Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job no: 557047
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: School Of Planning Des Construction Anr 10002116
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Non-Union, Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training
Position Summary

The Construction Management (CM) program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in January 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core construction management courses and will demonstrate actual or potential scholarly research activity that advances the interdisciplinary focus of SPDC. We are especially seeking candidates who have the potential to develop a strong interdisciplinary research program with external funding in one or more of the following areas: sustainable built environment, building science, smart and connected systems, non-traditional and innovative building materials/methods, disaster management, and resilient infrastructures and their impact on/from construction project management. The candidate will also engage in appropriate service at the department, college, university and community level.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Construction Management or related field

Minimum Requirements

At a minimum, candidates must have a PhD degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering and Management, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field; strong communication skills; and demonstrable ability to mentor students conducting research, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in core CM areas, including but not limited to structural systems, contracts, construction documents, scheduling, and estimating.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant professional licensing or certifications; and U.S. Construction industry experience.

Required Application Materials

Applicants for this position should send a single electronic document containing 1) a letter of professional interests addressing teaching and research, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) samples of publications and/or professional reports, 4) a copy of Doctoral Thesis Abstract, 5) a statement addressing your experience with diversity and inclusion in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, professional activities and research and/or describing how you will contribute to MSU’s goals of inclusive excellence, and 6) contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates for the position (posting #557047) must apply online at

Special Instructions

Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Eric Strauss, [email protected] or 517-353-8715.

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Department Statement

The Construction Management Program is a nationally recognized program that awards an ACCE accredited baccalaureate degree as well as Master’s and PhD Degrees in CM. The program currently has 8 full-time faculty positions, approximately 200 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. For further information about the CM Program, visit

The SPDC is a global leader with very diverse faculty and students, uniting four accredited academic programs offering eight bachelor, master and Ph.D. degree programs related to the natural, built and virtual environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban & Regional Planning, providing an excellent work environment for 43 faculty members. The SPDC welcomes candidates who will bring demographic diversity to our faculty. For more information about SPDC, please see

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at MSU is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 29, 2019 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 29, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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