Open Rank Tenure-Track Construction Science & Management
Tarleton State University
Location: Stephenville, Texas
Internal Number: R-068059
The Department of Engineering Technology is seeking innovative tenure-track or tenured faculty to join our field-focused and rapidly growing program in Construction Science and Management. The Department seeks to attract, develop, and retain excellent faculty members with strong records and future promise through flexible research agendas and competitive start-up packages. The Department is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the excellence of the Universityâ™s academic community through their research, teaching, and service.
This position is primarily responsible for teaching undergraduate courses at the Stephenville campus location and online graduate (M.S.) courses. However, assignments may include support at all campus locations, online, and site visits with industrial partners. Additional responsibilities will include managing and teaching hands-on laboratories, continued development of learning processes, and operational support for the department, college, and institution.
Work hours are Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate. Must be able to work/teach remotely at the request of the University.
All ranks will be considered, with a start date of January 16, 2024, for the Spring 2024 term. The required teaching load will be an 18-hour course load during the fall and spring semesters combined with lab components. Summer employment beyond the 9-month contract will be contingent upon the need for services and budget availability.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
60% Teaching and Service: Develop, implement, and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology, and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. May be required to teach at other campuses or online. Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment, and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
40% Research: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship, or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.
Earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline from an accredited university
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and masterâ™s students
Must take an active role in accreditation-related tasks and other institutional service activities
Rank will be determined by reviewing the faculty memberâ™s record of years of experience and professional achievements in teaching and service consistent with the Texas A&M system guidance.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A combination of teaching and/or work experience (5 or more years combined) in construction methods and materials, project management, construction risk management, leadership and productivity studies in construction, estimating, project scheduling, and/or Building Information Modeling (BIM). In addition, experience with high-impact teaching practices, course redesign, or hybrid/hy-flex/online modalities, and accreditation is desirable
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated ability in the discipline and showing clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean. Documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching and service.
Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Official transcripts must be received directly from each degreeâgranting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued.
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.