Department Chair - Dept. of The Built Environment
Indiana State University - College of Technology - Houston, TX

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The College of Technology at Indiana State University (ISU) invites candidates and applications for the position of Department Chair, The Built Environment Department. The department chair reports to the Dean of the College of Technology and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the department in academic, administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions. The Department of The Built Environment was established in 2010 and is the home for three different programs, Construction Management, Safety Management, and Interior Architecture Design; with an enrollment of more than 250 undergraduate students and more than 30 master’s students.

The term built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from personal shelter and buildings to neighborhoods and cities, and can often include their supporting infrastructure. It describes the interdisciplinary field which addresses the design, construction, management and use of these man-made surroundings as an interrelated whole as well as their relationship to human activities and safety over time.

Strategic directions for the Department include continued growth in diversity, development of new programs, research and graduate education, engagement with industry, and community outreach and involvement. To accomplish these goals, the department currently employs 10 faculty and staff. The department must also meet the goals of the new university strategic plan which is located at

Indiana State University combines a tradition of strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service. ISU integrates teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens for Indiana and the world. Inspired by a shared commitment to improving our communities, ISU will be known nationally for academic, cultural, and research opportunities designed to ensure the success of its people and their work.

Initial screening of applications will begin in January 2011 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Candidates should send a letter of application addressing their credentials relative to the required and desired qualifications, curriculum vitae and other supporting documentation, and the names and contact information of at least five professional references. This information should be submitted electronically at:

Indiana State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience


Candidates shall be experienced and knowledgeable in how multiple areas of the built environment interact and be able to bring a vision to the department that they can immediately start to implement. They should demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills as well as ethical, professional and collegial work relationship with faculty and staff. Candidates are required an earned Doctorate at the associate level in one of the Built Environment fields of study or related fields, with outstanding history of quality teaching and administrative accomplishments. Records of successful grantsmanship, and experience in industry are preferred.