Assistant/Associate Professor, Construction Management and Civil Engineering

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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Organization Type
*Job location: *Main Campus

*Employment Type:* Full-time
*Posted data:* 2021-08-27
*Req:* R0001951
*Job Summary*The U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering is dedicated to quality education, scholarship, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers who are committed to innovative delivery of instruction that results in improved student learning; to using technology, including distance learning, effectively; to engage in scholarly and service activities; and to engage in a continuous and outcomes-based assessment process. Faculty in the department are responsible for effectively teaching select lower-level interdisciplinary engineering courses and/or lower level construction management courses as well as more advanced courses directly related to their specific area of expertise.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.*Job Description**Essential Job Duties*

* Teaching: Teaches select lower-level courses as well as more advanced courses directly related to their specific area of expertise.
* Scholarship: Demonstrates successful productivity in engineering, management, construction industry and/or educational scholarship over time.
* Service: Performs service within the university as well as within their professional community.
* Must work closely with the Department Chair, Program Director and other faculty on assessment and evaluation tasks necessary for both ABET accreditation of the Civil Engineering program and ACCE accreditation of the Construction Management program.
*Additional Job Description**Required Qualifications*

* An earned Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering or a closely related field.
* ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2022. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.
*Preferred Qualifications*

* Preferred areas of expertise include virtual design and construction, advanced technologies and data analytics, infrastructure systems, sustainability and resilience and/or other cutting-edge construction and civil engineering topics.
* Professional registration, licensing or the ability to become licensed, or certifications related to the construction discipline.
* A rank-appropriate record of educational and/or scientific publication in scholarly journals (pertinent to one or more of the areas of interest listed above) and/or a record of externally funded research.
* Relevant professional experience in the United States construction industry or comparable international experience.
*Knowledge, Skills & Abilities*

* The ability to collaborate with related disciplines and to establish relationships internally as well as to successfully develop relationships and interact with external industry partners and the southwest Florida community.
* An ability to communicate effectively, work in a highly collaborative faculty environment, conduct themselves professionally, and perform appropriate service functions at the program, school, and university level.
* Ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of learners and to use information technology as a pedagogical and professional tool.
* Interest in collaborating both within and outside of the university in the development of both an undergraduate and graduate research program and in innovative and effective delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. A commitment to collaborate with other faculty to develop a shared vision of the future.
* The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in construction management and civil engineering and to work with and mentor student organizations, clubs, and competition teams.
*Special Instructions to Applicants*
Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9 -month multi-year appointment basis available August 2022.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.
*Required Application Materials:*

* Unofficial Transcripts
* Statement of Teaching Philosophy
* Curriculum Vitae
* Five (5) Professional References
*The position is listed as "open until filled", however applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive priority consideration.*

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