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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Smart Construction

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Smart Construction
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170038
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) is seeking applicants for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, whose research and teaching interests align with a new campus-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities. This Destination Area for research and education has been parsed into four primary themes: Ubiquitous Mobility, Automated Vehicle Systems, Energy, and Smart Design and Construction. We seek an individual with primary interests in the Smart Design and Construction area whose teaching, research, and industry engagement will support an intelligent, adaptable, and sustainable, human-centric built environment. State-of-the-art facilities are being constructed to support this domain and participating faculty. It is therefore preferred that the candidate have teaching, research, and/or industry experience with emerging processes and technologies such as digital construction, smart buildings and building performance, production systems, lean construction, and robotics, augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR), robotic total station (RTS) and global positioning (GNSS), lasers, digital tracking, digital and additive manufacturing, wearables, drones, or photogrammetry. An individual with a proven record of collaboration, scholarship, research funding, and teaching effectiveness, and who shares our core values of service and “hands-on, minds-on” learning, is preferred. The opening is for a faculty position at an open rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, so an immediate impact to teaching and research can be made. The School is a joint venture between the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Tenure home will reside in the Department of Building Construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Appointment to the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor carries with it the duties of conducting research, seeking and maintaining external funding and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that support the school of construction. The Assistant, Associate or Full Professor will be required to participate in program assessment and strategic planning, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in construction or a closely related discipline. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and developing and maintaining an internationally recognized research program

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferred that applicants demonstrate research and teaching interests that align with Virginia Tech’s new campus-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Employment Comments:

This is a position with an open rank for an Assistant, Associate or full Professor.

How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates must apply online at #
TR0170038 and provide: current Curriculum Vita, cover letter, teaching and research statements and a list of three references. All documents should be electronically submitted as PDFs on the application website.
Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Georg Reichard at
Review of applications will begin 4/28/17 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit your application by the start review date. The start date for the position is no later than August 10, 2017.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenured
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Department: Construction, Myers-Lawson School of
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 04/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/28/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
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  3. Other Doc #2