The Department of Engineering Technology, in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University is seeking an associate professor of practice or professor of practice in the area of construction science and management (CSM) with a preferred emphasis in Commercial Building Construction. This position will be a non-tenure-line, nine-month faculty position having a renewable contract term not to exceed five years, subject to annual reappointment review.
The CSM program at Texas State is accredited through the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and currently enjoys over 560 majors, nine dedicated faculty and an active Construction Industry Advisory Council. The department also offers undergraduate degrees in Concrete Industry Management and Engineering Technology. The proposed Master of Science in Construction Management is under development and is expected to commence in Fall 2020.
The selected candidate will be expected to excel as an instructor and teach undergraduate and possibly graduate courses (depending on qualifications) in areas such as introduction to the construction industry, estimating, project management and scheduling, contracts, ethics and liability, residential and commercial construction systems, heavy civil and highway construction, MEP, and the senior capstone course. As a non-tenure-line associate professor or professor of practice, the candidate will not be expected to engage in traditional academic research or external funding, but scholarly engagement via applied research projects, efforts to enhance professional practice, and collaborative participation with colleagues in such activities will be considered in the annual evaluation.
A faculty of practice appointment has two principal roles on the faculty, one relating to educational contributions and the other to industry interaction. Prominent features of the candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching, coaching student competition teams, travel with students and colleagues to professional conventions and conferences, career fair management, graduate placement, industry outreach, advisory board relations, and program promotion. Further, the candidate will cooperate with colleagues in program development and providing career counseling and advising to CSM majors. The candidate may serve as faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Construction Student Association. The candidate will also engage in departmental, university and professional service activities. For information on Texas State faculty appointment policy, see: http://policies.txstate.edu/division-policies/academic-affairs/04-01-23.html.
To assure full consideration, submit the following before December 1, 2019: a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae or resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three references.
Selected candidates for interview will be required to provide transcripts from all degree granting universities.
• A graduate or professional degree at the master’s or doctoral level, in construction management, construction engineering, architecture, civil engineering, or business management. • A significant number of years of relevant construction management industry experience, using US codes and standards (10 years for the rank of associate professor or 15 years for the rank of professor). • An undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, construction engineering management, architecture, architectural engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or business. • Excellent English speaking and writing skills.
The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.
•Professional licensure or certification as an AIC Associate Constructor, professional engineer, or registered architect, or others such as CMAA, LEED, OSHA, etc. • Additional years of US construction management industry experience beyond the minimums required for either academic rank. • Prior teaching experience at the university or community college level. • Leadership positions in relevant professional associations. • Recognition by peers, or awards for contributions to the profession.
Internal Number: 202056FAC
About Texas State University
Texas State University is an emerging research university located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and among the largest in the state. Over 37,700 students at Texas State choose from 97 bachelor’s, 89 master’s, and 9 doctoral programs offered by eight colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, and the University College). With a diverse campus community including 33% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 15 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation. Texas State is also the lead institution of a multi-institution teaching center, the Round Rock Higher Education Center, offering several programs in the greater north Austin area. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at http://www.txstate.edu.