Head, School of Civil and Construction Engineering



Job description

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University (OSU) seeks a dynamic and effective leader as Head for the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE). The School Head will work closely with the Dean and the leadership team of the College of Engineering (COE) on an ambitious agenda to address some of the world’s most complex technological challenges in the areas of civil, construction, and architectural engineering. The Head will help CCE identify future areas of growth and investment and will provide organizational and administrative expertise for the College and the University during an exciting era of increased research productivity and greater societal impact. The Carnegie Classification for OSU is Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity

The College of Engineering (COE) is focused on driving economic, social, and environmental prosperity by harnessing some of the best engineering talent in the world. In addition to the School of CCE, COE encompasses five other schools and departments: Biological and Ecological Engineering; Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering; and Nuclear Science and Engineering. It also operates research centers focused on renewable energy, wave research, transportation, development and commercialization of micro and nano technologies and other globally significant fields.

The school actively develops and maintains broad and deep relationships with alumni and industry. These relationships result in high job placement for students, frequent interaction with companies, in-kind donations, and endowment support of seven faculty scholars. In addition, CCE faculty have extensive research collaborations with multiple OSU colleges in areas such as marine energy, forestry, materials, resilience, and safety. CCE is home to the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation and the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Center. Annual research expenditures for the school are over $8.9 million. Further information about the school can be found at cce.oregonstate.edu.

This is a 12-month, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with training, education, and experience. The School Head will decide personnel assignments, allocation of resources and assignment of space and equipment. Some of the duties may require extensive travel. Major decisions will be reviewed by the dean as needed. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in a field associated with civil, construction, or architectural engineering; successful managerial and leadership experience; significant record of achievement in research, teaching, and service that merits appointment as a tenured full-professor within the school; a demonstrable commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting; a demonstrable commitment to advancing the participation of diverse and underrepresented groups and supporting diverse perspectives; effective communication skills; a demonstrable understanding of successful practices for mentoring and/or professional development; and experience developing external relations. The Head manages the school’s academic programs, that prepares over 800 undergraduate and 180 graduate students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia. The school currently consists of approximately 60 faculty and staff, including 42 full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty members and instructors, and offers B.S., M.S., M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as B.S. degrees in Construction Engineering Management and Architectural Engineering. CCE and the College of Forestry offer a dual degree program in Civil and Forest Engineering.

How to apply

To review the posting and apply, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu, posting # P03500UF with a cover letter addressing each of the qualifications for this position including interest in the position, vision, and leadership philosophy; curriculum vitae that includes three professional references with contact names, email addresses, and telephone contact numbers; and a one to two-page statement outlining how your experience, education and/or training will help build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community. For full consideration apply by March 1, 2020. Closing date is June 1, 2020 or until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.