Faculty Position Available

Florida International University

Faculty Position Announcement in the FIU School of Construction

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

The School of Construction in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank, faculty position, with an anticipated start date in August 2017. The successful candidate must have the ability and qualifications to develop and sustain an active research program with external funding. The School seeks to augment its expertise by inviting applicants who add to the existing research and teaching expertise of our faculty in sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems, wind and storm surge hazard mitigation, or automation technologies in construction including ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Applicants with research expertise in extreme event management and smart cities are especially encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate is expected to develop interactions with faculty across the School, College, and Campus. Opportunities exist to participate in related campus-wide communities, such as the Sea-Level Rise Solutions Center, Sustainable Built Environment Initiative, Extreme Event Institute, International Hurricane Research Center and its state-of-the-art NSF/NHERI Wall of Wind experimental facility, and Applied Research Center. A successful candidate must develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program, contribute fully to teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and provide service to the profession and University. Success/interest in working with a diverse population of students and experience with a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives is desirable. For senior level positions, a higher level of research accomplishment and scholarly activities are expected.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and/or in a closely related field. Professional experience in the construction industry is desirable.

Available facilities include the Wall of Wind and Titan America Structures and Construction Research Laboratory. School of Construction houses Built Environment Informatics Laboratory (Moss and Associates BEIL), Construction Process Laboratory and the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) Studio. The school offers an accredited baccalaureate program with over 350 students and a Master’s program including a fully online Master’s program with over 120 students. In addition, the school faculty can supervise doctoral students in civil engineering on dissertation research in construction engineering and management. The University is strategically located in one of the largest construction markets in the United States, with the opportunity for faculty involvement with major construction firms and organizations. The school enjoys tremendous support from the local construction industry. For further information about the school please visit www.schoolofconstruction.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 513078 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, research and teaching statement, reprints of two representative research papers, a detailed curriculum vitae, and at least three references with: names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers in a single pdf file upon submission of the application. For priority consideration, candidates should submit all application materials prior to March 31, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Requests for further information should be directed to: Dr. Wallied Orabi, Chair – Faculty Search Committee, School of Construction, Florida International University, email: worabi@fiu.edu; Phone: (305) 348-2730.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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