BSCI Welcomes New Faculty Member Bob Muir
Welcome to Senior Lecturer Bob Muir! Muir is joining the faculty of the McWhorter School of Building Science (BSCI) beginning this fall semester. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech as well as a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.
Prior to joining the faculty at Auburn, Muir spent five years at Virginia Tech as a professor and Chair of the Construction Engineering & Management Program. He also spent ten years at Drexel as an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Construction Management Program. He has coached plenty of Associated Schools of Construction competition teams and looks forward to doing the same at Auburn. “The prevailing culture at Auburn promotes student engagement and professional development and is a hotbed for student competition teams. Coaching student competition teams at Auburn is the opportunity of a lifetime!”
Muir worked 30 years in industry before entering academia for 15 years. He has worked the last three years as resident engineer at HDR, a position he began in 2020. “The uncertainty when Covid hit presented the ideal timing to go back out into the field for one last hurrah,” he said. “Now that the project is nearing completion, it’s time for me to return to what I believe is my true calling: teaching, coaching, mentoring and leading service learning projects.” He will initially teach undergraduate courses in Contract Documents, Structures II and Construction Field Lab.
“We are so glad Senior Lecturer Muir has joined our faculty,” stated BSCI school head Richard Burt. “I have known Bob for several years. I know his vast experiences in industry and coaching competition teams, as well as his love of service learning, make him a very valuable addition to our faculty.”