Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering

Position Information

Position Information

Department Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
Working Title Term Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F214AZ
Recruit Number Faculty - 7273
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Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
Non-Tenure Track Faculty in Structural Engineering

The George Mason University Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a non-tenure track assistant professor position in structural engineering beginning fall 2018. Higher ranks may be considered for exceptionally strong candidates.

As Virginia’s largest public research university, Mason has recently achieved Carnegie Research I status and is eager to build on its reputation of conducting research of consequence. The university has an institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and encourages candidates who will enrich its academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

This position requires teaching excellence in structural engineering at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as in other related specializations within civil engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in several structural engineering areas such as, statics, mechanics of materials structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, structural steel design, civil engineering materials, finite element analysis, structural health monitoring, senior capstone design, etc. The position also entails commitment to mentoring students and an interest in department administration and outreach.

Required Qualifications:

The position requires an earned PhD in civil engineering or a closely aligned field by the start date of the position. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industry experience is desirable and applicants holding or working towards a P.E. license are especially welcomed.

About Us: The Future of Engineering Is Here

The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school enrolls approximately 7,300 students in 35 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-of-their-kind offerings. As part of a nationally ranked research university, the school’s faculty conducted more than $22 million in sponsored research in the last year. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

The CEIE Department offers the MS, MEng, and PhD, in addition to an ABET-accredited BS degree. During the last five years, the department has experienced tremendous growth in new research awards, and in enrollment in the PhD program. Total enrollment across all degrees in CEIE has increased to 400 students. The Volgenau School of Engineering is committed to significant investment in expansion of the department faculty and to double the current size within 5-10 years. The department has an enviable and strong relationship with industry, including over 30 companies and individuals working in partnership as the Civil Engineering Institute (, a unique organization formed to support the mission and vision of the department. Further information about the department can be found on its web site at

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration applicants must apply for position number F214AZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, clearly stating their primary civil engineering specialization, CV, a brief personal statement (<500 words) describing the applicant’s teaching and service philosophy in the context of the schools civil, environmental, and infrastructure engineering program (to be attached as Other Doc), and the names of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sam Salem, Chair of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering at

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 28, 2018
Posting Date 02/07/2018
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)
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