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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor; or Professor of Practice in Construction Management

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Department: College of Business
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Business, Engineering, Management

University Required Statement:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in engineering, computing, and science education and research, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty or professor of practice position in construction management and engineering. The position will be in the Construction Management Program, under both the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Business and Economics.

Our goal is to attract creative world-class faculty to enrich the educational and research experience of our bright, motivated, and adventurous students. The University is known for its collegial scholarly environment. The program has strong interaction between students and faculty creating a close-knit community.

Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, differently-abled individuals, people from all races/ethnicities, multicultural individuals, and all other intersectionalities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

The successful candidate will collaboratively develop and teach undergraduate classes and laboratories, create innovative instructional materials and project-based experiences, develop external funding for research and projects with industry, establish and sustain a record of scholarly achievement, contribute to program assessment and accreditation activities, student advising, and other departmental service. Opportunities for research collaboration are prevalent across the University.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

  • To be considered for a tenure-track position, the applicant must have an earned PhD in civil engineering with an emphasis on construction engineering and/or construction management, or a closely related engineering or management field by May 31, 2020.

    To be considered for a professor of practice position, the applicant must have at least a MS degree in construction management or a closely related engineering or management field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

  • Tenure-track position: The applicant must have the ability to conduct research and develop partnerships with contractors, industry, and others.

    Demonstrated development of funded research and/or scholarly achievements resulting in peer reviewed publications.

    Professor of practice position: Evidence of five years of relevant experience in the North American construction industry is required.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

  • Demonstrated effective and engaging teaching experience at a university level.

    Experience in BIM, structures, building utility systems and/or sustainable design and construction.

    In addition for the tenure-track position having relevant experience in the North American construction industry is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

  • Versatility and technical expertise to teach fundamental courses such as statics, strength of materials, construction materials, BIM and/or building utility systems.

    Strong oral and written communication, computer, and presentation skills.

    Ability to draw from relevant construction management experiences and teach a variety of construction management courses.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Proficiency in Revit, Navisworks, or similar software.

    Appropriate professional registrations and/or licenses.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Required Departmental Training: 

  • Every employee at Michigan Technological University must receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.
    Required University Training:
    • Employee Safety Overview
    • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
    • Annual Data Security Training

    Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019, however, applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit:
• Cover letter indicating interest in the Construction Management position, available start date, a description of experience for the qualifications listed above
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Teaching philosophy
• Research statement
• Description of past and future efforts in diversity and inclusion

Applicants will be asked for contact information for three current references. Letters of reference will be requested for candidates advancing to a short list.

Additional Information

Questions can be directed to Lynn A. Artman, Chair of the faculty search committee, or 906-487-3484.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton, Michigan, in the scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution receiving two National Science Foundation grants to increase the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented/underserved individuals in STEM.

Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview; additional details on dual career explorations in our Partner Engagement Program can be found here:

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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