Department Head, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, College

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


The College of Engineering & Applied Science

Housing the most extensive mandatory cooperative education program and one of the best in the country (US News and World Report), The College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) has established strategic industry partnerships. One of the 14 colleges at UC, CEAS has 8 departments offering 13 ABET-accredited degree programs. The College offers doctoral degrees in 11 programs, research-focused Master of Science degrees in 12 programs, and workforce-focused Master of Engineering degrees in 16 programs. 


Details about the College and the history of its co-op program appear at:

Job Overview

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for the position of Department Head.  The new Department Head will be expected to provide vision and leadership that will advance the department’s growth, to expand the department’s prominence in research and graduate education, and sustain a longstanding commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The selected candidate must also possess an established ability to foster relationships with industry and an interest in facilitating international partnerships.


The CAECM Department is comprised of a unique combination of degree programs encompassing the disciplines necessary to design, construct, and manage the built environment and infrastructure.  The CAECM Department consists of 26 full-time faculty and 5 full-time staff, and houses three accredited undergraduate programs with mandatory co-op: Architectural Engineering (214 students), Civil Engineering (391 students), and Construction Management (297 students).  The CAECM Department also houses the Civil Engineering M.Eng. M.S., and Ph.D. graduate programs and the Architectural Engineering M.Eng. program with 85 graduate students.  The Department has strong educational and research programs in building systems, construction, geotechnical, pavement, structural, and transportation. More information about the department can be found at  The principal responsibilities of this position are detailed in Article 31.2 of the UC-AAUP collective bargaining agreement which can be at found at

Minimum Requirements

The applicant must have:

  • Earned a doctorate degree in civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction management, or a closely-related discipline and have demonstrated academic leadership and management skills. 
  • Proven record of scholarly publications, funded research, effective teaching, and professional and university service sufficient to qualify for appointment to a tenured position at the Professor rank.
  • A demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Application Process

Please complete an online application and upload the listed documents below via the Additional Documents option:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching experience
  • Statement of research experience
  • Statement of vision and leadership for the department
  • Statement of vision for promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Professional references. 


References will only be contacted for those candidates who are selected for the short list. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Nominations for other potential applicants may be sent confidentially to Dr. Paul Orkwis at

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 93478


Department Head, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, College

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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