Assistant Professor of Construction/Construction Engineering

Position ID: 41129
Georgia Southern University
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Construction/Construction Engineering - Search #67675
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction

The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction in the College of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Construction/Construction Engineering. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the department offers four programs: bachelor degree programs in Civil Engineering (BSCE), Construction Engineering (BSConE), and Construction (BSCons); and a master's degree program in Civil Engineering (MSCE). The mission of the construction and construction engineering programs is to attract students and prepare them for professional employment in the construction industry. Graduates of the programs will be able to communicate effectively, possess sound work and ethical values, and exhibit the technical knowledge and reasoning skills necessary to work successfully as leaders in the construction professions.

The faculty of the department are dedicated to helping students develop to their highest potential through a personal commitment to the continuous pursuit of academic excellence, high standards in teaching, and an increase in professional knowledge. The ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University is expected, as is a strong orientation to recruit, advise, retain, mentor, and collaborate with qualified students.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the primary responsibilities of this position include teaching, research, and service. The assistant professor is required to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory), supervise undergraduate/graduate projects and master's theses, engage in student mentorship, assist in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan, pursue scholarly work (including research in the field, grants, and publications), participate in service on various committees, and participate in professional activities and organizations. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a closely related area with a specialization (or extensive experience) in the field of Construction Management, by August 1, 2019
  • Ability to develop and teach lectures and laboratories in construction or construction engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories in at least three of the following areas: construction finance, construction safety, construction graphics, MEP, and other construction related classes
  • Ability to conduct research in the appropriate field
  • Effective English communication (oral and written)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant industrial experience
  • Relevant professional licensing or certifications
  • Previous teaching experience at the university/college level
  • Experience using online teaching tools (e.g. web-based instruction)
  • Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities
  • Experience with construction (i.e., operations, production & logistics, project management)
  • Experience with ACCE or ABET accreditation and/or continuous quality improvement

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins January 14, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a brief teaching statement (including teaching philosophy); a brief research statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to be subject to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent via email (as a single pdf file) to:

Seonghoon Kim, Ph.D., Search Chair, Search #67675
Dept. of Civil Engineering and Construction
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-7289

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

CIP Discipline Code: 
Construction Engineering
Construction Trades, General
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Required Qualifications
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Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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