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Assistant Professor – Construction Management/Civil Engineering

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Set by Academic Human Resources
Closing date
Jan 15, 2023

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Eastern Michigan University's Construction Management (CM) and Civil Engineering (CE) Programs in the School of Visual and Built Environments, the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology, seek applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2023. EMU has attractive benefits, and the salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The EMU Construction Management Program includes 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 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.

The EMU Bachelor's in Civil Engineering prepares students for productive careers in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structural Analysis and Design, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Transportation, and Materials Engineering.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in construction management/civil engineering, student advising, active engagement in scholarly activity and research, and providing service to the Construction Management and/or Civil Engineering programs, school, college, and university. Key services include lab oversight, participation and support of the assessment and accreditation activities and process, leading our student competition teams, participation in alumni and professional associations, and events such as our annual career fair, golf-outing, and guest speaker series. In addition, the candidate will contribute to ACEE/ABET accreditations. Potential for program leadership exists.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach a contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the school. Active in conducting research and supervising graduate students. Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and profession. Assign and submit grades following established University schedules. Keep office hours during the week, which is scheduled at times most beneficial to students. Provide academic advising to students. Serve on search committees for hiring new faculty members, departmental committees, and other service committees across the university. Participate in 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 about wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or a related field with significant U.S. construction management industry experience. Evidence of successful college teaching experience, including Construction Management courses such as Estimating and Bidding, Planning and Scheduling, Project Control, and/or Civil Engineering Courses. Demonstrated expertise in construction management and computer applications, especially in estimating and bidding, planning and scheduling, construction project finance, risk management, and control and/or Civil Engineering software. Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly works and publish in construction management, civil engineering, 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 and civil engineering. Documented ability to learn and adapt to new teaching content areas and software. Have research potential for publications in scholarly journals, conferences, and attracting external funding. Demonstrated industry network and interactions with the construction and/or civil engineering industry through training, practice, service, research programs, and similar partnerships. Experience and/or interest in supporting student chapters such as Eastern Constructors and upcoming ASCE student chapter and their activities. Dedication to actively providing leadership to students through student club sponsorship, competition team coaching, organizing, and implementing similar student activities. 

Supplemental Information

Applications must include 1) a letter of interest, 2) a complete vita or resume that includes three references with contact information, one of which must come from industry, 3) brief statements of teaching and research philosophy, 4) An unofficial transcript of the highest degree earned, and 5) Statement on diversity. Applications without these five requested inclusions will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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EMU enrolls approximately 15,000 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 strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.



At Eastern Michigan University, we've always focused on helping students find their true passion. Founded in 1849 as a small teacher's college, EMU is a major learning and research institution with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. We offer more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and certificates, plus more than 150 graduate programs to our 21,105 students. For more information about EMU, please visit our website:

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