Chair & ProfessorClassification Title:
Department Chair/ DirectorCollege:
College of Engineering (Col)Position Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
11Primary Purpose of Department:
The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to engage students in a teaching and research-intensive environment that supports growth of character, technical skills, critical thinking, and preparation for the profession. Our vision is to be a responsive and supportive community that provides personalized learning and leads premier research while having a positive local-to-global impact. We leverage our urban location in Charlotte to provide students and faculty with unique opportunities in all aspects of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a particular emphasis on energy and sustainability. The William States Lee College of Engineering (COE) has approximately 4,000 students in five departments. Research awards in the 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 CandidatesDescription 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 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) 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 Chair will 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 five primary areas: 1) personnel, 2) student & alumni affairs, 3) budgeting & planning, 4) developing external partnerships and fundraising, and 5) 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 discretionary and operational funding;
- improving curriculum design, including accreditation planning and review preparation;
- supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion 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:
Candidates should have 1) a proven record of scholarly accomplishment, in particular supporting doctoral and post-doctoral research, 2) experience in administrative leadership in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering 3) demonstrated an ability to work across disciplines and lead a growing, diverse department dedicated to teaching and research excellence; 4) demonstrated the ability to collaborate and build working partnerships nationally and internationally, 5) the ability to lead the refinement and implementation of a plan articulating an exciting and strategic vision for the department and, 6) the ability to lead the Department as outlined in the essential job duties.Necessary Licenses/Certifications:
Professional licensure (P.E) in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering is preferred but not required.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.Job Open Date:
This position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply by August 15, 2022.
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, their vision and goals for CEE education and research at UNC Charlotte, and specific examples and/or experience that qualifies them for the position.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.
07/15/2022Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
08/15/2022Proposed Hire Date:
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