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Starkville, MS

The Building Construction Science (BCS) Program in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design at Mississippi State University seeks a nine-month full-time tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Professor level starting in August of 2019.

The Program, one of only two studio-based construction programs in the US, produces innovative collaborative leaders in the construction management profession through an immersive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary educational environment. The unique studio-based curriculum (http://www.caad.msstate.edu/bcs), combined with the program’s setting in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design (www.caad.msstate.edu), provides a learning environment for active engagement with multiple disciplines in hands-on problem-solving experiences in the built environment. Two of these studios are taught collaboratively with the School of Architecture studios.

Mississippi State, a public land-grant institution, is the state’s flagship research university and one of only a few universities to earn both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU’s mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service (www.msstate.edu). The faculty members play a lead role in developing the Building Construction Science Program and providing leadership within the Program, the College, and the University.

Description of Position:
As a faculty member in an undergraduate academic program, the successful candidate will actively engage in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, student advising, innovative teaching, research, and interdisciplinary initiatives within the College. All faculty members participate in the dialogue and debate about construction education and research among the faculty, university, community, and construction industry. Duties include teaching undergraduate studio courses and technical courses, engaging in funded research, and service. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a construction-related field, with an undergraduate degree in construction or a closely related field, and industry experience in construction management or a closely related field. Candidates should also demonstrate evidence of, or verified potential for establishing, a publication record, external grant procurement, university-level teaching, and communication skills in written and spoken English. . A PhD in a construction-related field and studio teaching experience are preferred qualifications. ABDs will be considered.

How to apply

Instructions for Applying:
Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu and upload application materials. Please refer to the MSU website for instructions.

Application deadline:
Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Known throughout our history as "The People's University," our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Your success—in whatever field of study or career goal—is our success. We take that mission seriously. Here, faculty, staff and students share a common goal: to make the Mississippi State University experience a lifetime opportunity.