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Assistant Professor

Tennessee Tech University
Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee
Commensurate with education & experience. Full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position - begin 8/1/24.
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
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The successful candidate will be expected to utilize the high bay structural testing laboratory. The candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing an externally funded research program, and providing service to the department, university, and profession. Teaching of related courses in the curriculum may also be required depending upon the candidate’s area of expertise and the needs of the department. Participation in the senior design course is expected.

Minimum Qualifications:  BS in an engineering field; Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field by the start date of employment; ability to obtain a Professional Engineer (PE) license within five years; potential for interdisciplinary research activities; potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly activities; excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  B.S. in Civil Engineering or closely related field; Professional Engineer (PE) licensure; industry experience; experience with building information modeling (BIM) and/or large-scale structural testing; a track record of excellence in teaching; evidence of grantsmanship, research, and scholarly activities; evidence of professional and scholarly service.

All applicants are required to apply online at are required to upload a cover letter describing the candidate’s experience; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; statement on potential research activities; contact information of three professional references; and a copy of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire) at time of application. If selected for an interview, references will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials will be considered incomplete and will be excluded from review. Review of applications will begin on April 16th, 2024; open until filled.



Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness. Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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