Job ID: 128960

Professor and Head of the Department

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Sep. 11, 2019
  • Professor and Head of the Department
  • Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP)
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nov. 30, 2019
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Engineering - Other
    Energy Technology
    Ecological and Environmental
    Risk Management & Financial Engineering

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) College of Engineering invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP).

Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique department focused on bringing unique interdisciplinary methods to policy problems where the technical details matter and to technology problems where social influences and impacts must be considered. EPP is one of seven departments in the College of Engineering at CMU, along with Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. Fundamental to its mission, EPP maintains close ties with these departments as well as other schools throughout the university through joint faculty appointments, joint degrees, multidisciplinary research projects and centers, and a high level of shared educational and research activities both within the college and with other colleges, departments and programs at CMU. EPP research spans many areas of engineering and policy including energy systems, climate and the environment, information and communications technology, technology innovation, and risk analysis.

The current activities of the department are described at Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, PA, which has been designated the most livable city in the United States six times since 2000.

An accomplished academic leader is sought to provide strategic vision and outstanding operational management, to oversee world-class research and educational programs. The new Department Head will maintain and strengthen the culture of collaboration and innovation in the department and throughout the university, expand the reputation of the department, lead the department in strategic planning, expand alumni interactions and fundraising, promote diversity within the department and institution, and demonstrate a commitment to high-quality administration and high-quality student experience. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse research and educational environment and seek applicants who can help us do that.

Individuals with expertise across a wide range of areas including both the engineering and policy domains will be considered. Applicants must have an earned PhD in a field of engineering or science closely related to department activities and have experience in the area of policy. Teaching experience and an internationally recognized record of research are essential. Applicants must be qualified for an appointment at the rank of Professor of Engineering with tenure.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2019. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 1, 2020. E-mail inquiries concerning this position may be sent to the Search Committee at

Interested candidates should submit applications electronically at

including a cover letter outlining your leadership experience, your vision for the future of engineering and public policy (U.S. and global), and the characteristics needed for the success of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy in the future; curriculum vitae; and three statements: statement of research experience and interests, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a diversity statement that outlines how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Search Committee will solicit names of references and their contact information only for a subset of applicants after the initial review. These applicants will be notified in advance before letters are requested.

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