The College of Engineering of Utah State University is seeking a dynamic individual with strong leadership skills, knowledge, and experience in water and environmental research to fill the position of Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL). The UWRL Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering and is typically a tenured faculty member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department with the rank of Professor. The UWRL Director is responsible for managing fiscal and personnel resources at the UWRL, requiring a broad knowledge of operations, external funding, contracts and grants, project management, personnel management, and business development. This position requires close relationships with Colleges outside of Engineering such as Agriculture and Natural Resources together with state and federal agencies and other stakeholders relevant to water and environmental interests.
The UWRL has been a national and international leader in water and environmental research for over 50 years. As the oldest and one of the largest university-based water research facilities in the U.S., the UWRL is a unique facility capable of providing state-of-the-art laboratory space and research support for large-scale hydraulic and physical modeling and testing, water resources and hydrology studies, and environmental research. Housed in two buildings, UWRL facilities comprise 113,000 square feet of laboratory, computer, and office space for faculty, students, and staff. In addition to two world-class hydraulics laboratories, the UWRL also houses a state-of-the-art environmental quality analytical laboratory with instrumentation and capabilities for analyses of samples across environmental media (water, soil, and air). Funding to support UWRL activities is available from the State of Utah through Utah Mineral Lease and State Appropriated Funds, as well as through external research contracts and grants. Faculty within the Water and Environmental Engineering programs within the CEE Department are partly supported by the UWRL to promote research relevant to the state and also promote interdisciplinary research within and outside of Utah. More information about the UWRL is available at http://uwrl.usu.edu/.
Earned PhD or PhD-equivalent degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related discipline relevant to the UWRL. Demonstrated evidence of effective leadership, management of resources, and mentoring of faculty and staff. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated academic and research qualifications and experience in water and environmental issues eligible to receive academic rank of Professor. Demonstrated experience and leadership in securing and managing external funding. An established record of effective teaching and student mentorship.
Experience in fiscal oversight and budget development with multiple funding streams. Experience in national and international outreach and developmental activities.
Internal Number: 4060
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