Assistant Professor of Practice - Construction Management and Engineering

Employer
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, NE

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Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning, Business & Management
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Working Title:

Assistant Professor of Practice - Construction Management and Engineering

Department:

Durham School of Arch Engr & Const-4975

Requisition Number:

F_210148

Posting Open Date:

10/05/2021

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):

11/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (https://engineering.unl.edu/durhamschool) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position in the area of Construction Management and Engineering beginning in Fall 2022. This is a non-tenure track, 9-month faculty appointment (paid over 12 months). The Durham School is co-located in two cities, Lincoln and Omaha, which are approximately 50 miles apart. With approximately 30 faculty, 500 undergraduate students, and 100 graduate students, the Durham School is the only endowed academic unit ($30 million) in the UNL College of Engineering and has strong ties with several world-class construction firms, including Black & Veatch, Hensel Phelps, JE Dunn, Kiewit, McCarthy, Turner, Weitz, Whiting-Turner and many others. Currently the UNL College of Engineering is building a new $115 million teaching facility named Kiewit Hall that will serve as engineering’s academic hub and house the school’s construction programs in Lincoln beginning in summer 2023 (https://durhamschool.link/KiewitHall).
Based in Lincoln and focused on instructional programs, the person in this position is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Durham School; actively participate in service, outreach, and community engagement; and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement with industry.

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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Candidates are expected to have a Bachelor of Science in construction management, construction engineering, or a closely-related field. They must have a strong record of exemplary accomplishments in the construction industry and not fewer than ten years of construction experience in a progressive series of responsible positions. Candidates must also demonstrate readiness to advance inclusive excellence and diversity, as these are core values in our school, college, and university.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree at the Masters or Doctoral level, have at least 5 years of experience in the United States construction industry, be professionally licensed or certified through nationally/internationally recognized accreditation organizations, and have previous teaching experience through formal classroom settings or in professional industry settings (internal company training courses, professional short courses, etc.). They will also have had previous experience in at least one of the following priority areas: electrical systems design and construction; control systems; healthcare construction; budgets and contracts; and/or building codes such as the International Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Criminal History Background Check Required:

No

How to Apply:

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

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Resume or CV.
  3. Teaching and diversity statements.
  4. A list of three references.
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: https://engineering.unl.edu/candidate-statements/.

Please address inquiries regarding this search to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Vish Reddi, [email protected], (402) 472-7431.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Prof. Vish Reddi, [email protected], (402) 472-7431.

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:

No

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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