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Endowed Chair/Professorship in Flexible Pavements, University of Missouri
The University of Missouri Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks an innovative leader to fill a newly endowed position in the area of Asphalt/Flexible Pavements. This is a new tenured or tenure track position to be filled at the Associate Professor level or higher. Candidates with distinguished academic records and demonstrated promise will be considered, including well-established "senior" candidates with a long track record of sustained academic success as well as mid-career "rising stars" with a strong evidence of scholarly achievement and future promise. The selected candidate will be awarded the position of Endowed Chair or Endowed Professor, as appropriate for the candidate’s accomplishments.
 
The holder of this endowed position will be expected to build and maintain a nationally recognized program of research, education, and technical service in the field of Asphalt/Flexible Pavements. The individual will establish and operate a research/teaching laboratory, educate graduate and undergraduate students, conduct significant and meaningful research, publish in respected national and international publications, and otherwise build a nationally recognized program in Asphalt/Flexible Pavements. Additional expectations include:
 
Coordinate with the Missouri Asphalt Pavers Association (MAPA) and others including state, federal, and local governments to identify significant research, technology and educational needs in Asphalt/Flexible Pavements
Establish a strong externally funded research program that includes linkages with the asphalt industry, NCAT, FHWA, NCHRP, and TRB as well as governmental units within Missouri
Partner in research with other universities or firms when appropriate to enhance the strength of the asphalt/flexible pavements program
Develop and teach a university level curriculum in Asphalt/Flexible Pavements
Annually present a report of goals, activities, and accomplishments at the annual meeting of MAPA or at another mutually agreed upon time
A PhD in Civil, Materials or Construction Engineering or other related areas is required. Professional engineering licensure in Missouri is expected within three years of appointment. Practical industrial experience in the asphalt industry is desirable. A successful track-record of teaching, research and service is required.
 
Interested candidates should submit an online application including a letter of interest, resume, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic under the College of Engineering. Questions regarding the application procedure may be directed to Ms. Mary McCush, CEE Department, E2509 Lafferre Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-2200, by phone 573-882-6084 or electronically to mccushm@missouri.edu. Questions regarding the position or expectations should be directed to Erik Loehr, Interim Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, eloehr@missouri.edu or 573-882-6269. Further information about the department is available at http://www.civil.missouri.edu/
 
As the flagship campus of the UM system, the University of Missouri (MU) is a member of the American Association of Universities and is designated Doctoral/Research Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
 
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
 
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by 02 October 2015.
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