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Department Head, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction

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Date: Jun 30, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US


Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

College of Engineering and Applied Science



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 21 full-time faculty and 5 full-time staff, and houses three accredited undergraduate programs with mandatory co-op: Architectural Engineering (169 students), Civil Engineering (354 students), and Construction Management (241 students).  The CAECM Department also houses the Civil Engineering M.Eng. M.S., and Ph.D. graduate programs with 60 graduate students.  The Department has strong educational and research programs in building systems, construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.  Physical laboratory facilities within the department include the soil mechanics lab, construction materials lab, Large Scale Test Facility, transportation simulation labs, the BEAST lab (Building Energy Advanced Solutions & Technologies), and the Smart and Sustainable Building Environment Lab.  Future growth is expected in the development of M.Eng program offerings as well as the development of the Architectural Engineering graduate program.  Additional future growth from collaborative international undergraduate partnerships is forthcoming.  More information about the department can be found at


The principal responsibilities of this position are to provide leadership and management of the department including:

  • Long-term and visionary planning to achieve departmental, college, and university strategic goals
  • Fiscal management in collaboration with the department’s business manager
  • Facilitate development, mentoring, and personnel management to faculty and staff
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements
  • Foster and maintain partnerships with industry
  • Manage departmental communications
  • Advance the research and teaching missions of the department


Additionally, the Department Head is expected to teach one course per year.


Minimum Qualifications: 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.  Applicants must have a proven record of scholarly publications, funded research, effective teaching, and professional and university service sufficient to qualify for appointment to a senior tenured position. A demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity among faculty, staff, and students is required.


Application Process: Create an Applicant Profile at and officially apply to position #36037. The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, a statement of research experience, a statement of vision and leadership for the department, a statement of vision for promoting diversity and inclusion, and at least three 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. 


The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica. UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff, and student workers.


The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and military veterans are encouraged to apply. UC is an ADVANCE institution, with an NSF Institutional Transformation award to increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers, and provide support throughout all phases of their career development. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of the UC community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this regard.




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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 36037


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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