Faculty Tenure Track- 9 Month
College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED)
Kent Campus – Kent, OH
Opportunity: The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University invites applicants with a focus on construction management for a full-time, tenure-track appointment. The college is interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Lean Construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), sustainability, and/or emerging technologies in construction such as artificial intelligence (AI) in construction management, digital twins, intelligent robotics, automation, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc. They should possess a clear and emerging research agenda, demonstrable capacity for teaching the courses as outlined in the minimum requirements. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will offer undergraduate and/or graduate coursework, is expected to conduct research in their area of expertise and to demonstrate the capacity to integrate their research into their teaching.
1. Ph.D. degree in construction management, civil engineering, architecture, or a closely related field (ABD candidates will be considered if the evidence for the degree completion by August 15, 2024, is provided).
2. Specialization in one or more of the following areas: Lean Construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), sustainability, and/or emerging technologies in construction such as artificial intelligence (AI) in construction management, digital twins, intelligent robotics, automation, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc.
3. Minimum two years of construction industry experience.
4. Demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship through peer reviewed publications, and involvement in externally funded research efforts.
5. Ability to teach two or more of the following courses: Introduction to Building Structures, BIM for Construction Management, Engineering Economics and Strategic Decision Making, Mechanical Systems, MEP Estimating, Document Reading, and Materials and Methods.
About the Programs, College, and University: The College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State promotes the integration of practice and research as they relate to changing climatic, societal, and technological conditions and is committed to advancing the professions and their impact on the built environment. The Construction Management programs are an integral part of a growing multidisciplinary college dedicated to design and construction education that prepares graduates to lead in a rapidly changing world. This mission aligns with Kent State’s vision to “To be an inclusive community whose collective commitment to learning sparks transformative thinking, meaningful voice and sustainable outcomes to better our world.”
The College’s strategic plan forecasts continued growth in enrollment and additional full time faculty hires with an emphasis on furthering a scholarly / research and design community dedicated to advancing professional disciplines relating to the built environment. CAED Graduate programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Healthcare Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, a graduate research degree in Architecture and Environmental Design and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) provide opportunity for cross disciplinary collaboration that is complemented by University units including the Design Innovation Initiative (DI Hub), Kent State’s highly ranked Fashion School, and The School of Visual Communication Design, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, The Advanced Materials Institute and the Environmental Science and Design Institute, among others. In addition to a rich array of university assets, CAED resources include a branch library, lighting lab, Fabrication Lab (FabLab) equipped with woodworking tools, CNC mills, a metal fabrication facility, vacuum forming and robotics, the Robotically Augmented Design Lab (RadLAB), and a Materials Library complete with a curated selection of Material ConneXion samples and other digital design assets. The CAED offers exceptional international study opportunities including sponsored studio travel opportunities, semester-long programs in Florence and Paris, traveling workshops, and a progressive workshop, lecture, and exhibition series. The CAED's 37 full-time faculty and administrators and over 1150 undergraduate and graduate students occupy three primary locations: the LEED Platinum 107,000 sq. ft. John Elliot Center for Architecture and Design designed by Weiss/Manfredi situated near downtown Kent; the recently renovated Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square; and the Palazzo Vettori in the historic center of Florence, Italy.
Located midway between New York and Chicago in the Cleveland/Akron metro area, Kent State University is a R1 national research university in the heart of a burgeoning cultural and industrial region that is home to some of the world’s finest art museums, parks, universities, restaurants, theaters, music venues, and independent cinemas including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Playhouse Square, Akron Art Museum to name a few. See the following websites for more information on Kent State University http://www.kent.edu/ and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design http://www.kent.edu/caed/.
Application Process: Applicants are required to complete an online application on the Kent State University job site: http://jobs.kent.edu (search by position 986742) and complete the online academic data form.
Applicants should also include:
- Letter of interest with a concise overview of the candidate’s vision for construction management education
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching philosophy, and the courses interested in teaching
- Research agenda and research/scholarship statement
- List of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses
- Statement outlining the individual’s position and/or contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service.
Any questions may be sent to: Simon Adamtey, Chair, Construction Management Search Committee, @ email@example.com, Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, 132 South Lincoln Street, Kent, OH 44242.
Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2024. Full consideration will be given to candidates who have submitted by January 10, 2024.
Kent State University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sec, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For a complete description of this position and to apply online, visit our jobsite at https://jobs.kent.edu