Assistant Professor (Construction Management)

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General Summary

Eastern Michigan University's Construction Management (CM) Program in the School of Visual and Built Environments, the College of Engineering and Technology, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2021. EMU has attractive benefits, and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The EMU Construction Management Program include an ACCE-accredited Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, and a Master's degree in Construction Management, as well as a college-wide Ph.D. in Technology with a concentration in Construction Management. The graduate and undergraduate programs focus on the construction of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and civil/heavy/highway/infrastructure facilities. The Michigan construction industry actively supports EMU's efforts in curriculum development, student job placement, and accreditation.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in construction management, student advising, active engagement in scholarly activity and research, and providing service to the CM Program, school, college and university. Key services include lab oversight, participate and support the assessment and accreditation activities and process, leading our student competition teams, participation in alumni and professional associations, and events organization such as our annual career fair, golf-outing, and guest speaker series. Potential for program leadership exists.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the school.
  • Active in conducting research and supervision of graduate students.
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and profession.
  • Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
    Keep posted office hours during the week, which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
  • Provide academic advising to students.
  • Serve on search committees for the hiring new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
  • Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
  • Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
  • Engage in pursuits that help further organize and contribute to the growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications. Perform related Departmental duties as required.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a related field with the U.S. construction management industry experience, or Master's degree in Construction Management or a related field with a significant U.S. construction management industry experience
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience of CM courses that include Estimating and Bidding, Planning and Scheduling, and Project Control.
  • Demonstrated expertise in construction management and computer applications, especially in estimating & bidding; planning & scheduling; and project production control.
  • Demonstrated to conduct scholarly works and publish in construction management or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications and Credentials:
  • Professional registration/certification, such as CPC, PE, CCM, PMP, and AIA.
  • Prior substantial full-time university-level teaching experience in construction management or related programs.
  • Documented ability to learn and adapt to new teaching content areas and software.
  • Have research potential in terms of publications in scholarly journals, conferences, and attracting external funding.
  • Demonstrated industry network and interactions with the construction industry through training, practice, service, research programs and similar partnerships.
  • Dedication to actively providing leadership to students through student club sponsorship, competition team coaching, organizing and implementing of similar student activities.
Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information
Applications must include 1) a specific letter of interest, 2) complete vita or resume that includes three references with contact information, one of which must come from industry, 3) brief statements of teaching philosophy, including a list of courses taught, 4) Unofficial transcript of the highest degree earned, and 5) statement of research interests and areas. Applications without these four requested inclusions will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


EMU enrolls approximately 17,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package and a collegial work environment. EMU's distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong diverse community initiatives, focus on Education First, and nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements set it apart. The campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.




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Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 3/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time