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Chair of the Civil & Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering
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Chair / Dean
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Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Civil & Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department. The Chair reports directly to MSOE’s Executive Vice President of Academics and has overall responsibility for leading the department’s academic programs. The Chair works collaboratively with the department’s talented faculty, staff and students to build on the department’s strong legacy and reputation as one of the top ranked engineering programs in the United States among universities whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The CAECM Department currently serves more than 400 students across three undergraduate programs in architectural engineering, civil engineering and construction management as well as two graduate programs in architectural engineering and civil engineering. Several specializations are available, including structural engineering, mechanical and electrical systems engineering for buildings, environmental and water resources engineering, transportation engineering, municipal engineering, and construction management. The department has 15 full-time faculty members of various rank and expertise, and two academic staff members who support the department’s faculty and students. This is a full-time administrative position and carries an Associate Professor or Professor rank commensurate with experience and credentials.

Position Description

The Chair of the CAECM Department has the following administrative duties and responsibilities:

  • Recruits, appoints, evaluates, and plans professional development for departmental faculty
  • Provides leadership for the ongoing improvement of program curricula, laboratory, and other physical resources necessary for effective instruction
  • Is responsible for establishing the teaching and departmental assignments for the members of the department each semester
  • Prepares an annual budget request for submission to the Executive Vice President of Academics, approves all expenditures from the departmental budgets, and ensures that expenditures do not exceed the approved budget allocations
  • Consults with the departmental faculty on teaching methodology, course syllabi documentation and textbook selection, as appropriate
  • Represents the department as a voting member on the Executive Educational Council as well as other institutional committees
  • Prepares annual performance evaluations for faculty and staff within the department
  • Provides leadership to program directors and faculty regarding ABET accreditation for the undergraduate programs in the department

The successful applicant will be someone who:

  • Has a deep appreciation and passion for all of the department’s programs and is committed to invest in the growth of the department
  • Can articulate a compelling vision for the department and the institution both as a strategic thinker and doer
  • Is collaborative in working together with the faculty, program directors and staff, both inside and outside of the department
  • Is committed to build the leadership capacity of the department including the ability to delegate responsibilities to others
  • Understands the importance of technology and its influence on the future of the department’s programs
  • Works with University Advancement to maintain and grow philanthropic support for the department and the institution
  • Embraces the MSOE mission, vision and values and the department’s legacy that has achieved success as a strong student-centered, teaching-focused institution with an application-oriented curriculum that produces career-ready graduates
  • Is a servant leader who is committed to developing graduates that embody the MSOE Mindset and become leaders of character, responsible professionals, passionate learners and value creators.

Additional details regarding this opportunity and details on how to apply for the position can be found at All application materials should be uploaded in one single PDF under the “Resume Upload” portion of the application.

It is the policy of MSOE to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all jobs at the University and to all the terms, benefits, and conditions of employment/enrollment.

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