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Department Chair - Civil Engineering
Boise State University

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2018
Title Department Chair - Civil Engineering
University Boise State University
Boise, ID, United States
Department Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 4, 2019
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2019
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department at Boise State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high-quality scholarship and competitive research with federal, state, and/or industry funding; (2) experience and leadership in professional organizations; (3) excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching; and (4) leadership/mentorship experience and a commitment to inclusion and diversity. Successful candidates must be highly collaborative and demonstrate a clear vision for expanding research and building strong relationships with local industry, academic departments on campus, and across the national academic community. In addition, they must be able to articulate a clear vision for the future of the Department in Civil Engineering education for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or related discipline, and outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure. Exceptional senior-level associate professor with tenure may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

A current professional engineer’s license or the ability to acquire one, a BS in Civil Engineering or substantial familiarity with the Civil Engineering curriculum, experience in an academic supervisory capacity/leadership position, experience with ABET accreditation, knowledge of innovative curriculum development and implementation, and experience with fiscal management responsibilities.

About Us:

The Civil Engineering Department at Boise State is enjoying a great diversity in research activity and educational programs. New faculty members will find a dynamic intellectual environment where cross-disciplinary collaboration is frequent and encouraged. The Civil Engineering faculty are successful in obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources including the Federal Railroad Administration, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, NASA, National Science Foundation, state/local governmental agencies and industry. The Civil Engineering Department offers graduate degree programs at the MS level as well as several transdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in collaboration with other Departments. The Civil Engineering Department is focused on addressing global and regional challenges related to the following key areas:

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure Materials
  • Structural
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water Resources

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a Carnegie doctoral research university and metropolitan research university of distinction. Recognized as a university on the move, Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. The University is located in the heart of Idaho’s capital city, a growing metropolitan area that serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. A 2017 US Census Bureau report listed Idaho as the fastest growing state in the US. Forbes ranked Boise #2 in 2018 for best cities to raise a family, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boise in the top 10 for best places to live in 2016, and USA Today ranked Meridian (Boise suburb) as the #1 city to live in America in 2015. Time Magazine ranked Boise #1 in 2014 for ‘getting it right’ with a thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, quality health care, and a growing university. also ranked Boise first among the top 10 cities to raise a family thanks to an abundant quality of life, a family-friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, fishing, and biking. To further enhance the superb quality of life Boise offers, the University has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Our mission to promote diversity and inclusion is demonstrated by the college of engineering having a higher percentage of female faculty than the regional average, including the current and last two college deans being female. At the student level, Boise State University is involved in a university-wide program (WIDER PERSIST) to adopt teaching practices that increase graduation rates in under-represented students.

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Application instructions:

Please attach to your online application a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications; a curriculum vitae; statements of teaching, research and leadership goals; and three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2019.

  • Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference. Please go to for more information.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resource Services
    Boise State University
    1910 University Drive
    Boise, ID 83725
  • 2084261616


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