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Professor & Chair

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

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Education, Educational Administration & Leadership
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
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Position Number:


Working Title:

Professor & Chair

Classification Title:

Department Chair/ Director


College of Engineering (Col)


Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management (ETCM)

Position Designation:


Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

Months per year:


Primary Purpose of Department:

The Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management (ETCM) serves the citizens and industries of North Carolina and supports the global workforce of the 21st century by supplying highly competent, technically capable graduates. We provide access and educational opportunities to the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The Williams States Lee College of Engineering has approximately 3,500 students in five departments. Research awards in COE represent nearly a third of the university total. The College of Engineering prides itself on its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and is home to several interdisciplinary research centers.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

Responsible for the daily operation of the department and the department programs. The Department Chair/ Director will promote excellence in department programs within the University. Chair/ Director responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short-term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management (ETCM) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks an experienced, dynamic candidate who can lead the Department’s pursuit of excellence in research and teaching through continued recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse faculty and staff. Candidates should be able to communicate a clear vision for advancing engineering education and for department leadership that fosters strong partnerships with academia, government, industry, and alumni. The ideal candidate will have experience leading faculty and staff in a collaborative manner, including a demonstrated commitment to faculty and staff shared governance, transparency, and ability to build consensus and promote collegiality. The Department places high emphasis on applied research and partnerships with industry in the Southeastern US and beyond.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Chair will collaboratively lead and grow departmental academic, research, and outreach activities in the context of the Department’s, College’s, and University’s vision and strategic plan. The responsibilities of the department chairperson can be divided into four primary areas: Personnel, Student & Alumni Affairs, Budget & Planning, and Administration & Service. The Chair will support the Department’s mission in a variety of ways, including: - conducting short-term / operational planning and execution;- mentoring, supervising, and supporting faculty and staff members;- supporting faculty research efforts and initiatives by fostering interdisciplinary and industry collaborations and providing resources;- securing external and internal funding;- improving curriculum design, including accreditation planning and review preparation;- supporting diversity initiatives;- carrying out long-term strategic collaborative planning efforts, including coordinating and engaging with the Department and College Advisory Boards;- performing research and dissemination of scholarly work in relevant field(s) of expertise; and- teaching courses in related areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Chair supports the College and University missions by conducting services to the public and profession, and by participating in other Department and University activities.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

This tenured position is open to applicants with credentials and experience commensurate with a full professor. Candidates should have 1) a proven academic record of scholarly accomplishment, teaching, and administrative leadership in engineering, engineering technology, construction management/engineering or a related field; 2) demonstrated an ability to work across disciplines and lead a growing, diverse department dedicated to teaching and research excellence; 3) demonstrated the ability to collaborate and build working partnerships nationally and internationally; and, 4) the ability to lead the Department as outlined in the essential job duties.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications:

(Are any certifications or Licenses required for this position?)

Special Notes to Applicants:

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applications must be submitted online at The application package should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed CV, (3) names and contact information of at least three references, and (4) a two-page statement summarizing the candidate’s approach to academic leadership and their vision and goals for ETCM education and research at UNC Charlotte. Candidates can receive more information and submit applications electronically at (position no. 004544). Address inquiries to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit supplemental materials as part of the tenure review process. The position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply by March 31, 2022

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About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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