[ES_JOBS_NET] Department Chair – Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering - George Mason University

Viviana Maggioni vmaggion at gmu.edu
Wed Oct 26 09:15:21 MDT 2016

Department Chair – Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering 
The George Mason University Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering invites applications for the position of Department Chair. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 


The Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering is seeking a highly accomplished individual to lead the department in achieving continued excellence and national and international recognition, and to further encourage existing collaborations with academic and governmental institutions, including U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Turner Fairbank Labs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources (IWR), Department of Defense Army and Navy Research Labs, NASA, NOAA, and the research branches of Virginia’s state agencies. The incumbent will be expected to mentor junior faculty and to work collaboratively to promote the collective interests of 13 full time faculty, 30 adjunct faculty and 400 students. This position will work to strengthen partnerships with industry, and relationships with alumni and other constituents. The individual will also have the opportunity to recruit new faculty and guide the department’s future growth, which is anticipated to be very significant. 


Must have an earned doctorate in civil engineering or closely aligned field, and be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor;
Should have an outstanding research and publication record, as well as a commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education; and
Should have appropriate administrative experience, including fostering interdisciplinary research/education; and mentoring students, faculty and staff. 
About the Department:

The Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering offers the M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D., in addition to an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited B.S. degree. During the last five years, the department has experienced tremendous growth in new research awards and enrollment. Total enrollment across all degrees has risen to more than 400 students. The Volgenau School of Engineering is committed to significant investment in the expansion of the department faculty, and to double the current size within 5-10 years. The department has an enviable and strong relationship with industry, including over 30 companies and individuals working in partnership as the Civil Engineering Institute (http://civil.gmu.edu/about-cei), a unique organization formed to support the mission and vision of the department. 

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, categorized as R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Research Institutions, and is ranked the 14th Most Innovative School by the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Mason is located in the affluent northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. 

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F093Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, vision statement for the Civil and Infrastructure Department (to be attached as ‘Other Doc’), and the names of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin after January 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Dr. Liza Wilson Durant, Acting Chair; Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering; at ldurant2 at gmu.edu. 
Further information about the department can be found on its Web site at http://www.civil.gmu.edu/.

Viviana Maggioni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS-6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030
Office: ENGR Suite 1413
Phone: 703-993-5117

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