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Department Head, Civil Engineering and Engineering...
University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona
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Please Note: The department contact information has been slightly modified. The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM) at The University of Arizona invites applications for the Department Head position. With the rapidly changing technologies and increasing interest in multi-disciplinary perspectives in shaping future cities, civil engineers are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities in the decades to come. The future CEEM Department Head must be an innovative and visionary academic leader who can take the helm and spearhead the continuing transformation of the CEEM department for the challenges of the 21st century. The Department Head is responsible for managing a dynamic department which includes a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, as well as a number of modern teaching and research laboratories and other facilities. Candidates are expected to have extensive research and teaching experience at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor. A candidate with accomplishments in administrative leadership and team-building is preferred. The CEEM department is recognized for both its teaching and research, offering BS (ABET accredited), MS, ME, and PhD degrees in several civil engineering disciplines, including structural engineering, hydraulics engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and engineering mechanics. Currently the department has 12 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty, three non-tenured faculty, several adjuncts professors, four research faculty, four staff members, approximately 137 undergraduate, and 45 graduate students. The department has had nearly $10M in research expenditures over the past five years. The graduate program in CEEM is ranked among the top 40 Civil Engineering programs nationwide, and The University of Arizona is ranked among the top 25 of public research universities nationwide. CEEM faculty members conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, active traffic management, sustainable design, sensor networks and monitoring, earthquake engineering, municipal water planning, arid lands, and others. Several faculty member's research involves technology transfer. The department has been advancing its educational innovations in the past three years with several exciting new initiatives, including an emphasis on active learning in the classroom. At the undergraduate level, the department recently started the Construction Engineering Management emphasis, combining the business of construction with the technical side of engineering through classes, seminars and extracurricular activities. A new Architectural Engineering program has been recently approved which will start recruiting new undergraduate students fall 2017. A 2+2 program is established with Central South University in China. The Certificate to Master's Program (CMP) with two distinguished Chinese universities just kicked off this year, increasing graduate student enrollment and the visibility of the CEEM program worldwide. In addition, the department joined a Dual Degree Partnership Program between the University of Arizona and the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP). All of these new initiatives are expected to increase our undergraduate and graduate enrollments dramatically. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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