CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (CEM) FACULTY POSITION, DIRECTOR AND EDGAR P. SMALL PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a Continuing Track (CT) faculty position in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at the Associate or Full Professor level starting in Fall 2024. UD’s four-year bachelor’s program in CEM was launched in Fall, 2017. The program has since graduated three classes and is accredited by ABET EAC and ANSAC. The successful candidate will be a key member of the department leadership and will serve as the Director for the CEM program. Applications can be submitted here (https://careers.udel.edu/cw/en-us/listing/)
The Continuing Track (CT) is UD’s permanent non-tenure track. CT faculty enjoy contracts that increase in length over time. CT faculty have many of the same benefits as tenure-track and tenured faculty, such as identical titles, a parallel promotion track, sabbaticals, and shared faculty governance as described here: https://sites.udel.edu/ctcaucus/why-do-you-want-to-be-a-ct-faculty-at-ud/.
The successful applicant will assume the role of the Director of the CEM program at a Continuing Track Associate or Full Professor position and will hold the endowed Edgar P. Small Professorship in Construction Engineering and Management. The candidate is expected to have extensive knowledge and experience in construction engineering and construction management through a combination of formal training/education and practical experience.The candidate is expected to develop and execute the short- and long-term vision for the CEM program, lead curricular and accreditation matters (including but not limited to preparing for ABET EAC and ANSAC accreditation reviews), develop and deliver undergraduate CEM courses, and recruit undergraduate students. The candidate is expected to have experience participating in collaborative activities across disciplines. The candidate will serve as a liaison with Development and Alumni Relations, industry partners, and professionals seeking opportunities for financial support to the CEM program and providing enhanced educational and networking opportunities for students.
It is desired for the successful candidate to have a demonstrated and distinguished record in teaching and service and be a recognized leader in Construction Engineering and Management.
About UD: The CEM program builds on the established strengths of UD’s Civil and Environmental Engineering program and has strong industrial support locally and regionally. Numerous opportunities exist to interact with industry professionals throughout the Northeast corridor and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 30+ faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The Department has active research programs in structural, geotechnical, environmental, coastal, infrastructure systems, railroad engineering, and transportation. Department faculty also participate in multi-disciplinary research and education as part of the Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering, Delaware Center for Transportation, Center for Composite Materials, Center for Applied Coastal Research, and the Disaster Research Center.
One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant, and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC, and New York City. As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.
An earned doctoral degree in construction engineering, construction management, civil engineering or related majors
A demonstrated record of leadership in academia at a program, department, college, and/or university level
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University. A strong desire to recruit, teach and mentor a diverse student population.
OSHA Certified Outreach Trainer
ASCE ExCEED Teaching Fellow
Professional Engineer license (PE) in relevant field
LEED AP or WELL AP
Leadership in curriculum development and teaching undergraduate courses
Assessment and accreditation experience, demonstrated by having led a program through an ABET review
Teaching experience in CAD/BIM, Construction Law, and Construction Safety
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and their relevant experiences for this position, (2) a current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) a statement identifying areas of service, professional involvement, and administrative responsibilities, (4) a statement describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy, experience, and a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach, (5) a diversity and inclusion statement that includes the candidate’s vision for mentoring a diverse student population in alignment with UD’s diversity goals (https://engr.udel.edu/about/diversity-inclusion), (6) a statement of scholarly interests describing their research interests and experience, and (7) the names and contact information of at least five references. Application review will commence on January 15, 2024 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.