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Director of NCCHE and Professor of Civil Engineering


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Civil Engineering (10000919)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

The School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi is seeking an experienced researcher, administrator and faculty member for the position of Director of the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE) and tenured/tenure-track faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering.  The faculty appointment will be at a rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Position Details

Appointment: 12 month 

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have:

  • Doctoral degree in Civil or Water Resources Engineering or a closely related field;
  • Research experience in developing and applying state of the art numerical models in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, water quality, environment science, or water resources,
  • Strong commitment to teaching excellence in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, water quality, environment science, or water resources at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • A history of securing extramural funding from different sponsors
  • Proficiency managing multiple, large, complex research projects
  • Demonstrated ability mentoring graduate students to success
  • A record of collaboration with a wide range of constituents (faculty, staff, students; industry and government officials; and private, state, and federal sponsors).
  • Experience in supervising, mentoring, and empowering staff
  • A clear vision for advancing the center
Tentative Time Frame

Review applications                          March 2020

Phone/video interviews                     April 2020

On-campus interviews                      May 2020

Select candidate                               June 2020

New director on board                      July 2020

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the Univeristy of Mississippi was established in 1900, making it the oldest engineering school in Mississippi. Over the decades, the school has grown to ten undergraduate programs, both master’s and doctoral degrees, a diverse faculty and student body, and alumni excelling in public and private fields. The school has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,450 students and a graduate enrollment of 150. There are around 70 faculty members  in seven departments.

National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE)

The NCCHE was established by the State of Mississippi’s Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees in 1982, as a research unit within the School of Engineering at The University of Mississippi.  The NCCHE is supported completely through external funds from state and federal agencies and industry partners.  NCCHE’s mission is to foster the growth of research in computational hydroscience and engineering, which is the foundation for the development of new research and engineering tools, computational simulation models for conducting scientific research, engineering analysis and design, and environmental and ecological impact assessments in the area of natural resources (soil and water) conservation.

Civil Engineering Department

The University of Mississippi opened its doors in 1848 with 80 students and four faculty members, including John Millington, a civil engineer.  Professor Millington's background contained much practical civil engineering experience and established the tradition of engineering excellence at the University of Mississippi.  Civil engineering has been a strong and vibrant program since 1900. The blend of tradition and innovation, where lasting values are combined with the newest technologies, provides the perfect setting for civil engineering education.   The department is composed of 9 faculty members  and one  instructors and has a student enrollment of 135 undergraduates and 25  graduate students.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi