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Professor of Practice of Civil Engineering


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Civil Engineering (10000919)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Civil Engineering Program at the University of Mississippi in Oxford invites applications for a non-tenure-track Professor of Practice position. The appointment is anticipated to begin in January 2023. 

Teaching: Prepare, teach, and manage courses that emphasize a systematic engineering design process enhanced with discipline-specific knowledge in civil engineering infrastructure. Teaching responsibilities will include capstone design, construction management, and other courses. Design curricula will be based on textbook material, industry best practices, and project-based learning. The candidate will be expected to work closely with industry partners and professional engineers to develop capstone design projects. 
Service: Be involved in the ASCE Student Chapter and help create internship(s) and cooperative work opportunities for students. The candidate will also contribute to the department by serving on related committees, helping advise and mentor undergraduate students, and helping coordinate efforts between the program and the University's nationally recognized research and education activities.


Required Qualifications:
1.    An ABET-accredited Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
2.    A Master's degree in civil engineering with emphasis on transportation, structures, geotechnical, environmental, infrastructure or a closely related discipline
3.    A Professional Engineer (P.E.) license with the possibility of registration in the State of Mississippi
4.    Ability to develop and teach capstone design courses, construction management, and other civil engineering related courses, as needed
5.    At least 8 years of professional experience in an engineering field involving engineering design and/or project management


Preferred Qualifications: 
1. Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students
2. Teaching and/or field experience in at least one of the following areas:
-    Construction management 
-    Resilient sustainable Infrastructure
-    Smart cities
-    Innovative civil engineering applications 
3. Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with civil engineering faculty


Additional Application Instructions: 
Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete application will include:
-    Cover letter 
-    Curriculum vitae or resume
-    Teaching philosophy 
-    Names and contact information for three professional references at least one commenting on the teaching ability of the candidate 

Position Details


Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi