application how those criteria were met in your case.

For more information about the department and college, please visit:

ccee.sdsu.edu    www.engineering.sdsu.edu      

Applicants must apply via INTERFOLIO at https://apply.interfolio.com/43960. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.