Assistant Professor in Construction Management

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Nov 18, 2019
Jan 17, 2020
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Eastern Michigan University's School of Visual and Built Environments in the College of Engineering and Technology seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Construction Management (CM) to begin Fall 2020. EMU has attractive benefits, and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The EMU Construction Management programs include 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 construction of 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.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in construction management, student advising, active engagement in scholarly activity and research, and providing service to the CM programs, school, college and university. Key services include construction lab oversight, participate and support the assessment and accreditation activities and process, leading our student competition teams, participation in alumni and professional associations, and events organization such as our annual career fair, golf-outing, and guest speaker series. Potential for program leadership exists.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.
  • Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
  • Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
  • Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
  • Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
  • Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
  • Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
  • Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
  • Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to 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 with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in Construction Management or a related field with U.S. construction management industry experience, or Master's degree in Construction Management or a related field with a significant U.S. construction management industry experience
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience of CM courses that include Construction Systems, Surveying, Construction Safety, Estimating and Bidding, Planning and Scheduling, and Project Control.
  • Demonstrated expertise in construction management and computer applications, especially in areas of estimating & bidding, planning & scheduling, and project production control.
  • Demonstrated or has the potential to conduct scholarly works in a construction management related field.

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 or related programs.
  • Demonstrated industry network and interactions with the construction industry through training, practice, service, research programs and similar partnerships.
  • Dedication to actively providing leadership to students through student club sponsorship, competition team coaching, organizing and implementing of similar student activities.


Supplemental Information

Applications must include 1) a specific letter of interest, 2) complete vita or resume that includes three references with contact information, one of which must come from industry, 3) brief statements of teaching philosophy, including a list of courses taught, and 4) statement of research interests and areas. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Apply for the position following this link: Assistant Professor in Construction Management.

EMU enrolls approximately 18,000 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 offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.


EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.


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