TENURE or TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
The Department of Construction Science (COSC) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications from qualified candidates for up to four full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor and Associate Professor positions, with a target start date of Fall 2022. Our intent is to hire Assistant Professors but Associate Professors who have a very strong record of scholarship supported by external grants are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates are expected to develop cutting-edge and nationally recognized research programs specific to their area of specialty, contribute to scholarly work in the construction research domain, promote students’ high-impact lifelong learning experience through the integration of research and education, and engage in professional service.
- Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate high potential and/or a proven track record to develop a nationally recognized research program supported by external research grants and contracts. Specific research areas may include but are not limited to;
a. Construction safety: construction worker safety and health, the socio-economic impact of injuries and Illnesses of construction workers, issues of the minority construction workforce, safety risk analysis, prevention through design, intervention effectiveness, safety training, and education, etc.
b. Smart construction: artificial intelligence-driven, a construction innovation, construction robotics, human and machine interaction for construction, applications of the internet of things (IoT) for construction, the role of construction in space exploration, etc.
c. Sustainable construction: stronger, lighter, and more sustainable construction materials, energy and cost-efficient construction methods and technologies, modeling and analysis for energy-efficient facilities, the role of construction for sustainable communities and cities, etc.
- Successful candidates are expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels. A standard teaching load for a tenure track or tenured faculty is two courses per semester.
- Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in construction or a closely related discipline. Candidates who will obtain their Ph.D. by the time of their appointment are also encouraged to apply.
COSC is one of the largest and highly recognized programs of construction higher education in the world. Currently, the Department has: (1) a student population composed of 1,100 students at the Bachelor’s level, 150 students at the Master’s level, and 30 students at the doctoral programs; (2) 33 faculty and 4 staff members; (3) the support of a Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), composed of approximately 200 construction and construction-related companies; and (4) eight endowed professorships. COSC’s undergraduate program has been continuously accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) since 1978, and in 2012, the master’s program in Construction Management was the first graduate program accredited by ACCE. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has recently approved the new Ph.D. program in Construction Science that will be housed in the Department of Construction Science. The new doctoral program specific to construction is the first in Texas and it offers three concentration areas; a) construction management, b) smart construction, and c) sustainable construction to meet the rapid changes and demands from the construction industry and academia. All programs are STEM coded. Each year, the Department awards more than $500,000 in scholarships through the support of our partners, and conducts the largest department-level career fair at TAMU, with approximately 175 companies participating in a career fair each semester. The Department is housed in Francis Hall, a newly-renovated with $10M, state-of-the-art 35,000 SF historic building located in the heart of the campus, being the only stand-alone building for construction education in the State of Texas. More information on the Department is available at: https://cosc.arch.tamu.edu/.
Located in College Station, Texas, TAMU is about 90 miles northwest of Houston and about 100 miles northeast of Austin, within a three-hour drive from Dallas, San Antonio, and Galveston. TAMU’s main campus is home to over 64,000 students, with more than 436,000 former students worldwide. As an incubator for knowledge creation and an exemplar in experiential teaching, TAMU is a Tier 1 public university, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and one of only 17 institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. More information on TAMU is available at: https://www.tamu.edu/
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2021, as the application review process is expected to start on the first week of November, but the positions will remain open until filled. These faculty positions are full-time, nine-month appointments, with the opportunity for conducting research, continuing education, or industry internships in the summer months. Salary is highly competitive and depends on the candidate’s credentials. Applications must include the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Research and Teaching Statement (maximum 3 pages in total)
4. Names and contact information of five professional references
Electronic applications should be submitted through the Dean of Faculties Interfolio Portal http://apply.interfolio.com/96196. If you have any questions about the positions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Jeong at firstname.lastname@example.org
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