The Kimmel School of Construction Management (KSCM) at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Construction Management beginning August 2021. This is a nine (9) month tenure-track position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for the position.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise students, be actively engaged in appropriate student organizations, develop a sustainable scholarship and research agenda, and fulfill normal institutional service duties.
The Kimmel School of Construction Management program is part of WCU's College of Engineering and Technology (www.cet.wcu.edu).
Candidates should have a strong record, or exhibit strong promise, to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and Construction Industry. A focus on exceptional teaching, scholarship, service, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is required.
The Kimmel School of Construction Management houses both an on-campus undergraduate degree program and an online master level program in Construction Management. The School places a strong emphasis on applied, Project-based Learning as evidenced by the construction experience of our faculty. The undergraduate Construction Management program will be seeking ANSACABET accreditation. The Master of Construction Management program has been recognized as the No. 1 online program for 2020 by Best College Reviews.
The School seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of high caliber. We are strongly committed and encourage applications and nominations from historically underrepresented populations.
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 of five 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. WCU was the first University inducted into the Top Adventure College Hall of Fame.
Our main campus, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, a location undergoing significant growth with a robust market in all construction sectors. 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 a Regionally accredited institution.
A minimum of three years, or more, of U.S. construction management industry experience is required.
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 is desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy application materials will not be considered.
Please include a current curriculum vitae, letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarship / research, copy of unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references (with complete contact information).
For questions, or additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Gehrig, Director of the Kimmel School of Construction Management at 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.