In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Assistant Professor will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
This is a full-time tenure-track position; the faculty member will be involved in a full teaching load, academic advising, active research and scholarship in Virtual Design & Construction and/or Construction Science and Management and/or Architecture.
Tuskegee University is a private, historically Black University in Tuskegee, Alabama. It was established by Lewis Adams and Booker T. Washington. The Construction Science and Management (CSM) program at TSACS at Tuskegee University was established in 1933 and is the oldest construction baccalaureate program in the country. Its roots can be traced back to vocational trade education that began at Tuskegee University in 1883 with a mission to develop skilled craftsmen capable of building sound structures. However, with the evolution of project management, the present mission is much broader than the original one. TSACS encourages a holistic, cross-disciplinary teaching approach between Construction and Architecture, which integrates community outreach, project management, and cooperative education. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are required to serve on committees, present clear research and teaching effectiveness plans, grant-writing, and fundraising, curriculum development, foster industry contacts, recruit students, assess course results, and participate in faculty development training.
Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, field sites, or construction labs, in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; advising terminal projects; and supervising independent study projects. Professional development is an essential feature of effective teaching.
Administer academic teaching, which may include practice and teaching interests that complement those of existing faculty. Teaching in areas of current practice interests include, but are not limited to, "hands-on" applied construction techniques used in construction industry crafts/trades, including investigation of systems using advanced technology – safety equipment, advanced task management software, etc.
Contribute to the existing range of courses (Building Materials and Assemblies, Materials & Structures in Residential/Commercial/Industrial construction, Construction Safety, Introduction to Construction, Construction Methods, and/or Surveying) and may develop a seminar that reflects his or her interdisciplinary interests in architecture, engineering, construction controls management, virtual design & construction. Faculty members are expected to engage in an active research agenda (to pursue external research funding and publications), deliver undergraduate and teaching interdisciplinary courses in the new NCCER certificate program and a minor in construction science and management and meet service obligations (university, discipline, community).
Perform all other duties as assigned.
U.S. Master’s degree in Construction Management, Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture or other closely related field.
1-year experience of college-level teaching in topics of Architecture or Construction related.
Must hold graduate certificate in Project Engineering and Construction Management and/or certificate as LEED Accredited Professional
Preferred qualifications include an interdisciplinary background with specialties in craft training, surveying & layout, building materials and assemblies, construction controls management, and virtual design & construction.
Commensurate with education, training, and experience
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APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information), and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
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1200 West Montgomery Road
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Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
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Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.