Cal Poly Pomona Tenure Track position – Civil Engineering Dept


The Civil Engineering Department (CE) at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure track positions in Civil Engineering, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. The department is specifically considering applications in the areas of Construction Engineering and Management or Structural Engineering. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

The CE Department currently has 25 full-time faculty members who serve approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. For full position description and application procedures, please visit the university website at

 The Civil Engineering department will also host “Virtual faculty recruitment info. session” for potential CPP family. This session will provide diverse information of CPP, Civil Engineering department, and detail position requirement. Any candidates who are interested in applying the position are all welcomed to join. The detail info. is included below;

“CPP- CE Virtual Faculty Info. Session (Nov 12)”  (flyer attached)

    • Date: Nov 12, 2021 – 2pm ~ 3pm (PDT)
    • Online Zoom ID: 842 5355 8484 (Password: CPP-CE)

 If you have any questions, please contact the Civil Engineering Department by email at

Assistant Professor Position at Louisiana State University

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor

Position Type:



LSUAM Engineering – Bert S. Turner School of Construction Management (Charles W Berryman (00001257))

Work Location:

3319 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Pay Grade:


Job Description:

The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor effective August 2022. We seek applicants with a construction management background to conduct transformative research in one of the following areas (in priority order):  industrial facilities, power grid, facilities management, digital infrastructure, robotics, intelligent systems, decision support systems, information gathering/processes, material science or transportation. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of academic accomplishments and a willingness to collaborate with other researchers within and outside the CM department to expand disciplinary boundaries, and should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, sponsored research, mentoring students, supporting/advancing teaching (campus and online), and participating in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Division and advancement of the profession as well as providing service to our LSU community.

The CM department has 20 faculty and 8 staff members. This growing collection of faculty and staff combines their strengths and talents to meet the teaching, research, and outreach of the Department.  They are actively supported by a large construction industry base that has gifted funds for endowed chairs, professorships, scholarships, and discretionary funding. There are 1,302 students across four undergraduate degree programs (campus and online) that are studying to major, or intending to major, in construction or facilities management.  In addition, we have 125 graduate students working towards a Master of Science in CM (campus and online) and 38 working towards their Doctorate in CM.  The LSU CM undergraduate and master’s programs are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The CM Department houses three federally funded centers: Industrial Innovation Center (IIC) funded by the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) funded by the US Department of Energy, and the Region 6’s University Transportation Center (Tran-SET) funded by the US Department of Transportation. There are over 82 active research grants and sub-grants within the CM Department totaling almost $5 million annually.

Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea-, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second-largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

Applicants must apply online, and the complete application will include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statement, transcripts, and a list of three professional references. Review of application materials will begin December 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Chao Wang (; 225-578-9175).

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related discipline. Completion of degree required prior to employment start date (ABDs).

The successful candidate needs to have a proven record of teaching, published research and demonstrated the ability to attract external funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with 3+ years U.S. construction experience.

Familiarity with on-line instruction is highly preferred. Candidates with construction management, construction engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or civil engineering academic experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions:

Professional References, Cover Letter, CV, Transcripts, and Teaching/Research Statements

Posting Date:

October 14, 2021

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


Georgia A&WMA 2021 Scholarship Program

It’s scholarship time again! The Georgia Chapter of A&WMA is announcing its 2021 Scholarship Program.  This year the Georgia Chapter is planning on at least two $1000 scholarships.  For details concerning this year’s scholarships and how to apply, please see the attached document.  I have also included photos and information on last year’s winners.  You can find additional information about the Georgia Chapter of A&WMA at  Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Elisabeth Munsey
Georgia A&WMA Scholarship Chair
Director 2019 – 2020

2020 Scholarship Recipients

The GA AWMA presented two $1000 scholarships for the 2020 calendar year.  The winners were:

Christina Kiessling who attends Georgia State University.  Her abstract was titled “Key to Waste Clean Up: Effective Plastic and Petroleum Degradation using Synergistic Mechanism of Microbial Co-Culture.”

Sarada Sripada who attends the University of Georgia.  Her abstract was titled “Sustainable Solid Acid Carbon Catalysts from Renewable Biomass for Fine and Specialty Chemical Synthesis.”


Asst Prof at Penn State Seeks Grad Student Participation


My name is Dr. Catherine Berdanier. I am an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. I have been awarded an NSF CAREER grant to study the experiences of current engineering graduate students over time in an effort to understand graduate student attrition and persistence in engineering. We are collecting longitudinal data using text-message survey methods, following participants over time.

 This research is conducted via very short surveys conducted via text message on your cell phone.  If you agree, and we select you for this study based on your screening criteria, you will receive very short surveys on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Monday and Wednesday surveys will take approximately 30 seconds. Weekly, monthly, and end-of-term (December, May, August) surveys on Fridays will take 1 to 3 minutes. 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the online survey link below. The second page of the survey is the informed consent section, which includes more information regarding the study, including measures taken to protect confidentiality, and you will be able to download the full informed consent document. 

[Link to Participant Interest Survey]

Consecutive participation will be rewarded with a $10 gift card each month of participation (missing fewer than 2 Monday/Wednesday surveys or 1 Friday survey each month). In addition, participants who complete each of the monthly surveys and semesterly surveys each term (December, May, August) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards at the end of each term. 

Although you have the option to be removed from our study at any time, ideally participants would remain in the study for a year, at which point we will reach out to see if you would be interested in continuing your participation. Longitudinal data is extremely valuable to our research, so participants continuing in a second year will be entered into an additional drawing for an additional $50 gift card. 

If you have any questions about the study or how the data will be used, feel free to contact me at our lab group email ( or my university email address ( and we will answer any questions you have.  This study has been approved by the Penn State IRB.

Thank you for considering participation in this important study. 

Catherine Berdanier, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Shuman Family Early Career Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

Director of the Engineering Cognitive Research Laboratory (ECRL)