The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) seeks applications for the position of Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVE). Candidates are sought who have an earned doctorate and national reputation in civil or environmental engineering. The candidate must have the following: a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and leadership; a strong record of externally funded research; a record of leadership in professional societies; proven administrative and financial management abilities; a vision to lead the school to excellence; and demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will possess the qualifications required for the rank of Professor.
Oklahoma State University is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, approximately 60 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The School currently has 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 250 undergraduate students, and 80 graduate students. The School has been an historical leader in engineering education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and offers a unique blend of teaching and research excellence. The School is ABET accredited with B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Over 90% of CIVE students pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and obtain employment before graduation. Research expenditures in 2014 were greater than $2.8 million. The CIVE program is undergoing strategic expansion through the addition of the Bert Cooper Engineering Laboratory (BCEL). This is a $7.5 million, 33,000 SF facility devoted to structures and materials engineering research. The University is in the planning stages for a $30 million undergraduate laboratory building for CEAT and has a goal of hiring 50 new faculty members in five years in the college. More information on the school can be found at https://cive.okstate.edu/.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The target starting date is July 1, 2016. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.okstate.edu/employment-opportunities. Please submit a single pdf with the following: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of capabilities, qualification, and philosophy to serve as a department head; vision statement for the future of CIVE; and contact information for at least five professional references. Any questions may be sent to the chair of the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.