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Professor/Department Chair

Tenure Track Position

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering seeks a visionary and accomplished academic and administrative leader as the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The next CEE Chair will report to the Dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and work closely with the college’s leadership team to further its goal of becoming a top 50 college of engineering. Current areas of the department include Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation and Construction Engineering. The next CEE Chair will be expected to partner with existing faculty to foster and advance research and education. The vision of the chair for the department and the ability to attract additional faculty are especially important. In the current College of Engineering’s Strategic Plan, still evolving, the department plays a critical role in the cross-cutting areas of mobility in urban environments and resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The most recent annual report of the college (www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/research/report/) gives an overview of our strategy.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the unique combination of two outstanding universities with overlapping but distinct missions - the nation's top Historically Black College/University with a Tier-1 research university. As such we provide an outstanding research and entrepreneurship-based education to one of the most diverse student populations in the US. Faculty are employed by one of our partner universities, but hold joint faculty privileges at both institutions. FAMU is ranked 2nd public HBCU (historically black college or university) institution, and FSU the nation’s 26th ranked public university (U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019”)

The Department currently offers programs leading to the B.S., M.Eng, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. The undergraduate program is ABET accredited. The Department has 19 full-time faculty members and approximately 350 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students. More information is available in our departmental website: (https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/cee).

Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a related field and have an exemplary record of scholarly activities, a strong record of securing research funding, effective undergraduate and graduate education, and experience in or aptitude for academic administration. Possession of a Professional Engineering (PE) License or the ability to obtain a Florida PE license is desirable.  The Chair will oversee curriculum development, facility planning, and program implementation, serve as a mentor and evaluator of the faculty, and facilitate a collegial and productive work environment for a diverse group of faculty, staff and students. The chair is expected to lead the faculty and students in their quest for excellence in education and research and create a vision and long-term goals for the department. The Chair will work closely with the Industrial Advisory Board, building relationships with industrial supporters and alumni.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Tarek Abichou at abichou@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

Applicants should submit:
  1. A cover letter
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae
  3. A 1-page vision statement
  4. A research and teaching statement
  5. The Names and contact information of four references
  6. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Application documents should be sent in pdf format to the contact email listed below:

civilchairsearch@eng.famu.fsu.edu