Career Track Assistant or Associate Professor Construction Management

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Available Title(s):

158-NN_FACULTY - Teaching Assistant Professor - Career, 159-NN_FACULTY - Teaching Associate Professor - Career

Business Title:

Career Track Assistant or Associate Professor Construction Management

Employee Type:

Faculty

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

9 Month

Position Details:

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University invites applications for a full-time, continuous career track (non-tenure track) faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates who are student-centered, collaborative, possess relevant industry experience, and are technologically and professionally competent.

The School of Design and Construction (SDC) provides a vital academic and research culture where students and faculty engage in complex social, environmental and technological questions of our time. We seek forward-thinking candidates with the vision, passion, and expertise to advance the field and inspire future leaders. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses central to the construction management core curriculum. For tenure-track position, the candidate will also be expected to conduct research that supports construction education and/or the construction industry and if possible in one or more key research areas within the SDC. Those with multidisciplinary research and/or teaching interests are encouraged to apply.

The SDC is committed to a world of equitability, justice, and belonging, and we seek candidates who share our belief in the speculative power of design to imagine new worlds based on these principles. Please see the SDC’s Statement on Equity, Justice, and Belonging here: https://sdc.wsu.edu/equity-justice-and-belonging/.

The curriculum is a four-year professional program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Upon completion of prerequisite courses, pre-professional students must apply after their first year to be admitted into the program and complete the final three years. The Construction Management program has a robust in-house student internship and full-time recruiting program, active industry partners, and an engaged advisory board. Additionally, many non-CM students enrolled in our CM Minor program that consists of students from many disciplines including Business, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering. Fall 2016 marked the official start of the Construction Engineering Bachelor’s degree which is a collaboration between Construction Management and Civil Engineering - an integrated degree offering.

The SDC is comprised of accredited academic degree programs in Construction Management (B.S. ACCE + CM minor), Architecture (B.S + M.Arch NAAB), Interior Design (B.A. CIDA + M.A. Research), Landscape Architecture (BLA LAAB), Construction Engineering with the Department of Civil Engineering (B.S. ABET), and emerging certificate programs and a Master of Science in Building Science with Departments in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The SDC is committed to being the premier destination for integrated design and construction education in the nation. The collaborative make-up of the SDC enables faculty to work with students from different disciplines in an integrated environment with the goal of promoting and increasing effectiveness within the professions. Interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities for both teaching and research also extend throughout the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, especially with the Composite Materials & Engineering Center (www.cmec.wsu.edu), the Integrated Design + Construction Laboratory (https://idcl.wsu.edu/), and the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Visit (www.sdc.wsu.edu) for more information on the School of Design and Construction.

Life on the Palouse:

Pullman is a small college-town nestled in rolling agricultural lands known as the Palouse. Located eighty miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from scenic mountains, valleys and canyons that offer a wide range of outdoor activities. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hubs of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho—the latter located in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho, which is connected to Pullman by a paved seven-mile recreational trail. Pullman offers a true four-season climate, a high quality of life and an excellent public-school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children. To learn more about the Pullman community, please visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com.

Washington State University:

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 25,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all. Further information about WSU can be found at: www.wsu.edu.

LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

This position reports administratively to the School of Design and Construction Director.

MAJOR PROGRAM DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties for this position are to teach courses central to the core construction management curriculum in the Construction Management (B.S.) program of the School of Design + Construction. Courses include, but are not limited to, materials and methods, project management/project delivery, construction cost accounting, construction law, estimating, and scheduling.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Teach lecture, lecture/lab, and seminar courses in construction management and allied disciplines within the school and be willing to teach online courses through WSU Global Campus;

  • Participate in School committees and student mentoring;

  • Provide continuing education and short courses to industry and students.

  • Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area of interest is appealing but not required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Career-Track Assistant Professor

  • Possess an accredited professional Master’s degree in construction management or related discipline by the time of hire.

  • Candidate must have a demonstrated teaching record, a minimum of three years of relevant project management industry experience in the United States, and a proven record of collaborative work within the construction (building) industry.

Required: Career-Track Associate Professor

  • Candidate must have an earned master’s degree in construction management or related discipline by the time of hire.

  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years of relevant project management industry experience in the United States, and a proven record of collaborative work within the construction (building) industry. Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area of interest is appealing but not required.

Required: Both

  • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to teach core curriculum courses (e.g., materials and methods, project management/project delivery, construction cost accounting, construction law, estimating, MEP/building science, BIM/VDC, and scheduling) in the undergraduate B.S. Construction Management program and allied disciplines in the School.

  • Candidate must be willing and able to engage with students and industry partners, including the mentorship of students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred: Both

  • Professional registration/certification such as PE, AIA, LEED, CPC, NCDIQ, or DBIA.

  • Demonstrated higher education teaching experience (5 years +) in a construction management program.

  • Demonstrated construction industry experience (5 years +) in one or more of the following construction market sectors: commercial, large-scale residential construction, heavy civil, infrastructure, or specialty contracting.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including collaboration and teamwork.

STARTING DATE:

August 16, 2024

Additional Information:

Area/College: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA)

Department Name: School of Design and Construction

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA, 99164- 2220

Department Link: VCEA School of Design and Construction

9-month Salary:

Career track Assistant Professor salary range is $80,000 - $90,000

Career track Associate Professor salary range is $85,000 - $98,000

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty please review the summary of benefits for WSU Faculty and Total Compensation


FTE: 100%

This is a continuous career track position.

Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their application by March 15, 2024. First consideration will be provided to applications submitted prior to November 15, 2023.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Process: A complete application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s interests, qualifications, pertinent experience, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (two-page maximum);

  • Document (two-page maximum) indicating teaching philosophy and research agenda;

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Contact information (name, address, e-mail, and phone number) of at least three (3) professional references

For questions about the position contact:

Rick Cherf, CM Search Committee co-Chair: rcherf@wsu.edu OR Darhl Edwards, CM Search Committee co-Chair: darhl.edwards@wsu.edu.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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