Assistant Professor in Construction Management

Illinois State University, Normal
Commensurate with experience
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Position:

The Department of Technology, which is one of eight departments/schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology, is seeking a nine-month, tenure-track faculty member to provide leadership and instruction in the Construction Management program at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2018.

Duties of this position include: Teach undergraduate courses in Construction Management develop a focused agenda of scholarship and grantsmanship appropriate to the discipline and disseminate through peer reviewed venues, participate and lead service activities in the profession and university, work closely with faculty and students to develop research skills, work closely with faculty and staff to develop relationships with industry and external funding for program initiatives, provide leadership to student chapters of professional organizations or student competitions.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, excellent educational benefits for employees and dependents, opportunities for summer salary, and the possibility of reduced teaching loads during the first two years to allow faculty to establish a research agenda. Illinois State University is a "first choice" institution in Illinois with an average 23.6 ACT admission score. The University was named a great college to work for in 2016 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  

Required Qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or closely related field. Individuals who reasonably expect to complete a terminal degree by August of 2018 will be considered.
2. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: sustainability for building and/or infrastructure; sustainable construction; electrical and mechanical systems; heavy civil construction.
3. Demonstrated potential to conduct research in the appropriate field.
4. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.  

Application Process:

To assure full consideration, please attach the following documents to posting number 0709697 at by November 4, 2017. Review of applications will continue until qualified candidates are selected.

1. Letter of application describing experience and fit with the position
2. Current vitae
3. Transcripts
4. Contact information of at least three references (name, telephone, and email)

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans

Additional Information:

The Department of Technology is recognized as one of the premier Technology programs in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Annually serving over 600 students, the faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing individuals for leadership positions as management-oriented technology professionals in six undergraduate programs and four areas of graduate study. Undergraduate majors include programs in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Computer Systems Technology, Renewable Energy, and Technology and Engineering Education. The Department has a graduate student enrollment of approximately 80 students and offers programs in Project Management, STEM Education and Leadership, Training and Development, and Quality Management and Analytics. The Department consists of 29 FTE faculty members, including tenured, tenure-track, full-time, and part-time instructors. Support staff includes a full-time systems manager and centralized advising at the department level (

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is a student-centered, comprehensive institution of higher education that is dedicated to providing high quality undergraduate education and graduate programs of distinction in targeted areas of study. The College of Applied Science and Technology, one of six colleges, is home to 193 faculty in eight academic units offering programs that prepare students for technical and professional positions in education, government, business, and industry. Illinois State University is ranked in the top 200 schools in the nation and, according to U.S. News & World Report, in the top 100 among public universities nationwide.

The Community: Illinois State University is located in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 140,000 and is easily accessible by car, bus, train, or plane. Centrally located, Bloomington-Normal is easily accessed from Interstates 39, 55, and 74. Daily Amtrak service is available, as well as flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport. Bus lines also provide service to various points in the state and beyond. Illinois State University is approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Companies such as State Farm Insurance and Country Financial have major facilities in Bloomington-Normal. Other nearby institutions of higher education include Illinois Wesleyan University and Heartland Community College. Additional community information can be found at the links below.

Bloomington-Normal is one of Illinois' fastest growing population, economic and development centers. Endowed with excellent location and transportation advantages, diverse population and employment sectors, and enviable community assets, the area has become a sought-after site for commercial, industrial, and personal investment. A key advantage is Illinois State University's location relative to major U.S. markets. Normal is near the geographic center of Illinois, and two-thirds of the nation's gross national product producers are within 500 miles of McLean County. The diverse economy has been well-insulated against recession. The labor force is large and equally diverse, with employees in nine traditional employment sectors. Unemployment figures in McLean County have been among the lowest in the Midwest.
As a community, McLean County's assets go well beyond the usual public and private schools, parks, universities and libraries. The people of the county are its greatest asset, so priority is placed on developing a community that meets the diverse needs of all members of society.