Chair, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Birmingham, Alabama (US)
- Closing date
- Nov 6, 2022
- Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering
- Position Type
- Chair / Dean
- Organization Type
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Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham
The School of Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an ambitious leader and outstanding researcher, teacher, and scholar to serve as tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). This is an exciting opportunity to significantly grow the department in the coming years and increase its research productivity while maintaining already strong relationships with industry in Birmingham – a metro area of 1.1 million and a regional construction hub. Candidates must possess a doctorate in Civil, Construction or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Preferred qualifications include demonstrable leadership experience and professional licensure.
The Chair will join a department of 11 faculty, 150 undergraduate majors, and 35 full-time graduate students. With ample resources from strong enrollment in our successful online master’s programs, the Chair will have the opportunity to make multiple faculty hires in the coming years. CCEE enjoys strong relationships with industry and an outstanding track record of educating students for careers in the engineering and construction industries. The department’s context within a university that ranks No. 32 in the nation among federal research funding offers excellent opportunities for collaboration with units across UAB, including a top School of Public Health with a Department of Environmental Health Sciences, the Materials Processing and Applications Development Center (MPAD), and the Heersink School of Medicine. Outside the university, CCEE faculty enjoy ongoing collaborations with state and local departments of transportation, local governments and planning agencies, and industry partners that include utilities, construction companies, manufacturers, and design firms. The School of Engineering is in the process of establishing an endowed professorship to be held by the Chair and will be moving into a new state-of-the-art building in 2025.
UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university and academic health center with more than 22,000 students and 2,400 full-time faculty members. The University has made great advances across several metrics in recent years, including enrollment, student academic quality, and research productivity. Driven by a collaborative and entrepreneurial character, UAB is Alabama’s economic and research engine and the top provider of healthcare to Alabamans. In 2021, Forbes named UAB the No. 1 best large employer in the nation and No. 4 for diversity. UAB was ranked the top young university in the nation and 10th world-wide in 2019 in the Times Higher Education rankings.
The next Chair will strategically pursue opportunities for growth in areas where the department can be world class, leveraging existing strengths and exciting opportunities for future directions provided by UAB and Birmingham. They will articulate an exciting vision for leading and building innovative programs and expanding research through strategic faculty hires, drawing upon the strengths of the CCEE Department and collaborations with other units across the School and University.
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be submitted in strict confidence via Isaacson, Miller’s website.
Greg Esposito, Partner
Afi Tettey-Fio, Senior Associate
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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