The Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications and nominations for an Endowed Associate/Full Professor of Construction Management beginning fall 2019. This is a nine (9) month tenure-track position. The successful candidate is expected to be an innovative and transformative leader in construction education with a proven track record for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, nationally recognized externally funded 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 CM 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 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 is required. In addition, candidates must have five or more years of demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service at an U.S. accredited university sufficient for conferral of tenure and appointment as an Associate or Full Professor. The position requires demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, along with excellent interpersonal and professional skills.
Candidates seeking appointment at the full professor level will have an on-going nationally recognized program of externally funded research and industry engagement coupled with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and experience sufficient for conferral of tenure and appointment as a full professor. In addition, such candidates will have the necessary leadership capabilities and vision to assist in the development of innovative, state-of-the-art construction educational programs that reflect future construction industry trends and workforce needs. Familiarity with ACCE accreditation processes and curriculum development is highly desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
You must apply online through the WCU employment system at https://jobs.wcu.edu. Attach a cover letter, a vita highlighting educational, work experience, and professional activities, teaching goals and philosophy, unofficial transcripts and at least three names of character references. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Gehrig, 828-227-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.