Request/Posting Number 0712513
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Construction Management
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department Technology - 05100000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary The Department of Technology, which is one of eight departments/schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology, is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to provide leadership and instruction in the Construction Management program.
ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
-Earned doctorate in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or closely related field. Individuals who reasonably expect to complete a terminal degree by August 16, 2020, will be considered.
-Expertise in one or more of the following areas: building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; sustainable construction.
-Demonstrated potential to conduct research in the appropriate field.
-State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.
-Teach undergraduate courses in construction management. As a "teaching-focused" institution, quality of teaching is a high priority of the Department of Technology. A typical teaching load for tenure track faculty is three courses per semester.
-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.
Competitive salary package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Position: 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 semesters 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. For the past four consecutive years, the University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Construction Management Program serves around 180 undergraduate students by providing hands-on experience in labs and class projects and is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The CM program has strong support from the construction industry through the CM industry partnership and student chapters of professional organizations such as AGC, MCA, NECA, ACI, and NAHB. The support from the construction industry includes opportunities for faculty's research and professional development as well as students' activities such as student competitions, field trips, and job placement.
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, Sustainable & Renewable Energy, and Technology and Engineering Education. The Department has a graduate student enrollment of approximately 100 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 (http://www.tec.ilstu.edu/).
Illinois State University A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.
The Community: Illinois State University is located in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 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.
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 16, 2020, will be considered.
2. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; sustainable 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.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 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 16, 2020, will be considered.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 09-13-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Initial review of applications will begin on October 14 and continue until qualified candidates are selected.
For full consideration, applicants must apply online by October 13, 2019. Please complete a faculty employment application and submit a letter of application describing experience and fit with the position, your current vita, transcripts, teaching and research statements (one page each maximum), and contact information of at least three references (name, telephone, and email).
For additional information, visit www.tec.ilstu.edu or contact: Misty Bell, Lead Staff, Department of Technology at [email protected]
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Department of Technology:
Departmental Homepage www.tec.ilstu.edu
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents Transcript 1
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.