Director/Manager of Civil Laboratories, Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applicants for a Director/Manager of Civil Laboratories position in civil engineering.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Direct and manage day-to day operation and activities associated with civil engineering laboratories (concrete, asphalt, soil & mechanics of materials laboratories).
2. Ensure laboratory is compliant with university, state and federal regulatory requirements related to personnel safety and quality of laboratory testing as well as professional conduct in assigned areas.
3. Maintain a safe, clean and quality testing environment in the civil engineering laboratories. Oversee investigations of technical issues of lab equipment.
4. Prepare laboratories for instruction.
5. Develop and teach undergraduate laboratories in civil engineering.
6. Assist in the preparation/modification of the laboratory manual.
7. Recommend needed materials, components and equipment.
8. Perform routine maintenance of laboratory and related equipment, supplies and specimens.
9. Complete an annual inventory of laboratory equipment.
10. Make requisition for necessary equipment and supplies.
11. Train students to operate equipment related to labs.
12. Assist students with class projects and senior design projects requiring laboratory activity.
13. Work with department head and faculty on occasional UTC events, such as conferences, workshops, lab visits by external entities or individuals, and promotional and recruitment activities.
14. Department liaison with local community and industry.
15. Improve procedures and functions of the laboratories in which the applicant will be working.
16. Perform other related duties as necessary.

Qualifications and Minimum Requirements
Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related field preferably with two years of experience in academia or industry.
  • Experience with operating different testing equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High standards of interpersonal skills.
  • General computer skills and the competency in using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and specific training and skills in AutoCAD would be a plus.

Application Procedures

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest, including teaching certifications/trainings.
  • CV/Resume, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Review of applications will begin June 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $70,000 per calendar year

Qualifications :

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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