Department Head and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 21, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
Position Type
Chair / Dean
Contract Type
Organization Type

The Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is one of ten academic departments in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and is ranked as a top ten department (US News & World Report). CEE has a long and distinguished tradition in education and research, and today its 25 core faculty continue to address the most important and challenging issues at the forefront of science and technology. As a highly interdisciplinary department, several of our faculty share joint appointments in Engineering and Public Policy, Architecture, and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. The student body includes over 90 undergraduates (sophomore - senior), over 140 Masters, and over 75 PhD students. Current research foci include advanced infrastructure systems; environmental engineering, sustainability, and science; and mechanics, materials, and computing.

An accomplished academic leader is sought to provide strategic vision leadership and outstanding operational management, to oversee world-class research and educational programs, and to guide the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to the highest level of accomplishment and impact. The Department Head will maintain and strengthen the culture of innovation in education and research; expand the reputation of the department; lead the department in strategic planning; empower a diverse community of socially conscious problem solvers to lead the world to a sustainable, resilient, equitable, and inclusive future; demonstrate a commitment to high-quality administration; and empower students with flexible, interdisciplinary, practice-oriented and applied education in a mutually supportive and collaborative environment.

Individuals with expertise across a wide range of areas related to Civil and Environmental Engineering will be considered. Applicants must have earned a PhD in a field of engineering or science closely related to the disciplinary expertise of the department. An internationally recognized record of research, education, mentorship and leadership are essential. Applicants must be qualified for an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.

Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2022. E-mail inquiries concerning this position may be sent to the Search Committee at

Interested candidates should submit applications electronically, including a cover letter that describes leadership experience and a vision addressing the future of Civil and Environmental Engineering (US and global). This application should also include a curriculum vitae and three statements: a statement of research experience and interests; a statement of teaching experience and interests; and a statement describing how the candidate has contributed to, and plans to contribute to, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The search committee will solicit names of references and their contact information only for a subset of applicants after the initial review. Applicants will be notified in advance before letters are requested.

Carnegie Mellon is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

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