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POSITION: Assistant Professor/Instructor, Technology (Construction)
DEPARTMENT: School of Technology
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.


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Position: 9-month Tenured Track/Annually Contracted Faculty Position in Construction at Assistant Professor/Instructor

Responsibilities: Teach courses in the areas of Construction including but not limited to: Construction Equipment & Materials, Architectural Drafting, Cost Estimating, Project Management, Mechanical Systems of Buildings, Statics and Strength of Materials, Sustainable Buildings, and Land Development/Surveying.  Develop and teach courses in use of automated systems in construction, energy efficiency, LEED, BIM, and other emerging areas, as appropriate.  Pursue grant-writing and conduct applied research. Serve on school, college, campus, community, and professional association committees; and network with the construction industry.  Work collaboratively with the Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE).

Qualifications: Doctorate in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Technology Management, or similar field from a regionally accredited university required for tenure-track appointment; a master's degree and coursework toward a doctorate required for an annually contracted position. Significant professional experience in the construction industry is required. Professional Engineering license and/or other professional credentials (e.g. LEED accreditation) preferred.  The successful candidate with have excellent oral and written communication skills and outstanding teaching abilities.

Starting Date: August 16, 2014

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University (EIU) places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting.  Approximately 10,000 on-campus students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.  Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on and off campus sites.  EIU offers faculty a wide range of    research and public service activities.  The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.

Applications: Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application indicating how the candidate’s background and credentials meet the position’s responsibilities and qualifications; a current vita; list of names, addresses, phone number, and e-mail for three professional references; and  a copy of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed.  Please submit to: Dr. Austin Cheney, Chair, School of Technology, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL  61920. E-mail:;  Phone: 217-581-3226;

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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