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 three full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions or Associate Professor positions, with a target start date of Fall 2023. We seek candidates who can develop a highly visible and nationally recognized research program in their area of specialty, contribute to scholarly work in the construction domain, promote students’ lifelong learning through the integration of research and education, and engage in professional service. While our intent is to hire qualified candidates at the Assistant Professor level, candidates with an excellent record of scholarship supported by external grants are also encouraged to apply and may be considered at the Associate Professor level.
Qualifications: Successful candidates are expected to,
- Hold a Ph.D. degree 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.
- Demonstrate evidence or a strong potential to develop a high-impact research program supported by external funding and collaborate across disciplines to develop research initiatives in their area of expertise.
- Be committed to excellence in teaching in both graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs.
- Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching, and service.
COSC is one of the largest and highly recognized programs of construction higher education. The Department offers STEM degrees in all three B.S., M.S. (both thesis and non-thesis tracks), and Ph.D. levels. The undergraduate program in construction science 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 the ACCE. In 2021, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved the new Ph.D. program in construction science. This new doctoral program specific to construction is the first in Texas and offers three concentration areas; i) construction management and safety, ii) smart construction, and iii) sustainable construction to meet the rapid changes and demands from the construction industry and academia. The Department has: (1) a student population composed of 1,300 students at the undergraduate level, 150 students at the graduate level (including Master’s and Ph.D. programs); (2) 43 faculty and 4 staff members; (3) the support of a Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC), composed of 250+ firms from various AEC/FM domains; and (4) eight endowed professorships. 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. 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 Texas. More information on the Department is available at: https://www.arch.tamu.edu/cosc/.
Located in College Station, Texas, TAMU is about 90 miles northwest of Houston, 100 miles northeast of Austin, and 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/.
The review of applications will start on the first week of November, but the positions will remain open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2022. 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 commensurate with the candidate’s credentials. Applications must include the following:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- A combined statement of research, teaching, and service (maximum 3 pages)
- A statement of contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum 1 page)
- Names and contact information of five professional references
Electronic applications should be submitted through the Interfolio Portal at apply.interfolio.com/113455. Questions or inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Amir H. Behzadan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.