Limited-Term Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Limited-Term Assistant Professor
Search #30017
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management invites applications and nominations for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor (i.e., Visiting Assistant Professor).

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia and is the largest, most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern is a premier choice for more than 20,600 students representing 50 states and 88 nations.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers an array of programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Georgia Southern provides all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college, and takes great pride in providing an educational environment where students can engage in scholarship, research and service as they prepare for lifelong success.

Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia, a classic community of approximately 30,000 residents just an hour from historic Savannah. It is recognized for providing enriching opportunities for people of all ages while benefitting the region and state.

The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management supports the University mission of bridging theory with practice, extending the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promoting student growth and life success. The mission of the department is to prepare graduates for professional employment and life-long learning in the civil engineering and/or construction professions. The faculty strives to accomplish this mission through a commitment to the continuous pursuit of academic excellence as evidenced by student-centric and application-based instruction, scholarship and service.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the primary responsibility of this position is teaching. The position requires a terminal degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field. The faculty member in this position is required to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory), supervise undergraduate projects, engage in academic advising, and participate in professional activities and organizations. The position is a 9-month, temporary appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned terminal degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Civil Engineering or Surveying and Mapping, by August 1, 2017.
• Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories in the following areas: surveying, geomatics, transportation
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Relevant industrial experience
• Relevant professional licensing or certifications
• Previous teaching experience at the university/college level
• Experience using online teaching tools (e.g. web-based instruction)
• Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities

Screening of applications begins June 30, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Roger Purcell, Search Chair, Search #30017
Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Management
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-7170

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.


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