Assistant Professor-Geotechnical Engineering

Houston, TX
May 29, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position?YesHours of WorkTBAPosition Details

Position Information

Posting NumberTSU201496Official TSU TitleAssistant Professor-Geotechnical EngineeringGrant TitleAssistant Professor-Geotechnical EngineeringJob Description Summary / TWC Summary

Academic instruction for assigned civil engineering classes; with expertise in geotechnical engineering. Successful individual will provide academic advising for civil engineering students; and he or she will work with others in in ensuring satsfactory progress towards program compliance with requirements of regional and disciplinary acccreditation bodies.

Essential Duties Summary

Teach geotechnical engineering classes. Provide comprehensive and integrated assessment of program to assure progress towards regional and disciplinary accreditation. Provide academic advising for students in the department. Assist with accreditation issues for the department.



Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience.Education

Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering and other closely-related degree.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Work Experience

Requires three to five years of experience as faculty engaged in teaching of classes in ECE or similar program.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Some leadership and supervisory responsibility.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Handles some unrelated functions. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents. May monitor budget activities but no responsibility for budget and expenditure authority.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Performs tasks and duties under general supervision, using established procedures and some innovation. Chooses from limited alternatives to resolve problems. Occasional independent judgment is required to complete work assignments. Often makes recommendations to work procedures, policies and practices. Refers unusual problems to supervisor.

Personal/Organizational Contacts

Regular contact with others, including students, general public, visitors and University personnel. Purpose of contacts is to explain, clarify or interpret information. May handle confidential information and some complex matters.

Customer Service Relationships

Requires moderate interpersonal and communication skills to ensure that customer requests or needs are met. Acknowledges and clarifies customer inquiries, requests, or complaints to ensure that needs are identified, documented and addressed.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Working conditions involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and require following basic safety precautions. Physical demands include moderate physical activity that includes prolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objects and/or using or carrying equipment. Work may require routine travel.

Desired start datePosition End Date (if temporary) Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close DateOpen Until Filled (overrides close field) YesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants.Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have three to five years of experience as faculty engaged in teaching of classes in ECE or similar program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Other Document
  5. Reference Letter 1
  6. Reference Letter 2
  7. Reference Letter 3

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