The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for the position of department head and professor in civil and environmental engineering. This is a 12-month position. The desired start date for the position is June 22, 2020. The successful applicant will possess an earned doctorate in civil and/or environmental engineering or a closely related field, from an accredited university, with a record of teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient to warrant a tenured appointment, pending approval by the school’s board of regents. The successful applicant should also have the vision and ability to lead a faculty representing a diversified range of interests, a balanced perspective on research and teaching, a history of successful research in a field that complements existing departmental strengths, the ability to initiate and implement cross-disciplinary activities, and demonstrated successful administrative skills. The department head supervises the CEE faculty and staff and reports directly to the provost/vice president for academic affairs. The CEE department head also oversees the construction engineering management graduate program. The primary responsibilities of the department head are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service; to advance professional development of the faculty and staff; to foster growth in the areas of enrollment, research, and fundraising; to promote productive relationships with students, parents, alumni, industry, and government agencies; to demonstrate a commitment to the cultivation of an ethnically and culturally diverse learning community; and to foster productive interdisciplinary relationships with a variety of entities across the university community and beyond. The CEE department head will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental, and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation. South Dakota Mines is an EEO/AA/ADA employer and provider.
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