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  • Chair
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Temple University

    The College of Engineering, Temple University announces a position, CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

    Temple University, a Carnegie high research activity (R1) public university and among the largest providers of higher education in the United States, enters its second century strategically positioned to prepare the next generation of engineering professionals.  The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering continues to play a critical role in that capacity with its vibrant and successful undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. The College of Engineering invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.  

    The Chair should possess a deep commitment to quality teaching and will be expected to provide leadership to curriculum development resulting in outstanding programs that will prepare students to address problems in today’s built and natural environment. We seek applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The ideal candidate will be expected to have an established program of research and bring a vision to the department as an entity where scholarly endeavors may be pursued. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to Infrastructure, Transportation, Geotechnical, and Structural Engineering. We are rapidly expanding our continuously growing funded research as well as graduate and undergraduate programs. In striving for further growth, we are looking for a tenured position as a Chair of the Department at the ranks of full, or associate professor. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or a closely related field and preferably has a professional license; the candidate must be able to develop a significant research program and provide effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Competetive salaries and startup support is provided.


    • Report to the Dean of the College of Engineering

    • Enhance the teaching and research mission of the department.

    • Explore opportunities for curriculum development.

    • Lead the strategic planning process, setting long- and short-term goals aimed at continuously striving for academic excellence and increasing the visibility of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

    • Be responsible for the management of the annual budget for all programs and monitoring the allocation of financial resources.

    The Department has 15 full-time faculty members, 20 adjunct professors, and 400 students. The Department offers three undergraduate programs in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and construction engineering technology, two master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering, two Ph.D. programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering, and two graduate certificate programs in Engineering Project management and Stormwater Management. The Department hosts a National Science Foundation I/UCRC Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center and a number of industries and agencies are recent research sponsors, including the NSF, various DOT’s, DoD, EPA, NOAA, NIH, PA DEP, PA DCED, EPRI, Philadelphia Water Department. The Department also has a master services agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit the following materials through (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) statement on leadership philosophy describing their management experience and strategic vision for promoting research, supporting teaching and faculty development, and creating opportunities for department advancement; (6) statement of diversity and inclusion interests and objectives; (7) contact information for four references. Questions related to this search can be sent to Professor Bechara Abboud (, Search Committee Chair.



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