Open Positions

Tennessee State University
Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Tennessee State University, College of Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, with a Fall 2019 starting date.  The first position is Architectural Engineering program in a specialty area of Building Mechanical Systems and Building Energy Efficiency. The second position is Structural Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications: For the Architectural Engineering Position: A Ph.D. degree in architectural engineering, mechanical engineering or closely related discipline. Candidate must be qualified to teach courses in the core curriculum of the Architectural Engineering program with demonstrated college level teaching skills in mechanical (HVAC) and Lighting areas and research skills within the specialization. Relevant industry experience and professional registration (e.g., PE, LEED, PMP l); and knowledge about ABET accreditation process.

Minimum Qualifications: For the Structural Engineering Position: An Earned Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, architectural engineering or closely related areas. The potential candidate must have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and leadership; a strong record of externally funded research; demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and knowledge about ABET accreditation. The application must include the candidate’s plans for productive scholarly and research in related area. A candidate with a registration as a Professional Engineer or qualifications to obtain a P.E. registration is preferred

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of architectural engineering or structural engineering; advising undergraduate and graduate students; developing and maintaining a sponsored research program; publishing research results in the peer-reviewed journals and proceedings; and providing service to the department, college, university, the industries, and professional organizations.

Application Instructions: An applicant must include 1) a one-page written statement with examples of achievements that clearly articulates how the applicants academic skills and experience will contribute to the development of the department, specifically in the areas of teaching, research, and service; 2) current curriculum vita; 3) statement of teaching and research interests;  4) names and contact information of three academic and professional references; and 5) a copy of transcript shown undergraduate and graduate level courses.

The university is a land-grant state supported institution. It is located at Nashville, Tennessee. The university has a Carnegie designation of “Doctoral University-Research Activity” that offers about 77 comprehensive degree programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Candidates for the position are expected to be responsive and committed to a diverse study body, and collaborate with their colleagues. In order to apply, please go to, create an account, click on Search Jobs and follow the instructions to submit the required documents online. TSU is an EO/AA Employer.

More information about the Department can be found at Questions can be directed to Department Chair, Dr. Lin Li ( Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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