Chair and Full/Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

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The School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi is seeking an experienced educator, researcher, and administrator for the position of Chair of Civil Engineering. The faculty appointment will be at a rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1900 as one of the first two departments in the School of Engineering and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science with emphases in civil engineering and environmental engineering.

The program currently has 10 faculty (9 tenure/tenure-track; 1 instructor). Of the 9 tenure/tenure-track, 5 have tenure. Two faculty member have joint appointments as  directors of two research centers housed in the School of Engineering. The faculty engage in diverse research areas, including infrastructure, innovative materials, transportation, water pollution, and water resources.

The goals of the Department of Civil Engineering are to:

•    Ensure an environment conducive to learning, teaching, and research;
•    Provide a top-quality ABET-accredited undergraduate program suitable for the 21st century;
•    Foster a vibrant graduate program and perform quality research in line with national trends and achieve national recognition;
•    Establish strong partnerships and lasting relationships with industry, government, professional societies, alumni, and academia; and
•    Make significant contributions to the technological and economic development of the State of Mississippi and the region through education, research, and service.

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi was established in 1900, making it the oldest engineering school in Mississippi. Over the decades, the school has grown to ten undergraduate programs, both master’s and doctoral degrees, a diverse faculty and student body, and alumni excelling in public and private fields. The school has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,100 students and a graduate enrollment of 150. There are around 70 faculty members in seven departments.

The University of Mississippi is actively recruiting, hiring, and retaining the widest array of talented faculty and staff, nationally and internationally.

Application Submission

Applicants should submit the following documents: a letter describing the qualifications listed in the Position Description section above, a full curriculum vitae, a vision for the department, a diversity and inclusion statement, a research statement, a teaching statement, and names/contact information of at least five references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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