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Assistant Professor of Engineering Science

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Assistant Professor of Engineering Science


Physics and Engineering Science

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PFAC - Slotted Faculty

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9 mo.

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The Department of Physics and Engineering Science at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2024 in support of its Engineering Science program.Applicants must have a Ph.D. in civil or environmental engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Special preference will be given to applicants with interdisciplinary qualifications or experience. Industrial experience and/or a P.E. license are desirable. Applicants should be teacher-scholars who will establish research agendas that involve undergraduate students, and teach introductory engineering courses and upper-level courses in their area. The position also requires engaging engineering students through active advising and mentoring extra-curricular groups.Start-up funds will be available to establish a research agenda that incorporates undergraduate students. The university’s Smith Science building underwent a $6.5 million renovation in 2017 that included over 1,600 square feet of shared research space.As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness that highlights active learning, and propose a research agenda that incorporates undergraduate students.Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, electronically at One reference must be able to address the applicant’s teaching ability. Candidates must also submit a two-page research agenda that emphasizes the potential for undergraduate participation and a two-page statement of teaching philosophy that describes specifics of what a typical class session would look like to an outside observer. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Siming Guo by email to Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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Ph.D. in civil or environmental engineering or a closely related field.

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Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Math, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

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Chemicals, Heat/Cold, Noise

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Carrying, Lifting, Kneeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Squatting, Standing, Twisting, Walking

Please Select Any and All Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties:

Calculator, Chemicals, Cleaners, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Fax, Lab Apparatus, Machines, Mops/Brooms, Scanner, Telephone, Tools

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