Chair of Department Civil and Architectural Engineering

University of Miami College of Engineering
Coral Gables, Florida
Questions: contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Qingda Yang (
Closing date
Feb 20, 2023

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The College of Engineering (CoE, at the University of Miami invites nominations and applications for the Chair of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering (CAE, The position will offer opportunities to advance the three Department cluster areas (Structures, Materials, and Building Environmental Systems), as well as university-wide initiatives, such as the Frost Institute of Chemical and Molecular Sciences and the Climate Resilience Academy, in collaboration with other academic units like the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric & Earth Science, the Miller School of Medicine, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Moreover, the University of Miami’s College of Engineering has embarked on a series of strategic initiatives related to the University’s Roadmap to the Next Century. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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The successful candidate will be tenured in the College of Engineering. The search is open to candidates with expertise in any of the areas of Civil and Architecture Engineering or closely related areas. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a relevant engineering or science discipline with a track-record of significant accomplishments in research and teaching at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment to the rank of Full Professor with tenure. We are seeking an individual with excellent interpersonal skills, who can provide leadership toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and capable of executing upon a clear organizational vision that will lead and grow the Department's research and educational mission to a new height in alignment with the mission and vision of the College of Engineering.

The University of Miami is among the top tier higher education institutions in the U.S., known for its academic excellence and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common mission of transforming lives through education, research, innovation, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes to making the U a great place to work. We are located in the beautiful city of Coral Gables – a picturesque oasis in the heart of Miami-Dade County, with one of the largest and most pivotal coastal areas across the globe. Miami is now the eighth largest metro area in the United States and Florida is the third largest state. Thanks to zero state income taxes, cultural diversity, a tradition of entrepreneurship and a fine climate, Miami is attracting a massive influx of wealth and talent from around the world. Miami aims to become a leading global technology hub in life sciences, fintech, green technology, digital transformation and the internet of things. The College of Engineering at the University of Miami is excited to focus its research activities under strategically selected interdisciplinary thrusts. Significant growth in faculty and graduate students is expected over the coming years.

For full consideration, please upload one single file of maximum size of 5MB containing the following; 1) A cover letter of interest discussing your expertise and anticipated contributions to the University of Miami; 2) A current curriculum vitae; 3) A brief statement of research and teaching interests; 4) A diversity and inclusion statement; and 5) Contact information, including email and phone numbers, for at least three references. References will only be contacted in the later stages of the search, and the application will be confidential at this time.

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Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled with the new hire expected to start as early as August 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Qingda Yang (
The University of Miami embraces diversity as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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