About Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University (WKU): Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse community of 61,500 people, about 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. We seek to attract teaching- and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members. The university's population of approximately 20,000 students includes 35% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 6% international students. A comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (http://www.wku.edu/seas/) at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Civil Engineering program with expertise in, but not limited to, Geotechnical or Transportation. The expected start date will be August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and labs in their area of expertise as well as other areas of Civil Engineering depending on the needs of the program. It will be expected that a productive scholarly applied research program that includes undergraduate students will be developed. Service activities at all levels of the university are expected, as well as academic and professional mentoring to students.
Candidates with relevant professional experience are especially encouraged to apply. The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and minorities.
The Scott Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering is one of two fully endowed chairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The first fully endowed chair in the University nearly 20 years ago, the $2 million endowment has supported a wide range of faculty and student engagement in applied research and projects. Ample opportunity exists to further the program's Civil Engineering research, student engagement, and industrial partnerships using resources provided by the endowment. A successful candidate in an area related to the mission of the CE program may be invited to apply for the Scott Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering.
The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system (https://wku.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=94189#pageTop) by March 5, 2018 although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.
You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.