Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering and Construction

Jan 24, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor—Search #67538
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing

The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. This position will be based on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction offers on-campus bachelor's degree programs in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Construction and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. The B.S.C.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The B.S.Cons. is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education. Accreditation for the B.S.ConE. from ABET's Engineering Accreditation Commission will be applied for once the program becomes eligible by graduating a cohort of students.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and research responsibilities, as well as a terminal degree in Civil Engineering. The successful candidate will be required to: (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; (2) supervise MS-level theses and undergraduate projects; (3) pursue scholarly activities (including externally-funded research and disseminating it through high quality, peer-reviewed publications); (4) engage in academic mentoring; (5) assist in program assessment and execution of the department's continuous improvement plan; (6) participate in appropriate professional service; and (7) participate in professional activities and organizations. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track 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 by August 1, 2018
• B.S. (or equivalent) degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field
• Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
• Demonstrated potential for teaching and scholarly activities
• Ability to work with diverse populations
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Evidence of excellence in teaching, research and relevant industrial experience
• Professional licensure
• Ability to develop and teach civil engineering/construction courses and laboratories in areas such as Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Construction Engineering
• Ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a brief teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness); a brief research statement (including an outline of research goals and plans); and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent via e-mail (as a single PDF file) to:

Dr. Junan Shen, Search Chair, Search #67538
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction
Georgia Southern University
Phone: 912-478-0084
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 Vice Provost.


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