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Professional-In-Residence to Support the Construction Engineering Technology Program

Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA

As the result of a generous grant from the Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund (CETF), the College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech University anticipates filling a non-tenure track Professional-in-Residence position in the Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program to enhance interaction with industry and stimulate student interest in construction careers. A minimum of 15 years of demonstrated professional, non-academic experience in construction and construction management is required. A master’s degree in construction engineering technology, construction engineering, construction management, civil engineering, engineering management, or a related field is strongly preferred. We envision that an individual with extensive construction experience at a senior level in a contractor, owner, or consultant organization will be hired for this position. Registered professional engineers and registered professional land surveyors who meet the experience and other requirements are encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering and Science offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Construction Engineering Technology and in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Technology Management. The CET bachelor’s program provides a technical and managerial education in that field of construction most closely aligned with engineering, with a particular emphasis on highway, heavy, and underground construction. The CET Program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide a strong liaison with industry, organize student field trips, teach construction engineering courses, develop and work with appropriate certificate programs, help facilitate student internships, support recruiting/retention efforts, and work with student groups. Ideally, the construction professional will be able to help with courses in the areas of surveying, estimating, scheduling, contracts, specifications, and construction equipment and methods.  He or she should also be able to communicate well with students. The professional will also interact with the Construction Engineering Technology Program Chair and faculty, the Director for Construction Engineering Technology, and the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for Louisiana Tech’s CET Program. The IAB for Construction Engineering Technology has endorsed the establishment of this position.

Send 1) a professional resume, 2) a statement of interests that you hope to pursue in this position that will, specifically, enhance the CET Program and, generally, the construction industry in the region, and 3) contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "your last name, your first name: CET Professional-in-Residence." Review of applications will begin in February, and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. The starting date for this position will be no later than September 1, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Norm Pumphrey
College of Engineering and Science
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2939
Email: pumphrey@latech.edu

Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.  The Title IX Coordinator is Carrie Flournoy, President’s Office, P.O. Box 3168, Ruston, LA 71272; phone: 318-257-3785; email: flournoy@latech.edu.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position Opening

Louisiana Tech University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in design, manufacturing, measurement, or control systems. Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering and demonstrate high-quality teaching and research potential. Candidates at the assistant, associate and full professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an effective program of externally funded research, advise M.S. and Ph.D. students, and engage in university, professional and program service activities. Research activity is leveraged through one of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micromanufacturing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, engineering education, and trenchless technology. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu.

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "your last name, your first name: mechanical engineering." Review of applications and nominations will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.  The starting date for each position is September 1, 2015. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu.

Faculty positions are anticipated for the 2015-16 academic year in several of the following areas.

Biomedical Engineering (BmE) Electrical Engineering (EE)
Chemical Engineering (ChE) Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
Chemistry (Chem) Industrial Engineering (IE)
Civil Engineering (CE) Mathematics & Statistics (Math)
Computer Science (CS) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Micro and Nanosystems Engineering (MSE/NSE)
Cyber Engineering (CyE) Physics (Phys)

All ranks will be considered. Lecturer (non-tenure-track) positions may also be available for highly qualified teaching faculty. Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area or a closely related field. The successful tenure-track candidates are expected to actively participate in research which aligns with one or more of our multidisciplinary research efforts in the College; initiate, build and sustain an externally funded research program; and supervise masters and doctoral students. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong teaching skills, and a commitment to high quality professional service and active participation in college responsibilities are also expected.

Research activity is leveraged through one of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micromanufacturing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, trenchless technology, biomedical applications, applied physics or cyber security. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "<Last Name, First Initial> - <position discipline(s) (e.g., ME)". Review of applications and nominations will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The starting date for each position is September 1, 2015 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.