Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
COLLEGE: Engineering & Computer Science
DEPARTMENT: Construction Management
POSITION TITLE: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Department of Construction Management at CSUS is designed for students who enter professional practice immediately upon graduation. The CM program and teaching methods are therefore practical in nature, providing hands-on experience for students through labs and class projects. Graduates of the CM program enjoy an excellent reputation among regional employers and many move quickly into leadership roles on large projects. The CM program enrolls 400 undergraduate students, offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management with a minor degree in Business Administration.
One of Sacramento State’s imperatives is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. The ideal candidate will share Sacramento State’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working in culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environments, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from diverse candidates, including women, minorities, and candidates with disabilities. Sacramento State is dedicated to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in all aspects of its academic programs and services. The university recognizes the importance of making its physical facilities as well as its information technology services accessible to ensure the campus is accessible by everyone regardless of disability.
The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning with the Fall 2022 semester.
- Teach undergraduate courses in construction management.
- Teach a variety of construction management topics.
- Advise students.
- Participate in the development of instructionally-related curriculum.
- Contribute to Department, College and University level committee work.
- Be involved in Community service.
- Engage in student-related activities, such as student club faculty advisor or coach teams for student competitions.
- Engage in professional and scholarly activities, including externally funded applied research.
- Identify construction field trip locations, obtain permission to visit these sites from responsible party (Prime Contractor, Owner etc.), and lead student field trips to these construction sites.
- Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in construction management, architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a similar profession are required, which must be completed by June 2022. Candidates with other advanced professional degrees (MBA, JD, etc.) in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a similar profession may also be considered.
- Education and experience in several of the following areas: Material testing; construction surveying; construction graphics; construction documents; construction processes and methods; construction operations analysis; construction equipment management; estimating; project management; planning and scheduling; design of soils and foundation structures; construction accounting; construction law; labor relations; computer applications in construction; equipment productivity analysis; design and construction of temporary structures; statics; mechanical and electrical principles in buildings, and / or other related construction management and civil engineering topics according to the candidate’s expertise.
- Three years minimum practical experience in construction management or construction engineering positions with construction contractors in commercial building, engineering, or industrial segments of the industry.
- Effective communication skills.
- Teaching excellence and inclusive classroom environment.
- Ability to effectively teach undergraduate courses in a variety of construction management classes.
- Commitment to enhance interaction with and support of the CM Program by the construction industry.
- Interest in and competence using computers in construction management applications.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population.
- Ability to work with faculty colleagues in department and college committees.
- College-level teaching experience.
- History of continuing professional development.
- Interest in producing industry-related research or scholarly work.
- Ph.D. in Construction, Civil Engineering, or related discipline.
- Experience where applicant has held position(s) with responsibility for and authority to plan, schedule, monitor, and control construction projects or significant portions of large projects.
Initial review will begin on January 17, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
- Cover letter: Include a list of the areas in Construction Management that the applicant feels competent to teach;
- Detailed resume or curriculum vita that is current; included but not limited to:
- List of Construction, Engineering, and/or Accounting related software, with brief description of competency and experience in each;
- Names, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three recent references who can address the applicant’s professional qualifications. As a minimum, references in each of the following levels:
- Academic Role - advisor
- Peer Role - Colleague or Coworker
- Supervisor Role – former or current
- Professional Role - Construction Industry.
- Unofficial transcripts of all college work. Official transcripts are required if invited for an interview.
- Diversity statement: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. Sacramento State is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment?
- A statement of construction management experience, including project scope of work under your supervision (field, office, self-performed, and subcontracted work), and detailed descriptions of your job position responsibilities. Provide evidence of continuing education (certificates, licenses, coursework beyond degree, etc.).
- A written statement of your personal teaching philosophy.
- A written statement of research and scholarly interests and plans to pursue them.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process .
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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).
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