Tenured Professor and Director, Construction Engineering and Management
University of Delaware
Location: Newark, Delaware
Type: Full Time
Academic / College and University
University of Delaware
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Job No: 499274 Work Type: Faculty Location: Newark Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Full Time
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (CE&M) FACULTY POSITION
DIRECTOR AND EDGAR P. SMALL PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at the Full Professor level starting in Fall 2023. UD's four-year bachelor's program in CEM was launched in Fall, 2017. The program has since graduated two classes and is in the process of seeking ABET Accreditation. The successful candidate will be a key member of the department leadership and will serve as the lead for the CEM programs at the University of Delaware.
The successful applicant will assume the role of the Director of the CEM program at a tenured Full Professor level and will hold the endowed Edgar P. Small Professorship in Construction and Engineering Management. The candidate is expected to develop the short and long-term direction for the CEM programs, lead curricular and accreditation matters (including but not limited to preparing for ABET EAC and ANSAC accreditation reviews), oversee the development of a graduate program in CEM, develop and deliver graduate and undergraduate CEM courses, and recruit graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will already have an extramural-funded research portfolio and will continue to secure funds to support graduate students and undergraduate researchers. The preferred candidate is expected to have experience participating in collaborative activities across disciplines. The candidate will serve as a liaison with Development and Alumni Relations, industry partners and professionals seeking opportunities for financial support to the CEM program and enhanced educational and networking opportunities for students.
It is desired for the successful candidate to have a demonstrated and distinguished record in teaching, service, and research and be a recognized leader in Construction Engineering and Management. Although the position is being advertised at the Tenured Full Professor level, distinguished applicants at a senior Associate Professor level are also encouraged to apply. Applicants seeking an appointment with Tenure are expected to exceed the criteria for the respective rank at the University of Delaware.
About UD: The CEM program builds on the established strengths of UD's Civil & Environmental Engineering program and has strong industrial support locally and regionally. Numerous opportunities exist to interact with industry professionals throughout the Northeast corridor and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 30+ faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The Department has state-of-the-art facilities and instruments for laboratory and field experiments and computing.
The University of Delaware provides an outstanding research base for a variety of research opportunities. The College of Engineering supports five intellectual neighborhoods including one focused on the scholarship of engineering education https://engr.udel.edu/research/intellectual-neighborhoods/scholarship-of-engineering-education/). Within the Department, research programs exist in structural, environmental, coastal, transportation, civil infrastructure, railway, and construction engineering, with a strong focus on sustainability in the built and natural environments. The Delaware Environmental Institute (udel.edu.denin), the Delaware Center for Transportation (udel.edu.dct), the University of Delaware Energy Institute (udel.edu.dei), the Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (udel.edu.ceep) are catalysts for interdisciplinary research in the areas of infrastructure, environment, and energy on campus. The state-of-the-art 194,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (udel.edu/iselab) provides a focal point for research and teaching on campus.
One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. As a recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.
An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering and related majors with an emphasis on Construction Engineering and/or Management
A demonstrated record of leadership in academia at a program, department, college, or university level
Leadership in scientific/engineering research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University
OSHA Certified Outreach Trainer
ASCE ExCEED Teaching Fellow
LEED AP / PE
Leadership in curriculum development and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses
Assessment and accreditation experience, demonstrated by having led a program through an ABET review.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interest in this tenured full professor/director position, and their relevant experiences, (2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, (3) a statement describing the candidate's teaching and research philosophy, a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach, and the candidate's vision for mentoring a diverse student population in alignment with UD's diversity goals (https://engr.udel.edu/about/diversity-inclusion), (4) a statement identifying areas of service, professional involvement, and administrative responsibilities, and (5) the names and contact information of four references, at least one of whom can attest to the candidate's numerous qualifications. Application review will commence on January 15, 2023 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date to receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.
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