Cullen College of Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering

Department Chair - Civil and Environmental Engineering - Tenured


The Cullen College of Engineering of the University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As part of a major drive for excellence, the college seeks innovative and enthusiastic leadership to significantly enhance the educational and research programs of the CEE Department, as well as increase its national stature.

The successful candidate must possess academic skills and credentials of the highest caliber, with an established national and international reputation in research, and academic and professional leadership in civil and environmental engineering. Credentials appropriate to the rank of Professor are required.

The department has 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 250 undergraduates, and 150 graduate students with programs leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The department has highly respected programs in structural, water resources/ocean, geotechnical, environmental, geosensing, and mechanics of materials engineering and is actively building on these strengths. Recent National Research Council (NRC) ranking placed the program very high compared to many other major universities in the region. Additionally, several faculty members are actively participating in interdisciplinary research centers across the University.

Detailed information, with links to university programs, is available at

The University and Houston, Texas:

The university's 550-acre campus is only a short drive from downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. In addition to being the energy capital, the Houston metropolitan area can boast of leading consulting engineers, construction, oil servicing, computer, telecommunication, and biomed'1cal companies, as well as NASA's Johnson Space Center and the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Greater Houston is a modern, rapidly growing and economically thriving region. It has a full spectrum of cultural activities, as well as sports and outdoor activities.

Application Procedures:

The position is available beginning Fall 2014. Salary and benefits are competitive.  The Committee will accept and review applications until the position is filled.

Send nominations and applications, including a current vita, to Ms Kitty Karson via email:

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.