Human Resources

Professor of Practice, Construction Management

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

Department: College of Business &  Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

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.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in engineering, computing, and science education and research, invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as Professor of Practice position in Construction Management. The position will be in the Construction Management Program, under both the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering and the College of Business.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. (see

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, integrate projects and work practices from industry, contribute to program assessment and accreditation activities, student advising, and departmental/college service. This candidate will be responsible for recruiting, facilitating student experience, developing and maintaining a program culture to support retention, and providing leadership for the program with increasing responsibilities over time. Employees are expected to apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work and to commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

To be considered for a Professor of Practice position, the applicant must hold an MS in Construction Management, an MS in a closely related engineering field or an MBA, and an undergraduate degree in Construction Management or a related engineering field. 

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Evidence of a minimum of five years of varied relevant experience with progressing responsibility in the North American construction industry is required.

Experience with the construction industry’s business practices should include some of the following; risk management; finance; contract negotiations; project management; accounting. or at a minimum an understanding of the previously listed topics.


Desirable Education and/or Experience

Additional experience in the construction industry is strongly preferred. Demonstrated effective and engaging teaching experiences at a university level and a familiarity with the ACCE accreditation process are highly desired. A Ph.D. in a Business Administration related field or Engineering would also be beneficial. 

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

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

Versatility and technical expertise to teach fundamental courses such as Construction Finance and Accounting, Construction Contracts, Construction Project Management.

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

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Appropriate professional registrations in one or more areas such as AIC; CCM; CFM; CMAA; PMI; etc.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

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 4 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 

  • Annual Title IX 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.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants can apply here:

The following items are required to be considered and should be uploaded with the application: CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and a teaching statement/philosophy. 

Additional Information

Located in Houghton, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, the university is just a few miles from Lake Superior. The surrounding area is perfect for enjoying outdoor activities throughout the year.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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