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Assistant or Associate Professor of Smart Construction
Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Smart Construction


The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level with primary interests in Smart Design and Construction. Applicants are expected to conduct teaching, research, service and industry engagement that will support an intelligent, adaptable, and sustainable, human-centric built environment. As members of MLSoC, these faculty will participate in a campus-wide, multi-disciplinary Destination Area of Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities, which has been parsed into four interconnected themes: 1) Ubiquitous Mobility, 2) Automated Vehicle Systems, 3) Energy, and 4) Smart Design and Construction.

MLSoC is a joint venture between the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Tenure home will reside in MLSoC within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Virginia Tech and MLSoC are dedicated to inclusion, serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing 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 and MLSoC do not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.


Appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor carries with it the duties of conducting research, seeking and maintaining external funding and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that support MLSoC. Successful applicants will also be required to participate in program assessment and strategic planning, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and perform other duties as assigned.


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in construction or a closely related discipline and must demonstrate an ability to effectively:

  1. Develop and maintain a nationally recognized research program
  2. Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
  3. Effectively work with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  4. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students

Applicants for the Associate Professor rank are expected to be nationally recognized as a leader in their teaching, research and/or service.

Selected candidates must have a complete conviction and background check prior to the start date.


State-of-the-art facilities are being constructed to support teaching and research within the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area. It is therefore preferred that the candidate have teaching, research, and/or industry experience with emerging processes and technologies such as digital design and construction, human-technology interaction, smart buildings and building performance, automation, production systems, lean and/or innovative means and methods, robotics, semi- or autonomous systems, or mixed-reality technologies. An individual with a demonstrated potential or proven record of collaboration, scholarship, research funding, and teaching effectiveness, and who shares our core values of inclusion, safety, service and “hands-on, minds-on” learning, is also preferred.


Candidates must apply online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/91661 and provide: 1) current Curriculum Vita, 2) a 2-page application letter including teaching and research statements, and 3) a list of three references. All documents should be electronically submitted as PDFs on the application website.

Review of applications will begin December 10th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The start date for the position is no later than August 10, 2019.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.


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