Civil Engineering, Geomatics

San Jose
Jan 26, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Specialization: Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Geomatics
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24368
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at San Jose State University (SJSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the broad area of Geomatics, with preference at the rank of Assistant Professor; however, highly qualified candidates may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering field. Applicants must also have a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related civil engineering field, and demonstrable experience in Geomatics.
Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching in classroom and laboratory settings using a variety of pedagogical techniques and technological tools to reach a diverse population. They must be able to lead the department in a redesign of the current surveying/drafting curriculum and teach a modern curriculum that meets industry and accreditation standards in Geomatics (GIS, CAD and/or surveying) using modern civil engineering tools that will prepare students for licensure and to enter industry. An ability to teach in a variety of civil engineering areas and the ability to obtain a professional license are desirable. Candidates should also demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarly research, with an expectation of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations. The position requires excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Providing quality education is a top priority for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Candidates must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. In addition to teaching engineering courses, faculty members in the department are expected to develop curricula and laboratories and should plan to establish externally funded research programs and publish peer-reviewed papers. Faculty members advise, develop curricula in their field of expertise, and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They also serve on committees and task forces under shared governance to improve policies and resources for the betterment of education.
Salary Range:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21, 2018

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. A successful applicant must be able to produce proof of Ph.D. degree prior to start date.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application (please include a brief justification if applying at the rank of Associate Professor), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and research experience and objectives by February 19, 2018 to Supplemental materials and at least three current original letters of reference with contact information may be requested after the initial deadline.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
San Jose State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San Jose State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

																																									San Jose State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San Jose State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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