The Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Construction Management beginning fall 2019. This is a nine (9) month tenure-track position. The successful candidate will have a solid commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, scholarship, and professional service to the university and community.
The Kimmel School of Construction Management houses both undergraduate and online graduate degrees in Construction Management. The programs have a strong emphasis on applied, project-based learning as evidenced by the construction experience of our faculty. The undergraduate Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Master of Construction Management program has been recognized as the No. 1 online program for 2019 by Best College Reviews.
Western Carolina University is located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway offering exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. For the past four years, WCU has been voted the Top Adventure college in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine for its location, and opportunities for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, nature photography, and outdoor life. This year, WCU was the first inductee into the Top Adventure College Hall of Fame. The main campus, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, a location undergoing significant growth and construction projects. The campus is located midway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.
Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution. A minimum of three or more years of construction management industry experience is required. The position requires demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, along with excellent interpersonal and professional skills. Applicants for the position must demonstrate potential for excellence in both teaching and service.
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five or more years of U.S. construction management industry experience with at least one year in a higher level supervisory or management level position. In addition, ideal candidates will have a recognized program of external research and industry engagement coupled with a demonstrated record of teaching experience. Familiarity with ACCE accreditation processes is highly desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
You must apply online at jobs.wcu.edu. Attach a cover letter, vita highlighting educational and work experience and professional activities, statement of teaching goals and pedagogy, unofficial transcripts and names and contact information for a minimum of three references. For questions, or additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Gehrig, 828-227-2544 or email@example.com
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.