Assistant Professor - Construction Management - #000159

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Posting NumberFAC352PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleAssistant ProfessorWorking TitleAssistant Professor - Construction Management - #000159DepartmentKimmel School of Construction ManagementPosition Summary

The Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Construction Management beginning January 2020 or August 2020. This is a nine (9) month tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations, meet scholarship and research expectations, and fulfill normal institutional service duties. The Kimmel School of Construction Management program is part of WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology (

Candidates should have a strong record, or show strong promise, to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and Construction Industry.

The Kimmel School of Construction Management houses both on-campus undergraduate degree program and online master level program in Construction Management. The School places a strong emphasis on applied, Project-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. We are strongly committed and encourage applications from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented populations.

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 of five 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. WCU was the first University inducted into the Top Adventure College Hall of Fame.

Our 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 methods and materials, scheduling, estimating, finance, leadership, legal issues, and sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution.

A minimum of three years, or more, of construction management domestic industry experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five or more years of U.S. construction management industry experience with at least one year in a higher level supervisory or management level position.

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 both teaching and service based on the Boyer model of Scholarship with a primary focus on supporting students in undergraduate research.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per WeekNumber 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 consideration.

Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarship plans, unofficial transcripts and a list (include names and complete contact information) for at least three professional references to complete the application process.

For questions, or additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Gehrig, 828-227-2544 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. List of references
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Recommendation (applicant attached)
  2. Licenses or Certifications
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Posted: 9/25/2019
Application Due: 11/24/2019
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