Department Head – Department of Civil Engineering

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

ID: 7100336
Posted: May 18, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University seeks an individual with the experience to provide leadership and administrative oversight for successful instructional, research, and diversity, equity, inclusion programs as the next Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. The successful candidate will be student-focused and through strong industry partnerships and collaboration be committed to grow student investment and enrollment and produce job-ready graduates. The next Head will be a strong promoter of teaching, research, service, and faculty development. Additionally, the ideal candidate will:

Lead the department of civil engineering (CE) as it increases the number of incoming and graduating students, develops new knowledge, and disseminates information.
Provide leadership and administrative actions for the department that advance the knowledge and application of engineering and technology to environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation/materials, and water resources systems.
Provide oversight and management for the CE department, teaching, and research programs; supervise the CE office professionals; oversee/administer the departmental budget; facilitate grants, contracts, and other external funding, and developmental support activities; foster a diverse and inclusive environment and respond to college and university programmatic and informational requests.
Lead and support efforts to maintain ABET accreditation.
Represent the CE departmental faculty, students and programs at College of Engineering executive/leadership committees, other college/university functions, and within the engineering communities.
Provide vision and leadership to advance the goals of the land grant mission, and the college of engineering and CE departmental strategic priorities.
Foster collaborations with engineering and non-engineering degree programs in the university.
Facilitate external funding support and opportunities, including working with alumni; local, state, and federal agencies; industry partners; and the Kansas State University Foundation.
Mentor and develop faculty and staff to grow professionally.
This position reports to the dean of the College of Engineering and has a strong working relationship with the dean and senior leaders in the College of Engineering. The department head is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets of the department. The department head works with faculty, staff, and students to deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, fosters research efforts of the highest quality, and maintains productive relationships and development activities with alumni, industry partners, and government agencies.

Why Join Us:

The department of civil engineering at Kansas State University, established in 1907, has a nationally recognized interdisciplinary research program and maintains a rich tradition of teaching excellence. The department offers an ABET accredited BS degree, as well as MS and PhD programs. Established programs of study and research include environmental, geotechnical, structural, water resources, and transportation and materials engineering. These activities are supported through numerous departmental laboratories for research and teaching. Several centers and multidisciplinary programs exist to facilitate collaboration. The department has 15 faculty members and approximately 250 undergraduate and graduate students.

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering will educate the next generation of diverse and inclusive technological leaders through the dissemination and creation of knowledge and scholarly activity that results in a safe, sustainable, and secure society. The college has eight academic departments and offers more than 30 programs, including 14 undergraduate, 11 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. With more than 3,000 students enrolled, it is the second largest college at K-State.

Kansas State University educates over 20,000 of tomorrow’s potential leaders. The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 73 master’s degrees, 44 doctoral degrees and 43 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation’s best colleges and the association of Public and Land-grant Universities designated Kansas State University as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.

Commonly referred to as K-State, the university is proud of its welcoming environment and considers all K-Staters family. Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships. Additionally, K-State is undergoing exciting and all-encompassing new strategic plan initiatives building upon the capacities, partnerships, and accountability of becoming a “Next-Generation Land-Grant University.”