Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

Monday, April 10, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Professor and Department Chair
Job Institution: 
Iowa State University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) ( at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Don and Sharon Greenwood Department Chair.  The chair is responsible for the scope and effectiveness of the teaching, research and outreach efforts of the department. Candidates are expected to have an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor, a strong commitment to diversity efforts, and to have demonstrated university and professional community leadership. We seek a dynamic and innovative leader with a bold vision for the future of CCEE at Iowa State as we continue to expand the impact of our research and education in construction engineering and management, transportation engineering, structural engineering, environmental/water resources engineering, and geotechnical/materials engineering.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and will be expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.  The CCEE Department Chair will work collaboratively with peers, other departments, university administration, and Iowa State’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans). The successful candidate will excel in raising funds and promoting strong relations with alumni and corporations.

The CCEE department is nationally recognized for its research and teaching, offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees.  The department has ABET accredited undergraduate programs in both civil engineering and construction engineering. The department is comprised of 33 full-time tenured/tenure-track, 9 non-tenure eligible teaching, and 2 non-tenure eligible research faculty, 20 staff members, and approximately 1000 undergraduate, and 200 graduate students.  Departmental research expenditures exceeded $14 million in 2015-16.  InTrans ( ranks seventh among university-based transportation research organizations in the United States with more than $17 million in annual expenditures.  For more information on the department, please visit

The College of Engineering includes eight departments, with over 230 tenure/tenure-track faculty members, and annual research expenditures exceeding $94 million.  U.S. News and World Report ranks the college in the top 25 among public universities and is one of the ten largest undergraduate engineering programs in the U.S.  Unique facilities at Iowa State include the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, and interdisciplinary centers of excellence such as the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), Iowa Wind Energy Institute, and Bioeconomy Institute. Additionally, the department has a number of centers and laboratories that support the research enterprise, please visit

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • PhD, or equivalent terminal degree, in civil, construction or environmental engineering or closely related field
  • Exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor
  • Evidence of commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Budget and personnel management experience
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in administrative leadership and team building.

To apply for this position, please visit and click on “Employment at CCEE”.  If you have questions regarding this position, please email Professor Kristen Constant (, chair of the search committee or call 515-294-3337.  Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email