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Director, MTSU School of Concrete & Construction Management

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Construction Engineering
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The Opportunity:  Director, MTSU School of Concrete & Construction Management

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for an innovative leader of its School of Concrete & Construction Management (SCCM). The position begins on August 1, 2023. Expedited tenure upon appointment is possible. MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty members who value working with diverse students.

The SCCM is home to two accredited B.S. programs—Construction Management and the first-of-its-kind Concrete Industry Management—in addition to a unique Concrete Industry Management MBA offered in partnership with MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business. The SCCM has shown robust growth over the past decade, more than doubling student enrollment to 370 in Fall 2022. Due to this success, the SCCM enjoys outstanding support from the university, industry advisory boards, and state government, which recognizes it as an essential engine for workforce development. Each fall at the SCCM career fair, 100+ employers from across the region come to recruit graduates. In October 2022, the School moved into a beautiful new, $40M state-of-the-art building featuring 54,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory, and office space.

The Role. The Director's primary responsibilities are administrative and academic leadership for SCCM, ensuring excellent program delivery, student success, and fostering support from within and outside the university. Specific responsibilities include student recruitment and retention, budget coordination, faculty/staff hiring and management/mentoring, academic scheduling, assessment, accreditation, reporting, and industry relations.

Qualifications. The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a closely related field and a record of excellence in teaching and research commensurate with earning academic tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. In addition, the successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated long-term vision and leadership, the capacity to drive enrollment growth, and the ability to work productively with a broad range of constituents.

Candidates with prior accreditation experience with ATMAE, ABET, or ACCE will receive special consideration, as will those with five (5) years of professional construction/concrete experience in North America.

Middle Tennessee State University. MTSU is the destination of choice for TN students due to its high-quality programs, exceptional value, and beautiful, modern campus. With more than 20,000 students, the university is the No. 1 supplier of graduates to the Greater Nashville economy and the No. 1 choice of adults (25 and up) seeking a four-year degree in the state. MTSU was responsible for $1.42 billion in economic impact and 11,500 jobs in 2021. While most of our students hail from TN, we also extend our reach nationally with signature programs like those in SCCM. MTSU faculty actively engage in high-level research and scholarship, bringing in millions of dollars in external funding each year. In 2022, MTSU achieved a Carnegie R2 classification, signifying “Doctoral Institution - High Research Activity.”

The City of Murfreesboro. Only 30 miles from Nashville, Murfreesboro is a charming city with rich history, a thriving community, and a mix of urban and suburban lifestyles. The city is home to great public and private schools, a thriving Square, parks and recreation areas, including Stones River National Battlefield and an extensive Greenway system. With its affordable cost of living, strong economy, and friendly atmosphere, Murfreesboro has been included in Time magazine’s “Top 20 Places to Live.”

To Apply:  Applications must be submitted through MTSU’s career site ( Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research statement at the time of online application. ADDITIONALLY, applicants are required to include their administrative/leadership philosophy as “Other Document 1.”

PLEASE REVIEW the application and document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation at the time of application submission cannot be considered. Once the application and documents are submitted, edits are not allowed.

If you need assistance applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at 615-898-5128 or If you have position-specific questions, please contact Dr. Andrienne Friedli, Search Committee Chair, at 615-898-2958 or


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