Civil Engineering

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Professor and Chair
Job Institution: 
University of Utah
Job Description: 

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Utah
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah is accepting applications
and nominations for the position of Chair. The expected start date is between October 1, 2012 and July
1, 2013.
The Department currently has an enrollment of 525 undergraduate students and 175 graduate students
from a population of 4,000 students in the College of Engineering. The Department is housed in a
beautifully renovated and expanded building with spacious offices, high‐tech class and conference
rooms, convenient laboratory and graduate student space, and extensive student‐centered study and
collaboration spaces. There are currently 19 faculty positions including the Chair organized into strong
working groups in the traditional civil engineering sub‐disciplines of Environmental/Water,
Structures/Geotechnical, and Transportation Engineering as well as in the emerging interdisciplinary
areas of Energy and Sustainability. Spurred by several metrics related to research and teaching, the
Department’s US News ranking has improved by 30 positions to #52 in the past eight years. For more
details please visit the Department website at
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Civil Engineering, a distinguished record of research
and professional achievement, and a demonstrated commitment to educational excellence at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will have sufficient experience to direct a
multifaceted academic department, the ability to articulate and promote the Department’s mission, a
participatory management style, personal integrity, and a strong commitment to professional ethics.
The Department is particularly interested in a leader that will further strengthen the graduate program
through an environment that fosters interdisciplinary and industrial collaborative research. The
candidate should be able to articulate a clear vision of how he/she would lead the Department toward a
higher level of excellence.
The University of Utah is the flagship higher education and research institution in Utah and offers an
exceptional benefits package to its faculty. The University is located at the foothills of the spectacular
Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Valley metropolitan area offers a mild climate,
outstanding educational, cultural and recreational attractions (including opera, symphony, and worldclass
skiing), and excellent medical facilities. National parks, monuments, recreation areas, and national
forests in the vicinity provide numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.
Application materials must be submitted electronically at
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the
search committee, Steve Burian, at
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from
diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improve access to higher education for
historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons of disabilities are strongly encouraged
to apply. Veteran's preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:‐106.html.