Civil & Environmental Engineering - Open Faculty Positions

Posted Friday, June 11, 2021

The Virginia Military Institute’s Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department invites applications for multiple, faculty positions starting August 2021.  Positions are available at the lecturer, visiting professor, assistant, and/or associate professor levels.  To be considered for the tenure-track position candidates must have a construction management background.  Other positions require the ability to teach basic mechanics courses and upper-level CEE courses in structures, materials, transportation, construction management, and/or soils.  The successful candidate must have excellent teaching and communication skills and industry experience is preferred.  Candidates may apply for any position(s) for which they are qualified, and should indicate in their application letter in which positions they are interested.  Following are the requirements and responsibilities associated with each position:

  • Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
    Responsibilities:  Teach a variety of basic engineering and upper-level courses (typically a 3-3 load), advise and supervise students, engage in scholarship through undergraduate research, and potentially teach undergraduate labs. Performance is evaluated based on four domains: 1) teaching, 2) scholarly engagement, 3) professional citizenship, and 4) cadet development.  This is a full-time position with benefits.
    Requirements:  Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or ABD) in Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline.  Professional registration is required within six years of appointment for full promotion. 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor (Non-tenure track)
    Responsibilities: Same as the tenure-track position listed above.  Candidates without a construction management background are encouraged to apply for this position. 
    Requirements:  Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or ABD) in Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline.  This is a full-time position with benefits with a one-to-three-year appointment.
  • Lecturer/Instructor (Non-tenure track)
    Responsibilities: Teach a variety of basic engineering and upper-level courses based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.  Both full- and part-time positions are available.  To be eligible for a full-time position with benefits, the candidate must be willing to teach a full-time teaching load (considered a 4-4 load with additional work in one of the other three domains).
    Requirements:  Candidates must have an earned M.S. degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline.  Academic rank would be based on education/experience.

The CEE program has been continuously ABET accredited in Civil Engineering since 1936.  VMI is a public four-year state-supported undergraduate military college with 14 majors in the liberal arts, engineering, and science fields.  VMI has a strong commitment to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with the love of learning, confident in the functions and attitude of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American Democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril.

VMI has approximately 1,700 students that reside on campus (called Post).  Lexington, Virginia, with a population of approximately 7,000 is in the southern portion of the Shenandoah Valley and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a rural setting.  Offering excellent public schools, Lexington has been recognized as one of America’s “best small towns.”

Full-time faculty wear military uniforms, but prior military service is not required.  More information about VMI can be found at and a description of the academic program and faculty expectations can be found in the Faculty Handbook.  

In addition to the online application please also include a detailed curriculum vita, a clear statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of scholarly and professional interests, and a list of at least three references with email addresses and phone numbers.  Clearly state which positions you are applying for (tenure-track, visiting professor, lecturer).   

Candidates apply online at: Civil & Environmental Engineering - Open Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, and/or Lecturer/Instructor) Job Application

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

A criminal background check required for all selected candidates.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.  VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.

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