CECM-CSM Division – Faculty Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Construction Management (CECM) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking applications for a tenure‐track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the area of Construction Science and Management (CSM) and with the ability to work in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive environment, beginning August 2022. CECM is one of the five Schools/Departments within the College of Engineering and Integrated Design at UTSA.


Candidates should be interested in fostering collaborative research and education to create interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that will advance the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the area of construction science and management. The successful candidate should have a strong background in machine learning and data science, with applications including, but not limited to, predictive data analytics, computer vision, robotics, human-centered AI, explainable AI, natural language processing, deep reinforcement learning systems, and expert systems for decision making and solving complex problems in construction. The successful candidate is also expected to interact strongly with MATRIX, the UTSA AI Consortium for Human Well-Being, to advance AI research and scholarship. In addition, the successful candidate must possess demonstrated ability to 1) work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations, 2) support the University’s commitment to continue thriving as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and 3) be a role model for student success. Responsibilities for the position include developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, conducting scholarly research, pursuing external research funding, and making service contributions within the University, the construction industry, and the profession. Candidates should have a clear research agenda/strategy and be prepared to pursue externally funded research grants, develop professional opportunities for students, and participate in the continuous development of the Division, School, College, and University. It is critical that candidates be interested in, and be adept at, collaborating with faculty from other disciplines within the School, College, and University.


The Construction Science and Management (CSM) Division in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Construction Management (CECM), offers a 120‐credit‐hour B.S. degree in Construction Science and Management accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The division currently has 7 full‐time faculty members, significant industry support and involvement, and an enrollment of over 300 undergraduate students, many of whom are Hispanic. The faculty also mentors Ph.D. students in the Construction Science and Management track within the Civil Engineering doctoral program. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university at the school level, in its mission as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The CSM Division is located in downtown San Antonio, one of America’s oldest and most vibrant urban environments, where design, construction, and research find unique topics of inquiry.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Construction or related discipline. If ABD, the successful candidate must complete all requirements for their degree by August 1, 2022.
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses in Construction Science and Management at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A proven record of recent peer‐reviewed
  • Research interest and expertise in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Strong computer programming knowledge and skills (e.g. Python, R, C++).
  • Ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated evidence of recent ability to obtain external research
  • Industry


For the complete position announcement and how to apply for the position, please use UTSA’s online application portal. Access the UTSA Human Resources website at https://jobs.utsa.edu. You will be required to submit the following:

  • A letter of application.
  • A Curriculum
  • A research statement (maximum of 2 pages) and a teaching statement (maximum of 2 pages) that includes a discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment.
  • The names, addresses (postal and e-mail), and telephone numbers of 3-6 references (these will be required of all candidates selected for interview).
  • If ABD, evidence of graduate hours completed and status of progress towards completion by August 1, 2022.


This is a security-sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. The review of completed applications will begin on October 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are selected for on-campus interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ibukun Awolusi at ibukun.awolusi@utsa.edu, or the School Director, Dr. Arturo E. Schultz at arturo.schultz@utsa.edu.