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ETCM Department Chair
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Date Posted Mar. 4, 2022
Title ETCM Department Chair
University University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, United States
Department Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

ETCM Department Chair

The Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management (ETCM) serves the citizens and industries of North Carolina and supports the global workforce of the 21st century by supplying highly competent, technically capable graduates. We provide access and educational opportunities to the citizens of North Carolina and beyond.  The Williams States Lee College of Engineering has approximately 3,500 students in five departments. Research awards in COE represent nearly a third of the university total. The College of Engineering prides itself on its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and is home to several interdisciplinary research centers.

Responsible for the daily operation of the department and the department programs. The Department Chair/ Director will promote excellence in department programs within the University. Chair/ Director responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short-term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction.

The Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management (ETCM) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks an experienced, dynamic candidate who can lead the Department’s pursuit of excellence in research and teaching through continued recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse faculty and staff. Candidates should be able to communicate a clear vision for advancing engineering education and for department leadership that fosters strong partnerships with academia, government, industry, and alumni.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading faculty and staff in a collaborative manner, including a demonstrated commitment to faculty and staff shared governance, transparency, and ability to build consensus and promote collegiality.  The Department places high emphasis on applied research and partnerships with industry in the Southeastern US and beyond.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Chair will collaboratively lead and grow departmental academic, research, and outreach activities in the context of the Department’s, College’s, and University’s vision and strategic plan. The responsibilities of the department chairperson can be divided into four primary areas: Personnel, Student & Alumni Affairs, Budget & Planning, and Administration & Service. The Chair will support the Department’s mission in a variety of ways, including:


  • conducting short-term / operational planning and execution;

  • mentoring, supervising, and supporting faculty and staff members;

  • supporting faculty research efforts and initiatives by fostering interdisciplinary and industry collaborations and providing resources;

  • securing external and internal funding;

  • improving curriculum design, including accreditation planning and review preparation;

  • supporting diversity initiatives;

  • carrying out long-term strategic collaborative planning efforts, including coordinating and engaging with the Department and College Advisory Boards;

  • performing research and dissemination of scholarly work in relevant field(s) of expertise; and

  • teaching courses in related areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Chair supports the College and University missions by conducting services to the public and profession, and by participating in other Department and University activities. 

Minimum Experience/Education
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
This tenured position is open to applicants with credentials and experience commensurate with a full professor. Candidates should have

  1. a proven academic record of scholarly accomplishment, teaching, and administrative leadership in engineering, engineering technology, construction management/engineering or a related field;

  2. demonstrated an ability to work across disciplines and lead a growing, diverse department dedicated to teaching and research excellence;

  3. demonstrated the ability to collaborate and build working partnerships nationally and internationally; and,

  4. the ability to lead the Department as outlined in the essential job duties.


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Special Notes to Applicants
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applications must be submitted online at The application package should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed CV, (3) names and contact information of at least three references, and (4) a two-page statement summarizing the candidate’s approach to academic leadership and their vision and goals for ETCM education and research at UNC Charlotte. Candidates can receive more information and submit applications electronically at (position no. 004544). Address inquiries to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit supplemental materials as part of the tenure review process.  

The position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply by March 31, 2022 

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The William States Lee College of Engineering
The William States Lee College of Engineering is a community of students, faculty, staff, and industry partners. The College strives for excellence in the teaching, research, and service missions in a dynamic interactive campus environment. We leverage the unique contributions of each individual to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all. From the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, College of Engineering students participate in experiential, hands-on projects; learning to visualize, design, create, build and apply. Over 3,500 students are enrolled in the college’s 4 Doctoral programs, 8 Master’s programs, and 10 undergraduate programs.

The College and ETCM Department are also active participants in several interdisciplinary centers housed in the Charlotte Research Institute, including the Center for Precision Metrology, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, the Center for Bioinformatics, and the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and is located in one of America’s fastest growing and most diverse cities. It leverages its location in the state’s largest and most dynamic city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and impactful community engagement activities.

In the 75 years since its founding in 1946, UNC Charlotte has experienced tremendous expansion and growth. It is currently the third largest campus within the University of North Carolina System with an enrollment of 30,448 students. It comprises seven academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 66 Master’s degrees, 24 Doctoral degrees, and 30 honors programs.

As UNC Charlotte has grown, so has the rich diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff. More than 1,100 full-time and almost 500 part-time faculty members account for an average 20:1 student to faculty ratio, providing personalized attention and teaching relationships that can persist for a lifetime. The number of staff members totals 2,500. UNC Charlotte faculty and staff are dedicated to academic excellence, cutting-edge research, community outreach, and the growth and development of the University experience for all students. UNC Charlotte is

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