Civil Engineering Department Head

Friday, November 2, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Department Head
Job Institution: 
University of Minnesota Department of Civil Engineering
Job Description: 

The College of Science and Engineering of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus invites nominations and applications for the position of the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. The college seeks a highly accomplished scholar with a clear vision to lead the department. We seek an energetic leader with a strong record in university education and administration and with excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must possess an academic record consistent with an appointment as a tenured full professor in the department. A doctorate in civil engineering or a related engineering or science discipline is required. The Department of Civil Engineering ( has a strong tradition of excellence in education and research. The department currently has 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty and is home to two academic degree programs, one in Civil Engineering and the other in Geoengineering. The department graduates about 130 undergraduate students annually and has a total graduate enrollment of about 170 students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The department has core strengths in environmental, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering, as well as geomechanics. The entire application should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for departmental leadership, and contact information for five references. You can submit your application on-line at:, or send it to: Chair, Civil Engineering Department Head Search Committee University of Minnesota 122 Civil Engineering 500 Pillsbury Drive SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate that the appointment will start prior to the beginning of the 2013–14 academic year. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, with schools of medicine and business located in close proximity to the science and engineering departments. The College of Science and Engineering includes departments of engineering, physical and computational sciences and mathematics, a nationally unique structure that facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations. The University is located in the heart of the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, often rated among America’s most livable cities, with convenient access to other cities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The Twin Cities metropolitan area is home to 19 Fortune 500 companies. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.