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The Department of Engineering Technology, which is housed in the College of Science and Engineering, at Texas State University is seeking a tenure track assistant/associate professor in the area of Concrete Industry Management (CIM). CIM became an undergraduate degree program at Texas State University in 2008 and is one of only four such programs in the nation. This growing program currently enjoys approximately 45 majors. The CIM program of study is drawn from the areas of construction management, civil engineering, business, and industrial concrete production and practices.
The selected candidate will be expected to excel as an instructor and teach several undergraduate/graduate courses from topical areas such as concrete properties and testing, concrete construction methods and systems, prevention and diagnosis of concrete problems, concrete applications, management of concrete products, construction materials and processes, and other construction industry related courses. The candidate will also be expected to support the wider teaching mission of the department. In addition, the candidate will be expected to secure external research funding and publish research findings relevant to CIM and appropriate for an emerging research institution. The candidate will also be expected to travel with CIM students and faculty throughout the year to many academic and research conferences, student competitions, and industry trade shows. Along with the other CIM faculty, the candidate will represent program and departmental interests to the local and national concrete industry, the National Steering Committee, and other CIM universities. Further, the candidate will cooperate with colleagues in program development, collaborative research efforts, curriculum initiatives, conducting learning outcomes assessment, maintaining accreditation, and providing career counseling and academic advising to CIM majors. The candidate might possibly serve as faculty advisor for the student chapter of ACI. The candidate will also engage in departmental and university service activities.
The Department of Engineering Technology offers undergraduate degrees in Construction Science and Management (300 majors), Engineering Technology (234 majors), and Technology Management (37 majors). At the graduate level, the Master of Science in Technology Management degree is offered with specializations in construction management, manufacturing management, and industrial management. The College of Science and Engineering is home to 6 academic departments and the Ingram School of Engineering. The College offers a newly established, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Materials Science Engineering and Commercialization.
Required: A doctoral degree in any of the following disciplines; Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Geology, Materials Science or Chemistry (with a materials emphasis), Business or a closely related field that focuses on concrete, aggregates, and cemetitious materials, and/or business practices in the concrete and construction materials industry. An undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a field closely related to the concrete and construction materials industry. Excellent English speaking and writing skills. To be considered for the rank of associate professor, the candidate must meet the requirements for that rank at Texas State University.
Preferred: Professional licensure or certification, the qualifications to secure professional licensure, field experience in the concrete industry, and prior teaching experience. Research interests in one or more of the following areas: concrete durability, concrete pavements, modeling of concrete performance and advanced concrete and cemetitious materials, engineering economics, supply chain management and inventory control, project management, and other business practices in the concrete and construction materials industry.
Send a letter of application, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests and contact information for three (3) references to Dr. John Schemmel, Search Committee Chair, Texas State University, 601 University Drive RFM 2240F, San Marcos, Texas 78666. Application materials may also be submitted via e-mail attachment sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Candidate selection will begin November 12, 2015, and continue until position is filled.
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.
Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs. A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility. Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory. The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans. http://www.humanresources.txstate.edu/benefits.htm
San Marcos, a city of about 50,000 residents, is situated in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country, 30 miles south of Austin and 48 miles north of San Antonio. Metropolitan attractions plus outdoor recreational opportunities make the community an attractive place in which to live and work. Other major metropolitan areas, including Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, are within four hours. Round Rock, a city of 92,557 residents is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. CNNMoney.com reports that Hays County, which includes San Marcos and the surrounding area, ranked third in the nation for job growth over the last decade and Williamson County, which includes Round Rock and the surrounding area, was ranked second.
Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Round Rock Higher Education Center.
Texas State University will not discriminate against any person (or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs) on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability, or on the basis of sexual orientation.
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