Assistant/Associate Professor - Construction Engineering and Management

  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Arlington, TX
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Vocational & Technical

Job Description

 

Job Summary:
The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) at the University of Texas at Arlington is seeking an outstanding tenure track Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Management. Exceptional candidates may be considered to be appointed at the rank of tenure track associate professor. This position will be in the College of Engineering with appointment in the CE Department. The CE Department currently has several endowed professorships that are available and can be awarded to the successful candidates with commensurate qualifications. This position focuses on Construction Engineering and Management research areas including but not limited to Automation in Construction, Construction Robotics, 3D Printing, Suitability, Safety, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Twins in Construction, Data Analytics in Construction, Construction Policies and Equity, etc.

University Information
Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and service. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities-Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state's top institutions for academic and research excellence. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times' annual "Best for Vets: Colleges" list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

Department Information


The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. It offers 10 baccalaureate, 14 master's, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College is enjoying extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by faculty and students. The Civil Engineering Department has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and enjoys a robust research enterprise in the areas of construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; geotechnical engineering; infrastructure system engineering and management; structural engineering and mechanics; transportation engineering; and water resources engineering, with per-faculty research expenditures totaling more than $320,000. In addition, the department works with many top civil engineering firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the Texas Department of Transportation, NOAA and other government agencies.

Diversity Statement
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties:
This position will be in the College of Engineering with appointment in the CE Department. The CE Department currently has several endowed professorships that are available and can be awarded to the successful candidates with commensurate qualifications. This position focuses on Construction Engineering and Management research areas including but not limited to Automation in Construction, Construction Robotics, 3D Printing, Suitability, Safety, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Twins in Construction, Data Analytics in Construction, Construction Policies and Equity, etc.

Required Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. degree (All-But-Dissertation, ABD, cases will be considered) in civil engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates for Assistant Professor position must have demonstrated a commitment to quality teaching and scholarly research. Candidates for Associate Professor position are expected to have excellent records of research, scholarship, extramural funding and demonstrated leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:
Research experience in construction engineering and management; teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; proven interdisciplinary research experiences on state/federally funded projects; curriculum/course development; proposal development; and ability to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the College of Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering in both teaching and research.

Special Instructions:
To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials:

  • cover letter,
  • full curriculum vitae,
  • transcripts,
  • statements of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy,
  • statement of potential contribution to the college's and the department's diversity initiatives, including experience with teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students, including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and women,
  • contact information for at least five references.
Review of applications will be continued until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Sharareh (Sherri) Kermanshachi (sharareh.kermanshachi@uta.edu).

For more information about UTA, please visit http://www.uta.edu/uta.

EEO Statement:

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Open Until Filled: No

Location: Arlington

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