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The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of construction engineering & management effective August 2017. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of associate professor; however, assistant professor level appointments will be considered for outstanding candidates. A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration and professional experience are desirable but not required.
Candidates with specific research expertise that contributes to the University's emerging emphasis on intelligent infrastructure and smart design & construction are particularly encouraged to apply. All faculty members in the CEE Department are expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as to specialized graduate education. Likewise, they are expected to develop a strong record of scholarly work and sponsored research. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Vecellio Construction Engineering & Management Program and will also have the opportunity to become a principal faculty member in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. As such, the successful candidate will join a critical mass of faculty focused on research and education in construction and the built environment. Likewise, the CEE Department currently has 59 faculty members, with approximately 330 full-time graduate students and 550 undergraduate students. The Via Endowment allows the department to offer a significant number of scholarships and fellowships to highly qualified students.
A successful candidate should be able to: (1) work across traditional boundaries in discovery, learning and engagement activities; (2) teach fundamental courses in infrastructure delivery, development and management; (3) sustain or develop a nationally recognized sponsored research program; (4) generate high impact scholarly work; and (5) contribute to the University's emerging Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area through research and teaching in thematic areas such as smart, sustainable cities and communities; smart construction; integrated energy systems; infrastructure network dynamics and engineering; cyber-physical systems; infrastructure resilience; or a related area.
-Doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely aligned field
-Evidence of scholarship/research and record of external funding for research for appointment at Associate Professor level; evidence of potential for scholarship/research and external funding for research for appointment at Assistant Professor level
-Effective communication skills
-Commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research
-Post-doctoral experience or experience in a faculty position at the university level
-Experience in supervising graduate student research and theses
-Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population
-Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
-Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable but not required
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 10/24/2016