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CCEE Professor and Department Chair

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700026
Working Title CCEE Professor and Department Chair
Advertised Employing Department Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) ( at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Don and Sharon Greenwood Department Chair. The chair is responsible for the scope and effectiveness of the teaching, research and outreach efforts of the department. Candidates are expected to have an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor, a strong commitment to diversity efforts, and to have demonstrated university and professional community leadership. We seek a dynamic and innovative leader with a bold vision for the future of CCEE at Iowa State as we continue to expand the impact of our research and education in construction engineering and management, transportation engineering, structural engineering, environmental/water resources engineering, and geotechnical/materials engineering.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and will be expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion. The CCEE Department Chair will work collaboratively with peers, other departments, university administration, and Iowa State’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans). The successful candidate will excel in raising funds and promoting strong relations with alumni and corporations.

Required Education and Experience
  • PhD, or equivalent terminal degree, in civil, construction or environmental engineering or closely related field
  • Exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor
  • Evidence of commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Budget and personnel management experience
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in administrative leadership and team building.
Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The CCEE department is nationally recognized for its research and teaching, offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The department has ABET accredited undergraduate programs in both civil engineering and construction engineering. The department is comprised of 33 full-time tenured/tenure-track, 9 non-tenure eligible teaching, and 2 non-tenure eligible research faculty, 20 staff members, and approximately 1000 undergraduate, and 200 graduate students. Departmental research expenditures exceeded $14 million in 2015-16. InTrans ( ranks seventh among university-based transportation research organizations in the United States with more than $17 million in annual expenditures. For more information on the department please visit

The College of Engineering includes eight departments, with over 230 tenure/tenure-track faculty members, and annual research expenditures exceeding $94 million. U.S. News and World Report ranks the college in the top 25 among public universities and is one of the ten largest undergraduate engineering programs in the U.S. Unique facilities at Iowa State include the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, and interdisciplinary centers of excellence such as the Institute for Transportation (InTrans), Iowa Wind Energy Institute, and Bioeconomy Institute. Additionally, the department has a number of centers and laboratories that support the research enterprise, please visit

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see<>).

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Kristen Constant
Department Contact Phone 515-294-3337
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration date has been updated.

Application Instructions

All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this job.” Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) a letter of application/cover letter;
2) a curriculum vita;
3) a statement of educational, research, diversity, and leadership philosophy that includes the candidate’s vision for the future of the department (added as “other document 1”); and
4) full contact information for at least five professional references.

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If you have questions regarding this position, please email Professor Kristen Constant (, chair of the search committee or call 515-294-3337. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please e-mail employment@ or call 515-294-4800.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 06/16/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Professor - 1000
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other Document(s) 1
Optional Documents