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Professor and Director; Building Construction Science Program; College of Architecture, Art, and Design; Mississippi State University

The Building Construction Science Program at Mississippi State University (MSU) seeks an innovative, collaborative leader to work with faculty, staff, and students and guide program development and growth. The Program, one of only two studio-based construction programs in the US, produces innovative collaborative leaders in the construction management profession through an immersive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary educational environment. The unique studio-based curriculum (, combined with the program’s setting in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design (, provides a learning environment for active engagement with multiple disciplines in hands-on problem-solving experiences in the built environment.

Mississippi State, a public land-grant institution, is the state’s flagship research university and one of only a few universities to earn both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MSU’s mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population, as well as from other states and countries, and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research, and service ( The Program Director plays a lead role in developing the Building Construction Science Program and providing leadership within the Program, the College, and the University.

Description of major responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, and administer all aspects of the Building Construction Science Program including curriculum and program development, recruitment and retention, human resources, physical resources, and fiscal resources.

  • Foster collegiality, build consensus, and articulate and promote the Program's goals and interests.

  • Lead the program in preparation for accreditation.

  • Work with the Office of the Dean, the Office of Research and Economic Development, and the MSU Foundation to increase private and institutional support for research, facilities, scholarships, endowments, and advancement.

  • Develop and maintain University and community relationships and outreach.

  • Continue individual research/creative achievement at the national and/or international level.

Required qualifications:

The candidate must hold a Master's Degree in Construction Management/Science or a closely related field and must have university teaching and administrative experience and relevant professional construction industry experience. The candidate's vita must demonstrate scholarship, academic achievement, and the energy and intellect to work collaboratively with the faculty to develop a challenging and compelling vision of construction education, particularly in the area of studio-inquiry and problem-based instructional pedagogies. The candidate must have received tenure and be eligible for or demonstrate sufficient academic accomplishment to quality for appointment at the Professor level with tenure.

Application deadline:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to begin employment on or before July 1, 2017.


Instructions for applying:

Applicants must apply online ( and upload applications materials. Please refer to the MSU website for instructions (, position number 493888.


MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity of our student population.


New Masters Course in Environmental Architecture 

The Mackintosh School of Architecture is pleased to announce a new Masters course in Environmental Architecture based within the highly successful Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit, at the Glasgow School of Art.  

The Masters in Environmental Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, provides students with specialist knowledge and insight into the relationships between low energy architectural design, energy and indoor environmental performance, and building occupants.  

The programme is based on the research strengths of the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) and benefits from informed teaching through engagement with live projects.   

The programme offers balanced academic and practical content. Students explore the latest developments in environmental design theory and practice; and there are also opportunities to participate in on-going MEARU research projects. Students will work within an architectural school with a well-established design culture, and within a specialist research unit providing key research skills.  

Futher information is here:


SBSE Election 2015

We're pleased to announce that Ulrike Passe has been unanimously elected SBSE president-elect and Alex Rempel has also been unanimously re-relected Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations to Ulrike and Alex!!

With the election results in Alfredo Fernández-González is now SBSE president, while Pablo LaRoche becomes past-president.

Many thanks to Ihab Elzeyadi for his six years of service in the SBSE president track!!



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