Job ID: 113815

Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Management

San Diego State University

  • Oct. 11, 2018
  • Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
  • San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA
  • Nov. 15, 2018
  • Fall 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Construction Engineering/Management

The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM). Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence and/or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, and professional development that could contribute to one or more of the following areas: (a) construction engineering, (b) construction/project management, © sustainable construction, (d) alternative project delivery, (e) technology development and use in construction projects.

Applicants must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or closely related discipline, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or Engineering Project Management, by the date of hire. Applicants should be active researchers who will develop and maintain an extramurally supported research program, publish and disseminate research findings, and serve as leaders at the forefront of their field. The candidate is expected to instruct and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and in research.

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department is one of the four departments in the College of Engineering at SDSU with EAC, ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs (the latter is offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego through the Joint Doctoral Program).

Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. With a total student population of about 35,000, SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education. It is currently ranked No. 60 among public universities and is in the top 25 nationwide for ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News and World Report.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, which embraces the teacher-scholar model. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU seeks applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

SDSU is especially seeking applicants who (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in engineering, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, © have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of how to achieve scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group, (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Candidates who meet two or more of these criteria will be given special consideration. Please, indicate clearly in your application how those criteria were met in your case.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2019. Applicants must apply by submitting a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), and names and contact information of five individuals that can provide a professional assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this position. References will only be contacted for the sub-set of applicants selected for interviews. Applicants are encouraged to address past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account to submit all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Requests for additional information should be directed to: Dr. Thais Alves, Associate Professor, J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, Mail Code 1324, San Diego, CA, 92182-1324; Tel. 619-594-8289;

  • SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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