Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Construction

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Nov 01, 2020
Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

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Assistant Professor-Search #67806
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing


The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Department of Civil Engineering & Construction (CEC) offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE), Construction Engineering (BSConE), and Construction (BSCons). The BSCE program is accredited by ABET and the BSCons program is accredited by ACCE; the new BSConE program will secure initial ABET accreditation after graduating its first cohort of students. The department also offers a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Delivery of the curriculum for each program emphasizes hands-on and experiential learning where students develop practical skills valued by employers. State-of-the art equipment and software are employed in both classroom and laboratory/field settings to prepare students to be productive technical professionals when they graduate.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor will engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct research in an area of expertise, and support the service mission of the department. The successful candidate will: 1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; 2) engage in academic mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students; 3) establish and sustain an externally funded research program complementing current research efforts of the CEC department; 4) generate a scholarly publication record; (5) assist in program assessment and execution of the department's continuous improvement plan; (6) participate in technical committees and professional activities and organizations; and (7) exhibit a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates should communicate well, collaborate effectively and contribute to the mission of the department. The position is an academic (9/10-month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

While candidates with research interests from all areas of construction and civil engineering will be considered, priority will be given to the following areas: surveying and geomatics, construction safety, construction graphics, and construction cost control.

Required Qualifications:
Earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering or a closely related field by July 1, 2021
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Technical background in construction engineering, construction science and administration, infrastructure development, or closely related areas of expertise
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
Relevant industry experience in the field
Expertise in surveying, construction graphics, project cost analysis, estimating, project management, and scheduling
Experience in curriculum planning and development
Track record of funded research and research publications in a related field
Previous teaching experience at a higher education institution
Relevant licensures (PE, CPM, LEED or similar)
Experience with ACCE and/or ABET accreditation and program development

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Celine Manoosingh, Search Chair, Search #67806
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: cmanoosingh@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-6266

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/jobs. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.





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