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Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Aug. 11, 2017
  • Department Chair, Civil Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
    Hoboken, NJ
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Jan. 1, 2018
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Civil Engineering
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Department Chair
Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Position Summary
Stevens Institute of Technology seeks a visionary and accomplished academic and administrative leader as the Chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering (CEOE). The next CEOE Chair will report to the Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES) and work closely with the leadership team of the University as the Institute continues to increase its impact and to fulfill its vision of being a world-class, student-centric research university. Qualified individuals will also be considered for an endowed chair position within SES. The Endowed Chair is expected to have a record of exemplary research, demonstrated leadership with building and managing a significant research enterprise, commitment to excellence in teaching, and a vision that will position the CEOE Department prominently at the international stage.

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
The department is one of the eight departments in the SES and plays a critical role in the success of the entire university. CEOE maintains a rigorous commitment to preparing the next generation of technology leaders by offering a multi-disciplinary, design-based education taught by 30 full-time faculty members with an intensive curriculum for its 590 undergraduate and graduate students and three major research centers. The department offers undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. programs. Undergraduate programs include Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Engineering with a Concentration in Naval Engineering. All three programs are accredited by ABET. Masters programs include Master of Engineering programs in Civil, Environmental, Ocean, and Construction Engineering and Management along with Masters of Science programs in Construction Management and Sustainability Management. Ph.D. programs are available in Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering.

Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens is a private institution located in Hoboken, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from New York City. Hoboken is a vibrant, walkable community in close proximity of Manhattan and has been ranked among the 12 best college towns in the country by Princeton Review.
Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for 147 years. Steven is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. The Schaefer School of Engineering Science is the largest school at Stevens with about 2/3 of the student body on campus. In collaboration with the School of Systems and Enterprises, the School of Business, and the College of Arts and Letters, the Schaefer School provides an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges.
Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students of all races and genders. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies. We strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply.

The ideal candidate will possess the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • An energetic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leadership style that inspires faculty, students, and staff and can build pride in, and commitment to, the Stevens vision;
  • A commitment to building a strong learning environment for students-both undergraduate and graduate-that stresses academic quality, experiential learning, technology, and global perspectives;
  • An ability to identify and nurture excellence within the department that includes the ability to recruit, develop, and retain superb faculty members;
  • A respect for all areas of disciplines and a desire to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to promote the collective goals of the department and the institution;
  • An impeccable record of integrity with strong commitment to high ethical standards capable of earning the trust of the community;
  • Strong financial management skills including the ability to manage departmental finances, communicate the relationships between academic priorities and budgeting, and transparently align strategic initiatives with long-term budget planning;
  • An appreciation for the importance of balancing outstanding scholarship and high-quality teaching with a faculty comprising tenure-track and teaching-track members.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • The ability to think strategically and tactically at both the macro and micro levels with keen attention to detail;
  • The ability to build bridges with other academic units and a commitment to facilitating collaborative activities across school and disciplinary boundaries;
  • The ability to describe and to garner both engagement and support for academic priorities as part of a university capital campaign;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; a good listener and active learner who appreciates multiple perspectives;
  • An earned doctorate and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor;
  • An excellent command of the English language.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Civil Engineering and an exemplary record of scholarly activities in a relevant field. Commitment to, and knowledge of, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity are required. The successful candidate must have a balanced perspective on research and teaching, as well as the creativity and ability to lead a faculty representing a diversified range of interests. In addition, experience is required to demonstrate successful academic administration, research, professional practice, and graduate and undergraduate teaching.

To Apply:
Candidates are invited apply via the Stevens Institute of Technology website at: by October 1, 2017.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Alan Blumberg ( Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018, or later.

  • Stevens Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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