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Professor and Chair

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at Texas Tech University. The CECE Department is served by a diverse faculty consisting of 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty including two members of the National Academy of Engineering, plus additional research and adjunct faculty. The CECE Department awards bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Construction Engineering (BSConE), master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as a five-year professional Master of Environmental Engineering (MEnvE) degree. The BSCE, BSConE, and MEnvE degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Current enrollment is approximately 575 undergraduates, 100 MEnvE majors, and 100 master’s and doctoral students.

One of seven academic departments within the Whitacre College of Engineering, the CECE Department is expected to play an important role in the Whitacre College’s vision to become a leading research institution and to take advantage of unique opportunities for research partnerships, joint research institutes, and many other centers, institutes and primary sponsors. Additional information about the CECE Department is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ceweb/.

The Department Chair must hold an earned doctoral degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, construction engineering, or other closely related field, be eligible for licensure as a professional engineer, and be eligible for appointment at the rank of full Professor. The Chair reports to the Dean of the Whitacre College and facilitates faculty excellence in development of teaching, research, and public service.

Primary responsibilities of the Department Chair are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff and students; to promote productive relationships with all constituents including students, parents, alumni, industry and government agencies; and to foster productive interdisciplinary relationships with a variety of entities across the University community. Commitment to, and knowledge of, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity are required. He or she must have a balanced perspective on research, teaching, and service as well as the vision and ability to lead a faculty representing a diversified range of interest.

Candidates must have an outstanding record of quality research, a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate civil, environmental or construction engineering education, and a distinguished record of service to the department, university, and profession. The successful candidate will have strong administrative skills and will be an outstanding communicator representing the CECE Department and the Whitacre College on and off-campus. While not a requirement, a professional engineer’s license is desired.

The Whitacre College of Engineering has enrollment of approximately 5000 undergraduates and 900 graduate students. Texas Tech University is a comprehensive research institution that includes law and medical schools with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students. With a focus toward growth, Texas Tech University was recently chosen as one of two new emerging universities by the State of Texas resulting in additional state support to achieve “Tier One” status.

Lubbock, a city of over 225,000, is a major economic and medical center on the Texas South Plains. Its 3,250 foot elevation results in a mild and sunny climate. Numerous opportunities are present for both cultural and outdoor activities, such as theatre, visual arts, biking and hiking. In addition, Lubbock has its own airport which provides frequent connections on major airlines such as American, Southwest, and United.

Application review will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is on or before August 1, 2016. Application materials should be submitted by email and preferably in PDF format to the search firm, Greenwood/Asher and Associates, and include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references.

Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit via email a letter of nomination detailing the pertinent accomplishments of the nominee and include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Dr. Jan Greenwood or Dr. Betty Turner Asher Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850 650 2277  Fax: 850 650 2272
E-mail: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com
debracruce@greenwoodsearch.com

For more information about Texas Tech University, please visit the Web site at http://www.ttu.edu/

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Faculty Positions

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY -The Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the general area of Environmental Engineering. This position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level, but outstanding candidates will also be considered at the associate and full professor levels. The University is supporting a major water initiative with an emphasis on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. This initiative includes the recent appointment of Dr. Danny Reible (NAE) to the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and the significant expansion of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering in the areas of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources. This initiative includes the hiring of up to five new faculty and the construction of 20,000 ft2 of laboratory and office space that will make up the Donovan Maddox Environmental Research Laboratory (expected occupancy August 2016). Research areas of special interest include contaminant fate, transport and/or treatment or environmental sustainability with applications to water quality and quantity. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an externally-funded and internationally-recognized program of independent and collaborative research (2) supervise graduate students (3) teach undergraduate and graduate classes (4) work across disciplinary boundaries, and (5) serve the Department, the College of Engineering, and the University. Industrial experience is not required but will be considered and the successful candidate should be capable of achieving professional licensure. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to achieve the above expectations based on their publication records, past efforts and success in pursuing funding opportunities, past experience and performance in teaching, and past service records. Other categories of evaluation will include the ability to articulate a plan to develop a sustainable research program and any other experience that directly relates to the above expectations.

The Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department is served by 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty, including 8 current faculty specializing in environmental engineering, and awards bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Construction Engineering (BSConE), master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as a five-year professional Master of Environmental Engineering (MEnvE) degree. The BSCE, BSConE, and MEnvE degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Current enrollment is approximately 575 undergraduates, 100 MEnvE majors, and 100 master’s and doctoral students. The university has a total enrollment exceeding 36,000 students with a focus toward growth and was recently chosen as one of two new emerging universities by the State of Texas resulting in additional state support to achieve “Tier One” status. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the city is renowned for its friendly people, quality of life, pleasant climate, and commitment to the University. The compensation and start-up packages are highly competitive, on par with most other research-intensive institutions.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2016. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin in the fall of 2016.

Additional information about the department is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ceweb/. To apply, go to http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php and search for Requisition ID 6120BR . Please upload (preferably in PDF format) [1] a cover letter, [2] detailed curriculum vita, and [3] other documents (as requested on the application website) including a statement of interests and professional goals, and the names, physical and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally-diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.