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Part-Time Assistant/Associate/Teaching Professor in Construction Engineering
Iowa State University

Date Posted Mar. 18, 2021
Title Part-Time Assistant/Associate/Teaching Professor in Construction Engineering
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Apr. 15, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2021
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The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Department at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a part-time position of term faculty member to teach ConE 380: Engineering Law during the fall and spring semesters. Topics in this course include, but are not limited to, contract law, construction contracts, torts, professional liability, and organization of the legal system.

The successful candidate is envisioned to be an enthusiastic educator who is able to use an appropriate mix of traditional and/or innovative approaches, such as online, project-based, active, and asynchronous learning, to deliver course material. The position is for a one-, two-, or three-year term with a potential for renewal. The position is not eligible for tenure, but has the potential to be reviewed for advancement into senior ranks. Candidates are expected to have an excellent record of achievement in engineering law. Candidates should have strong communication skills and share our commitment to diversity and inclusivity. A description of the course can be found at:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or related discipline and 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Masters degree in engineering or related discipline and 1 year of relevant work experience.
  • Doctoral degree in engineering or related discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD and 2 years of applicable professional experience
  • JD degree and 2 years of applicable professional experience

Department/Program & College Description:
Construction Engineering at Iowa State University is an ABET accredited program and a national leader in construction education enjoying strong industry and academic support and enrolls more than 270 undergraduate students. The CCEE Department offers B.S. degree programs in civil engineering, civil engineering with environmental engineering emphasis, construction engineering, and environmental engineering plus M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in civil engineering. CCEE maintains externally funded research in excess of $17.7 million annually and demonstrates a commitment to diversity among faculty, staff, and students who can enrich University objectives in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

The CCEE Department is committed to sustaining a collegial, inclusive, positive, and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. All faculty members have a common responsibility to support and sustain our core values within department, college, and university activities and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

For more information about our department’s engineering program, see

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 31,000 students are enrolled, and they are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 66,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on April 15. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For application instructions see or

The following documents are required to be submitted in PDF format:
1) letter of application,
2) curriculum vitae or resume,
3) contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and other pertinent information and
4) other documents:
a. maximum of one-page statement explaining applicable experience related to the content of the course and how you might approach teaching, and
b. maximum of one-page statement of experiences promoting diversity and inclusion which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidate’s personal background.

COVID Statement
The search committee will complete a majority of the search process, candidate reviews, and interviews virtually to ensure the safety of the faculty and staff as well as the candidates. Final candidates will be invited to campus for a mix of face-to-face and virtual meetings. A candidate’s preference to proceed virtually will not influence the search committee’s hiring recommendation.

  • Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. As an NSF ADVANCE institution, ISU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies.

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