Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management
Location: Civil Eng, Const Mgt & Env Eng
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 606209
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Job Description

The Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, invites applications for a teacher in the Construction Management (CM) Program. The NAU CM undergraduate program is nationally recognized with substantial established industry support and resources, is accredited by ACCE and currently has 260 undergraduate students enrolled.

We seek candidates who possess excellent teaching skills along with recent and relevant construction industry experiences. The primary duties will be in-person classroom teaching of CM classes, with a specific focus on the Construct for Practice (C4P) Lab. The C4P Lab, which is unique among CM programs. integrates the design, construction and management of a project that simulates a typical commercial building. This laboratory has been designed to develop technical, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills critical to the construction professional. The successful candidate will be responsible for adapting this lab for our growing enrollment. Managing the lab and teaching selected lab sections.


Managing and developing the C4P Laboratory

Teaching the equivalent of four classes each semester in areas including, but not limited to:

    Build Lab (CM200L), Design Lab (CM300L) and/or Management Lab (CM400L)Project management and controlConstruction project estimating and schedulingBuilding SystemsConstruction Materials, Means and MethodsConstruction Documentation (plan reading)Building Science

Student mentoring.

Participation in meeting the CM program and department strategic goal

Participation in curriculum development, assessment, and quality control.

Maintaining professional currency, relevance and certifications.

The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to help build our new graduate program in Building Science and/or teach in the online Master of Organizational Leadership program.

We invite all applicants to review the CM curriculum, C4P lab description and our strategic plan which are available on the departmental website.

The department is seeking full-time, non-tenure track, benefit eligible faculty members at the Assistant Professor of Practice rank. This is a nine-month academic year position which commences in the Fall of 2022 on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus.

This is a renewable position pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding and program need.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Teaching experience OR other relevant educational experience.
  • Progressive construction project management experience on complex domestic commercial, industrial or infrastructure projects.
  • A Master’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field OR a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field and Masters of Business Administration or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness in college-level teaching as the instructor of record
  • Demonstrated experience developing new courses and curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience using research-based techniques and integrating construction information technologies in the classroom.
  • Evidence of specialized construction management experience.
  • Evidence of construction trade experience
  • Experience and/or training in the field of Building Science
  • Demonstrated evidence of substantial scholarly, creative or professional achievements.
  • Industry certifications (including, but not limited to LEED AP, PMP, CPC, OSHA)
  • Professional registration (including, but not limited to PE, RA, AIA)
  • Doctorate in a construction-related discipline OR education by date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

General Information

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606209, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting (a) your particular qualifications for this position, (b) a vision statement for the C4P Lab and (c) your personal future professional plans (2 pages max); (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; please include examples from your past experiences and/or your future plans to further diversity, equity and inclusion, specifically as related to the AEC industry, and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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