Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department Chair - University of Alabama in Huntsville - Huntsville, AL


Title: Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department Chair
About the University: The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), classified as a “high research” active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Engineering, Education, Nursing, Business Administration, Science, and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research. The Huntsville area is also home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, and several federal research facilities, including NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and the Army’s Missile Defense Agency, Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, and Space and Missile Defense Command.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Engineering currently has a research focus that addresses three National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge problems: secure cyberspace; restore and improve urban infrastructure; and engineer tools of scientific discovery. In addition, COE has made recent investments in energy storage and systems engineering. The College of Engineering and the CEE department are expected to play an important role in several UAH research thrust areas including earth, atmospheric, and space systems. Roughly 33% of UAH’s undergraduate students are enrolled in the College’s eight ABET-accredited programs in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and systems, mechanical, and optical engineering.
About the Department: The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is a relatively small department in the College of Engineering. It has three tenured and tenure track faculty, one clinical faculty member, and one full-time lecturer. UAH-CEE research strengths include: transportation, traffic modeling, urban planning, structural engineering and hazard mitigation, steel and self-centering structures, advanced infrastructure materials, advanced water/wastewater treatment, water reuse, decentralized treatment, and non-point source pollution control. The department possesses laboratories and combined research/instructional facilities in the areas of transportation, structures, and water treatment, which includes ~ 6000 square feet of high-bay space housing CE materials, structural hazard mitigation, and hydraulics laboratories; four environmental and water quality laboratories, one transportation and GIS laboratory, and one geotechnical laboratory; and a Real Time Instruction for Driver Education (RIDE) facility. The CEE Department offers the BS (ABET accredited) and MSE degree programs in Civil Engineering, and participates in a joint PhD degree program in Civil Engineering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Nine UAB members of the civil engineering faculty serve as adjunct faculty at UAH and serve on Civil Engineering PhD dissertation committees. Currently, the CEE department has about 151 undergraduate and 24 graduate students.
Application Deadline: Preference will be given to applications submitted before December 1, 2016. However, the position will remain open until filled.
Application Procedure: Please submit applications electronically to Complete applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a position statement highlighting the applicant’s qualifications for the position (including a vision statement of anticipated department leadership), and the contact information for at least three professional references.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Job Description/Requirements: PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field, with a strong record of teaching, research (including significant external funding and refereed publications), and service leadership. In addition to a record of scholarly accomplishments, the successful candidate must possess: academic and professional credentials to warrant appointment as a tenured professor in the department; effective management and interpersonal skills; a commitment to all aspects of civil and environmental engineering education; and a willingness to advance the strategic plan of the College and the campus at large. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College, and is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets in the department.
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