Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering - Asst./Assoc. Professor - 517426
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 517426
Department/Organization 214231 - Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Summary The Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering is recruiting multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The following areas of research expertise are to be emphasized in the search:
• Thermal and structural performance of building envelopes and energy systems.
• Adaptive controls for HVAC and lighting systems.
• Applied thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mechanical systems engineering applied to distributed energy technologies.
• Development of novel processes and technologies to reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions.
• Digital transformation of the built environment at network and city scales to support decision making for sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems.
Appointments to the faculty of The University of Alabama are based on the personnel requirements of the University’s academic programs and on the goal of achieving and maintaining excellence in its teaching, research, and service/academic citizenship activities.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Architectural Engineering and in Construction Engineering and Management.
Architectural Engineering – Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in or experience related to one of the following fields: thermal and structural performance of building envelopes and energy systems; adaptive controls for HVAC and lighting systems for improved energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and human health; applied thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mechanical systems engineering applied to distributed energy technologies in facilities and/or community-scale energy applications.
Construction Engineering and Management – Candidates will possess expertise or related experience in one of the following: development of novel processes and technologies in the construction industry to reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions; digital transformation of the built environment at network and city scales to support decision making for sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems.
Faculty are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a sustained, externally funded research program that conducts impactful research, and participate in outreach and service activities. Both basic and applied research are valued as is collaborative, multi-disciplinary research.
The department offers ABET/EAC accredited Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering, construction engineering, architectural engineering, and environmental engineering. The department also offers six minors in the areas of architectural, civil, construction, environmental and water resources, transportation, and structural engineering. At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Science in civil engineering, the Master of Science in environmental engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering. The department also supports two dual-degree graduate programs – the joint MSCE/MBA and joint MSCE/JD.
Minimum Qualifications Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from an accredited institution. Applicants for Architectural Engineering positions must have earned at least one degree in Architectural Engineering and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in civil engineering, architectural engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants for Construction Engineering and Management positions must have earned a doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Individuals applying at the associate professor rank will have a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. All applicants must have conducted prior research work and produced scholarly publications in refereed and other professional journals. Applicants must also meet all university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
Preferred Qualifications • PhD in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
• Have a demonstrated record of high-quality research and scholarly publications that is recognized nationally.
• Significant record of scholarship in a department with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Civil or Architectural Engineering.
• Post-doctoral experience or other similar post-graduate experience for candidates applying for a position as an Assistant Professor.
• Experience working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• For those candidates applying for Associate Professor, a strong record of both external grant funding and scholarship as demonstrated through refereed journal publications, and professional service.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, names of three references, description of research accomplishments, statement of future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of approach to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Questions about the application process may be submitted at https://cce.eng.ua.edu/about/contact-us/.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with an expected start date of August 16, 2023.
About the College of Engineering As one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering instruction, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience. UA’s College of Engineering is committed to conducting leading-edge research, providing unparalleled educational opportunities and investing in students who will be the scholars and industry professionals shaping the future of the field of engineering.
Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in the state of Alabama. Over the past decade, the College’s research activity has more than doubled, and the Shelby Science and Engineering Quad was completed at a cost of more than $300 million. There are 10 research centers housed under the College, spanning areas from cybersecurity to transportation, that are dedicated to making sustainable changes and an impact on local, national and global levels.
With hundreds of award-winning faculty and staff members, and a diverse offering of nationally accredited programs, facilities and resources, the College has positioned itself for success as a leader in engineering education.
About The University of Alabama The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
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Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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