Assistant Professor of Practice - Construction

Lincoln, NE
Oct 24, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor of Practice - Construction


Durham School of Arch Engr & Const-4975

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Description of Work:

The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) ( invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position. This is a non-tenure track 9-month faculty appointment (paid over 12 months).

The Durham School consists of approximately 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty and professors of practice (PoP), 500 undergraduate students, and 100 graduate students, offering programs in both Omaha (The Peter Kiewit Institute) and in Lincoln. The Durham School has a significant endowment (the only endowed unit in the College of Engineering) and world-class industry ties. The Construction Industry Advisory Board is active and represents about 50 companies, many positioned within the ENR Top 100. Recently, the Board of Regents approved a new engineering facility, costing approximately $85 million. To be named Kiewit Hall, the building will serve as engineering’s academic hub and will house Lincoln-based construction programs beginning summer 2023.

This position will primarily focus on instructional programs and participate in the School’s outreach and service activities. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to undergraduate instructional programs and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement with the industry. The position will be expected to be significantly involved in the School’s and College’s teaching mission including development of course materials, working with colleagues to develop new curricula, lecturing, holding office hours, preparing and grading assignments and exams, managing and grading class projects, and coordinating teaching assistants who serve as lab instructors and graders. In addition, they will be expected to participate in a variety of non-class activities which support the teaching and learning mission of the School.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management or a closely-related field, e.g., engineering, as well as a strong record of exemplary accomplishments in the construction industry and not less than ten (10) years of construction experience in a progressive series of responsible positions. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will possess an advanced degree, e.g., MS Construction Science, MS Engineering, Master of Architecture, MBA, JD, or Ph.D., plus licensing as a registered professional engineer or architect and/or certification from LEED, AIC, or other nationally/internationally recognized accreditation organizations. They should demonstrate previous successful teaching experience in engineering and/or construction through formal classroom settings or in professional industry settings (internal company training courses, professional short courses, etc.).

Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong experience in at least two of the following priority area(s) of emphasis: project management, VDC/BIM, estimating, scheduling, budgets and controls, construction contracts, safety, materials and equipment, MEP systems, structures, advanced layout and field verification (BIM, scanning, drones, etc.) and software currency (Revit, Navisworks, OST, Bluebeam, Planswift/Plangrid, P6, ASTA, Procore, etc).

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How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following:

1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement, 4) diversity statement, and 5) a list of three references who will provide letters of recommendation. Note, please combine teaching and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.”

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements: After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statements may not be given full consideration.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Nancy Re, Human Resources Specialist [email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

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