Assistant Professor of Practice - Construction Management - #002011

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Posting NumberFAC354PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAssistant ProfessorWorking TitleAssistant Professor of Practice - Construction Management - #002011DepartmentKimmel School of Construction ManagementPosition Summary

The Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management beginning either January 2020 or August 2020. This is a nine (9) month fixed-term position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations and fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Candidates should show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and the construction industry.

The Kimmel School of Construction Management houses both an on-campus undergraduate degree program and an online master level degree program in Construction Management. The School places a strong emphasis on applied, practice-based learning as evidenced by the construction experience of our faculty. The undergraduate Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Master of Construction Management program has been recognized as the No. 1 online program for 2019 by Best College Reviews.

The School seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of high caliber and strongly encourages applications of women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Western Carolina University is located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway offering exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. For the past four years, WCU has been voted the Top Adventure college in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine for its location, and opportunities for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, nature photography, and outdoor life. The main campus, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, a location undergoing significant growth with a robust market in all construction sectors. The campus is located midway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

Candidates will be expected to teach across a broad range of construction management topics including, but not limited to, construction materials and methods, construction surveying, construction safety, estimating, and safety.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned master’s degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution.

A minimum of ten or more years of construction management industry experience is required with a demonstrated record of advancement in related supervisory positions.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have an earned PhD in a related discipline in addition to the requisite ten or more years of construction industry experience. Industry level certifications such as OSHA 30-hour, LEED, etc. are welcomed.

The position requires demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, along with excellent interpersonal and professional skills.

Applicants for the position must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and student engagement.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week40Number of Months Per Year9 Posting Text

Open Date09/23/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.

Candidates must attach a cover letter, a vita highlighting educational and work experience and professional activities, statement of teaching goals and pedagogy, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references. Candidates must also attach unofficial transcripts from their highest degree earned. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Gehrig at 828-227-2254 or [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. List of references
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Recommendation (applicant attached)
  2. Licenses or Certifications
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Posted: 9/25/2019
Application Due: 1/8/2020
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