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Assistant Professor of Building Construction - (posting TR0160189)
Myers-Lawson School of Construction

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Myers-Lawson School of Construction

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Assistant Professor of Building Construction



Department of Building Construction; Myers-Lawson School of Construction

Position Description:

The Department of Building Construction, within the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC), is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor position, whose teaching and research interests align with the Department's goals. Recent initiatives at Virginia Tech include a new campus-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities. We seek an individual that will be involved in collaboration, scholarship, teaching and research funding and who shares our core values of service and “hands-on, minds-on” learning. The opening is for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, so potential future impact on teaching and research must be demonstrated. The Department of Building Construction is part of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC), a joint venture between the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Tenure home will reside in the Myers Lawson School of Construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Virginia Tech is dedicated to Inclusion, serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Position Duties And Responsibilities:

Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor carries with it professional responsibilities in teaching/learning, research/discovery, and outreach/engagement/service. Assistant Professors are expected to practice innovative modes of teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in accordance with the Department's pedagogical traditions, conduct research and scholarship while developing and maintaining external funding and engage in outreach and/or service work, including community service-learning projects, service to the profession, service to students through advising work, and service to the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, or University through participation on various committees.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in construction or a related discipline. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and developing and maintaining scholarship and a recognized research program.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that applicants demonstrate research and teaching interests that align with Virginia Tech's new campus-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities.

Starting Date:

Review of applications will begin January 20th 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, please submit by February 27th, 2017.

The start date for the position is no later than August 10, 2017.

Applications must be submitted online to https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/71906 for the Assistant Professor position and provide: current Curriculum Vita, a 2-page application letter including teaching and research statements and a list of three references.

All documents should be electronically submitted as PDFs on the application website.

Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee Andrew McCoy at apmccoy@vt.edu.

Review of applications will begin February 27th 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

A more detailed description of the position can be found at:    https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/71906

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