Asst/Assoc/Full Teaching Professor - Civil Engineering

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Position OverviewThe Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at The University of Kansas (KU) is seeking outstanding candidates for an Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor in the areas of structural engineering and engineering mechanics. The candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by time of appointment.

Appointment level will be based on an applicant’s scholarly and teaching record and practical experience. All Teaching Professor positions, regardless of rank, are non-tenured positions appointed for a three-year limited term period. Due to the percentage of effort focused upon instructional duties, all applicants must possess outstanding teaching skills and teach a minimum of twelve credit hours of regularly scheduled classes per semester.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering has a long history of excellence in the field of structural engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering and engineering mechanics. The candidate’s specific area(s) of specialty are meant to enhance and complement ongoing programs and existing expertise in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department.

The University of Kansas School of Engineering (http://engr.ku.edu/) has undergone a significant expansion while taking explicit care to maintain and improve the high-quality student programs the university is known for. The effort involved a multi-faceted approach aimed at growing our facilities, faculty, leadership, research and, most important, supporting students, as it helps industry partners find the new talent, designs and techniques they need to fuel economic growth and business success. The Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (http://ceae.ku.edu/) currently has 26 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and three professors of practice, approximately 400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students, with programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

KU is a comprehensive educational and research-intensive AAU institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system, with 28,500 students and 2,800 faculty members. Opened in 1866, KU’s main campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, occupying 1,000 acres on Mount Oread in Lawrence, a thriving city of 95,000, located 30 minutes west of Kansas City in the forested hills of eastern Kansas.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU’s vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/. Job Description75% Teaching -Teach courses totaling 12 credit hours per semester in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Architectural Engineering (ARCE) and Civil Engineering (CE) programs in engineering mechanics and structural engineering analysis and design. Teaching responsibilities include enhancing and improving curriculum and advising students on course selection.

15% Service - Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve on graduate committees and other departmental committees, work with student organizations, and collaborate with faculty and staff in enhancing the curriculum, recruiting highly qualified students, and with promotional activities. Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair, such as providing general internal service at KU at the department, school and university levels.

10% Scholarly Engagement - Active in scholarly engagement activities including but not limited to carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, development of pedagogical teaching practices that expand and delivers new methods of teaching to precipitate dynamic learning engagements or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning. May include participation in or presenting professional development and workshops, scholarly presentations at meetings, publications, documenting and disseminating the results of inquiry into improving teaching and learning.
Required QualificationsFor appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor:
  1. PhD in civil engineering, structural engineering, or a closely related discipline OR Master’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or a closely related discipline and three years of practical or teaching experience in structural engineering.
  2. Ability to develop and teach courses in engineering mechanics and structural engineering analysis and design
  3. Ability to communicate ideas in oral and written form as demonstrated by application materials and interview
Associate Teaching Professor: all the above for Assistant level and at least 6 years of practical or teaching experience in structural engineering.

Full Teaching Professor: all the above for Assistant level and at least 12 years of practical or teaching experience in structural engineering. Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete online application will include the following PDF files: a letter of application, curriculum vita, a teaching statement and diversity statement, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of application materials begins September 5, 2022 and continues as long as necessary to collect a qualified pool of candidates.
Contact Information to ApplicantsAndres Lepage - [email protected] Advertised Salary RangeCommensurate with Experience Application Review Begins05-Sep-2022 Anticipated Start Date18-Aug-2023

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Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

Instruction 

KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

Research 

The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

Service 

The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

Values 

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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