The Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is proud to be among the top civil & environmental engineering departments in the country. We are ranked 8th (undergraduate) and 9th (graduate) among all civil & environmental engineering programs at public institutions. Our students are highly recruited, and our graduates are widely regarded as among the most work-ready young engineers in the country. The department faculty are recognized for excellence in all aspects of scholarship: teaching, research, and professional service. With more than 74 faculty, 800 undergraduate students, and 438 graduate students; the department is the largest civil & environmental engineering program in the country. Few departments have the combination of resources, faculty expertise, breadth of programs, facilities, and degree offerings that civil & environmental engineering at Texas A&M provides. Current programs include: coastal engineering, construction engineering & management, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.
Job Description The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured professor and department head for the Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering with an 11-month academic appointment. The college is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader who can continue to advance the department. The successful applicant will be an innovative thinker with a strategic vision for guiding the department to a higher level of excellence who can communicate this vision to a constituency that includes academia, government, industry, and former students. The candidate must have notable accomplishments and experience in research, academic or industry leadership, teaching, and scholarship. Candidates must demonstrate a vision for supporting, directing, and enhancing the goals of the department. This leadership position includes opportunities for research and teaching as well as expanding the department’s interdisciplinary research in visionary areas.
The department head will: • Demonstrate leadership, mentoring, and administrative skills; • Promote continued growth of the department in research excellence, faculty engagement, and graduate education; • Lead and motivate high standards for continued excellence and innovation in undergraduate education; • Build commitment and support for the department from a wide variety of constituent groups such as former students, industry, and government laboratories; • Provide effective and transparent budget management and promote an environment of integrity to stimulate faculty, staff, and students to succeed at the highest levels; • Organize the pursuit of research funding opportunities (grants and contracts) and fund-raising campaigns for scholarship and endowments through strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups; • Facilitate collaborations with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), the Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC), and other system components. • Continue a successful distinguished research and academic record commensurate with the title of tenured full professor.
University/College Info Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a population of more than 273,000 and conveniently centrally located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,400 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures total more than $922 million annually, ranking Texas A&M in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $13.6 billion, the university ranks 3rd among U.S. public universities and 8th overall. With more than 700 faculty members and over 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked 8th in graduate studies and 7th in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 15 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/ CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life.
Application Instructions Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) for this specific position at apply.interfolio.com/84701. Applicants should also submit a three-page statement summarizing his/her personal education/research vision and goals for the Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, as well as his/her philosophy of academic leadership for achieving those goals. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 1, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin as soon as Fall 2021 but is negotiable.
Dr. Jeff Spath Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Head Search Committee Chair, Texas A&M University email@example.com
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Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure including a distinguished research and academic record commensurate with the title of tenured full professor.
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About Texas A&M University, Zachry Civil & Environmental Engineering
The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured professor and department head for the Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering with an 11-month academic appointment. The college is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader who can continue to advance the department. The successful applicant will be an innovative thinker with a strategic vision for guiding the department to a higher level of excellence who can communicate this vision to a constituency that includes academia, government, industry, and former students. The candidate must have notable accomplishments and experience in research, academic or industry leadership, teaching, and scholarship.