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Marquette University | Milwaukee, WI
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Posting Number 201101563 Position Title Chair - Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Employment Status Full Time Position Status Regular If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant) Position Type Faculty Position Overview

The Opus College of Engineering (OCOE) at Marquette University (MU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE). The Opus College seeks an individual with the leadership skills needed to strengthen the successful educational, research, and outreach programs administered by the Department. The Chair will lead the Department in continuously strengthening its high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs via growth in enrollments and research funding and in making strategic hires of faculty and staff. The successful candidate will also maintain and enhance productive relationships and development activities with alumni, industry, government agencies, and current/prospective donors. The credentials of the new Chair will include a record of strong teaching, research, and professional accomplishments, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills. An earned doctorate in civil engineering or a closely related field is required. The appointment is expected to be made at the rank of Professor (tenured) with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2018. More information about MU's Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering may be found at www.marquette.edu/civil-environmental-engineering/ .

Duties and Responsibilities

The new CCEE Chair will be an individual committed to excellence who demonstrates professionalism and high integrity in executing the following functions of the Chair position:

1. Provide leadership for all academic aspects of the Department, including assessment and strategic planning, maintaining ABET accreditation of existing undergraduate programs, identifying new program opportunities.

2. Oversee content and quality of curricula and course delivery, including assignment of teaching loads and identification/hiring of adjunct faculty.

3. Oversee all administrative aspects of CCEE operations (budgeting, resource allocation, personnel).

4. Recruit and retain outstanding CCEE faculty; oversee the CCEE faculty promotion and tenure process.

5. Work collaboratively and productively with other department chairs and OCOE leadership to further shape, promote, and achieve the missions of the College and the University.

6. Create community for students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and a positive workplace environment.

7. Promote the Department to internal and external constituencies, including prospective and current students, parents, alumni, industry, community partners, and potential donors.

8. Collaborate with the Opus College's Office of Enrollment Management and Outreach in successful student recruitment and community outreach efforts.

9. Partner with the OCOE's Associate Dean for Research to promote and grow the CCEE research portfolio, while also maintaining his/her own high-quality research program and advising graduate students.

10. Teach high-quality courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

11. Report directly to the Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Must have an earned Doctorate or Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
* Must have a minimum of 10 years of teaching, research, and service experience at the university level.
* Academic record must merit appointment at the rank of Professor (tenured).
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, colleagues, staff and other individuals on- and off-campus.
* Demonstrated good character, professional ethics, maturity, experience in teamwork, and a strong familiarity with the relevant aspects of a CCEE department.
* U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Previous administrative experience in leadership position(s).
* Strong commitment to both research and teaching.
* Ability to lead a faculty of diverse strengths and technical interests.
* Commitment to forward-thinking approaches to engineering education (including online programs), interdisciplinary research, and entrepreneurship, while also valuing high-quality academic contributions of a more traditional nature.
* Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
* Energetic, humble, approachable; enjoys people and a diversity of viewpoints; derives satisfaction from facilitating the successes of other individuals and for leading enterprises of high quality.
* History of collaborative successes; collaborative leadership style aiming to build consensus; committed to participatory decision-making with decisions made in a rational, transparent manner.
* Excellent listener, communicator, and negotiator with an excellent command of the English language (written and verbal); effective communicator to internal and external constituencies.
* Ability to identify and nurture excellence within the Department, including the ability to recruit, develop, and retain outstanding CCEE faculty members.
* Ability to think strategically and tactically at macro- and micro-levels with keen attention to detail.
* Ability to build bridges with other academic units and facilitate interdepartmental collaboration.
* Membership on boards/panels of academic journals, professional societies and/or funding agencies.
* Professional engineering experience and licensure.

Department Civil & Environmental Eng Posting Date 10/20/2017 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include (1) letter of application outlining the applicant's qualifications for the position, (2) complete CV including a complete list of publications and funding information, (3) statement on department-level leadership philosophy and vision (upload this as "Other Document 1"), (4) teaching philosophy statement, (5) research philosophy statement, and (6) names, affiliations, phone numbers, and mailing and e-mail addresses of five references. Also include a brief description of the relationship between each reference and the applicant.