Professor - Yabroudi Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 074366 Job Title Professor - Yabroudi Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

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Job Type Full-time Rank Full Professor Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The College of Engineering and Computer Science ( ECS ) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( CIE ) at Syracuse University (SU) invite applications and nominations for the appointment of the Abdallah H. Yabroudi Professorship in Sustainable Civil Infrastructure. Candidates should have a strong background in construction/ sustainable construction asset management, project management and delivery, sustainable building practices, public-private partnership, or other closely related areas. In addition, candidates should have interest in internationalism, and the creation and development of civil infrastructure in emerging economies.

As part of the Invest Syracuse initiative (, the University is implementing an ambitious and aggressive plan to hire 100 new faculty over the next five years to collaborate with existing faculty in multidisciplinary cluster areas focused on many of the grand challenges of this century. Several cluster areas have been identified and may be of interest to the Yabroudi Chair including Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Environment; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Deep Learning, Autonomous Systems and Policy; Big Data and Data Analytics; Social Differences, Social Justice. The University has also recently committed to an interdisciplinary initiative in Public Infrastructure with the launch of the Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute ( The Institute is dedicated to integrating and supporting research and academic programing with a focus on infrastructure across all the schools and colleges of the University.

The CIE Department ( currently has 17 full-time faculty members engaged in teaching and research in construction, environmental, geotechnical, and structural engineering. The Department offers ABET accredited B.S. degrees in both Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering with approximately 250 undergraduate and 100 graduate students in these programs. The Department has close ties with other Departments within the College and across the University, including joint graduate certificate programs in Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Sustainable Enterprise with the Whitman School of Management, and Enterprise Technology Leadership with the School of Information Studies and the Whitman School of Management. For more information on the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at SU, please visit


A PhD in engineering or a closely related field is required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates for the Yabroudi Professorship should be exceptional faculty members with international experience, a distinguished record of scholarship with a funded research program, as well as a global perspective on sustainable civil infrastructure, particularly in emerging countries. Candidates should be deeply invested in the success of students. A record of excellence in teaching and mentorship are critical to this appointment. Appointment of the Yabroudi Professor would be at the associate or full professor level.


Successful candidates are expected to participate in all activities of the Department, including development of an independent, externally funded research program; teaching undergraduate and graduate students in civil and environmental engineering; supervision of graduate and undergraduate students; and university and community service.


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About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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