Applications are being sought for the position of Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. The department seeks a chair who will be able to build upon recent investments in coastal, sustainable energy, and transportation engineering and continue to lead the expansion of research opportunities and scholarly achievements in all areas of the department. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly publications, an internationally recognized research program, evidence of effective leadership in an academic setting, and be actively engaged in professional societies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related field. Candidates are expected to merit appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure. Anticipated start date is July 2018.
The CEE Department is one of six departments in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology and offers an ABET-accredited BS Civil Engineering degree as well as ME, MS, Ph.D. and Doctor of Engineering degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. There are approximately 280 undergraduate and 130 graduate students pursuing degrees in the department. At the time of hire, there will be 13 full-time CEE faculty members in the department. Old Dominion University is a leader in distance learning and many of the graduate level classes in the department are offered as both in-class and with distance learning options. An on-line certificate program in coastal engineering has been offered for the past decade and over 100 students have earned the Coastal Engineering Certificate over this period of time. The university has identified ameliorating the threats of sea level rise as a major initiative and has made several recent hires, including two in CEE, to address this issue. The CEE Department is looked upon to provide leadership in this particular area for the college.
The CEE Department is also a member of three USDOT transportation centers, is the home of the ODU Transportation Research Institute, and a founding partner of the Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions. Research in biofuels has been supported by USEPA, NSF, and industry, and participation of ODU in the 2011 USDOE Solar Decathalon Competition was led from the CEE Department. Additional information on the department can be found at: www.odu.edu/cee.
Please send an application package that includes a transmittal letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of leadership, statement of diversity and inclusion and contact information for four references at https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will begin January 16, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly publications, an internationally recognized research program, evidence of effective leadership in an academic setting, and be actively engaged in professional societies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related field. Candidates are expected to merit appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience with an excellent university benefits package.
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community. With an enrollment of almost 25,000 students (including 5,500 graduate students), the university offers 66 bachelor's, 56 master's and 41 doctoral degree program...s and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts. In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth and a thriving distance learning network.