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Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor


Construction Science

Location
College Station, Texas
Open Date
9/15/2019
Position ID
67852
Description

The Department of Construction Science,College of Architecture at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications from exceptionally qualified candidates for up to two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions with a 9-month academic appointment beginning fall semester 2020. The successful candidates are expected to develop cutting-edge and nationally recognized research programs specific to their area of specialty, contribute to scholarly work in the construction research domain, promote students’ high-impact lifelong learning experience through the integration of research and education, and engage in professional service.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, university, and the field, including outreach to industry.  The successful candidate will be expected to lecture, lab, and seminar courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Department of Construction Science (COSC) is one of the largest and highly recognized programs of construction higher education in the world. Currently, the Department has: (1) a student population composed of 1,000 students at the Bachelor’s level, 60 students at the Master’s level, and 20 students at the doctoral; (2) 42 faculty and 6 staff members; (3) the support of a Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), composed of approximately 220 construction and construction-related companies; and (4) eight endowed professorships. COSC’s undergraduate program has been continuously accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) since 1978, and in 2012, the master’s program in Construction Management was the first graduate program accredited by ACCE. Both programs are STEM coded. Each year, the Department awards more than $500,000 in scholarships through the support of our partners, and conducts the largest department-level career fair at TAMU, with approximately 175 companies participating in a career fair each semester. The Department is housed in Francis Hall, a newly-renovated, state-of-the-art 35,000 SF historic building located in the heart of the campus, being the only stand-alone building for construction education in the State of Texas. More information on COSC is available at: http://cosc.arch.tamu.edu/.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a high potential to develop a nationally recognized research program supported by external research grants and contracts.
  • Successful candidates are expected to teach in both graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in construction management or a closely related discipline. Candidates who will obtain their Ph.D. by the time of their appointment are also encouraged to apply.

 

Application Instructions

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019 as the application review process is expected to start on the first week of November, but the positions will remain open until filled. These faculty positions are full time, nine-month appointments, with the opportunity for conducting research, continuing education, or industry internships in the summer months. Salary is highly competitive and depends on the candidate's credentials. Applications must include the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research and Teaching Statement (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Names and contact information of five professional references
Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.