Position: The McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level. The vision of the McWhorter School of Building Science is to be the global leader in education and innovation in the built environment. The mission is to create stimulating learning experiences for our students by engaging them in the discovery of the techniques and management of construction.
Position Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, creative and committed faculty who will contribute to our vision and mission. The candidate chosen should be willing to engage in innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching, research and outreach activities by forming strong relationships with students, faculty, alumni, industry, and other academic and professional institutions.
Applicants should be prepared to teach in one or more of the following areas of need: Materials and Methods, Construction Informatics, Construction Safety, Pre-fabrication/Offsite Construction, Contracting Business, and Quality Management. Applicants who can teach emerging and/or interdisciplinary topics in the built environment are also encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate will have instructional opportunities in the thriving undergraduate program, the Master of Building Construction program, and the newly established Building Construction Doctoral program. Some of our faculty members also develop and deliver instruction in the three online Graduate Building Construction Certificate Programs as well as the executive Master of Real Estate program, a joint-program of the College of Business and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Several faculty members are involved in the school’s very-active Study-Abroad program. Many of our faculty members are engaged in the school’s Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration and the development of innovative products, all in pursuit of their interests and ideas (http://www.auburnccic.org).
Duties: Successful candidate is expected to:
1. Teach undergraduate, graduate, distance learning, and/or hands-on courses. Opportunities to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate electives are available. Full list of courses can be found on our website: https://cadc.auburn.edu/construction/.2. Pursue scholarship of teaching and/or research and/or outreach in accordance with the University mission.3. Direct graduate students in completion of their research by participating as a ‘committee chair’ and/or ‘committee member’.4. Work with student organizations and/or mentor student competition teams.5. Maintain active membership in professional organizations.6. Collaborate with other disciplines and interact with the industry.7. Participate in service activities in support of the university and school mission.
1. A Master’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field or a Bachelor degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field with a Master of Business Administration at the time employment begins.2. A minimum of three years appropriate experience in the US construction industry. Significant construction research experience involving direct interaction/work with the construction industry may be considered as a substitute.3. Evidence of excellent communication skills.
1. A Ph.D. degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field (Applicants with an ABD will be considered if they can finish the degree within 2 years of appointment).2. A minimum of five years US construction experience.3. Prior teaching experience at the university level.4. Evidence of strong scholarship (e.g. publications, research grants, outreach, etc.).5. Advanced education, certification, professional registration, licensure, or other relevant credentials.
Special Instructions to the Applicants: Applicants must apply online at: http://www.auemployment.com/postings/20125
For additional information contact:Dr. Salman Azhar, Chair/Search CommitteeWilliam A. Hunt Endowed ProfessorMcWhorter School of Building Science216 Gorrie CenterAuburn University, AL 36849(O) 334-844-5383;Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to join a talented, dedicated and amiable faculty in a progressive learning environment for construction education, please apply online with the following materials: 1) a letter of application summarizing teaching and research interests and expertise; 2) current resume; and 3) name and contact information of three professional/academic references.
Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and will continue until suitable candidates are selected and recommended for appointment. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021. Candidates selected must be able to meet eligibility requirements in the U.S. at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.
Candidates selected must be able to meet eligibility requirements in the U.S. at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment. Applicants must pass a standard University background check.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/
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