Director M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management November 2017 The University of Florida is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to become the Director of one of the most prestigious academic units on its campus, the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management. The Director will be responsible for leading and managing an outstanding group of 21 faculty, an undergraduate program of about 400 students, a graduate program offering both Masters and Doctoral degrees, and several prominent research centers. Housed in the College of Design, Construction and Planning, the Rinker School is dedicated to construction science and management and is committed to excellence in education and research. Established in 1935, it is the oldest school of construction in the U.S. and the first program to receive accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education (1975). The Director sets the vision and establishes new opportunities for the School through shared governance. The Director participates in college-wide planning and is responsible for administration of the School’s academic and research programs, alumni relations and state, national and international outreach. The Director will participate in fundraising efforts for the School in coordination with the College’s Advancement Team and the University of Florida Foundation. In this regard, the Director will help to grow and manage a significant endowment that supports the School’s students, faculty and programs. The Rinker School has significant funded research and the Director will have the opportunity to further strengthen faculty and research center efforts in this important arena. The School also has strong international links and the Director will be responsible for enhancing these. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning. The position requires an imaginative leader strongly committed to the teaching/learning process, the highest standards of scholarly achievement, and the welfare of students, faculty, and staff. The individual must fully understand the nature of the Construction Management curricula, anticipate future developments/requirements in the field and practice, position the School to incorporate transformations in teaching and research, continue the strong bonds between the professional community and the School, and recognize the importance of the School’s alumni to its continued excellence. The Director must also ensure that Rinker students and faculty are visible and significant partners in academic endeavors across the College of Design, Construction, and Planning, along with enhancing the profile of the School in the larger university community.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree, be tenured/tenurable, have a strong record of funded research and scholarly activities, and good industry experience. Candidates should have excellent leadership, communication and management skills, a strong inclination for industry relations and fundraising, and be able to collaborate with a diverse faculty. Candidates should have a demonstrated record as a consensus builder to maintain the high quality and reputation of the Rinker School. Candidates for this position must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. The position is a 12-month appointment and will be available July 1, 2018. The position will be filled at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) in the M. E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management, and tenure upon hire is possible dependent upon background and experience. Applicants must demonstrate academic credentials and experience appropriate to the academic rank and ability to assume leadership in research, teaching and service. Applicants should provide a letter of introduction and interest, curriculum vitae, a description of the applicant’s research interests, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. All applicants should apply at https://jobs.ufl.edu using requisition number 505369. To ensure full consideration, the required documents should be submitted by January 5, 2018 when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications. The University of Florida is a Top 10 public research university dedicated to equal opportunities and building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. We highly encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Further information is available at http://www.dcp.ufl.edu. Questions may be directed to Professor Jason Alread (Chair of the Search Committee): email@example.com or (352)294-1456.
The mission of the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management is to be the center of excellence for construction. The Rinker School will pursue this by:1.Promoting professional and ethical behavior in education and practice,2.Advancing the industry by creating new knowledge through research and scholarly activities,3.Educating individuals in principles, knowledge and skills required to be... successful in their professional careers, and4.Providing service and transferring knowledge to the citizens of Florida, the construction industry, professional societies, the nation, and the world.The Rinker School will achieve this mission by fostering a core culture of value and quality.