Assistant/Associate/Clinical Assistant Professor - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description


We are seeking an individual with teaching ability at undergraduate and graduate levels in selected aspects of construction management (e.g., estimating, construction cost accounting, construction law, and project management). Candidates must be able to demonstrate understanding and experience in construction project management, sustainability issues, and current construction technologies.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

•Teaching a minimum of five courses on construction management topics including, but not limited to, estimating, construction cost accounting, construction law, and project management per year;

•Develop a research program demonstrated by publications in professional and/or academic journals;

•Participation in School committees and student mentoring;

•Willingness to offer continuing education and short courses to industry and students.

Required Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Construction Management or related discipline;

•Five years professional experience in a construction project management capacity;

•Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area of interest;

•Ability to work in a team environment and to be involved in collaborative projects.

•For Clinical Professor, candidate must have demonstrated teaching record, a minimum of five years of relevant industry experience, and a proven record of collaborative work with the construction (building) industry.

•For Associate Professor, the candidate must have a PhD in Construction Management or related discipline plus five years of teaching and research experience in an accredited professional degree program in Construction Management by the date of hire and at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent.

•Teaching ability at undergraduate and graduate levels in selected aspects of construction management (e.g., estimating, construction cost accounting, construction law, and project management). Candidates must be able to demonstrate understanding and experience in construction project management, sustainability issues, and current construction technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

•PhD in Construction Management or related discipline. ABD will be considered with an expectation of completion within one (1) year of hiring date;

•Professional registration/certification such as PE, AIA, LEED, CPC, or DBIA;

•Previous teaching experience at the university level;

•Demonstrated development of funded research and/or scholarly achievements;

•Ability to develop and deliver elective courses in construction management;

•Experience in one or more of the following: heavy civil, commercial or large scale residential construction, land development, or specialty contracting;

•Experience and ability in alternative project delivery, facilities management, sustainability, or virtual design and construction (VDC);

•Proficiency in Revit, Navisworks, or similar software.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

The School of Design and Construction is distinctive in higher education in that four of the major disciplines of the Built Environment are held within one School: Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. The collaborative make-up of the School enables faculty to work with students from different disciplines in an integrated environment with the goal of promoting and increasing effectiveness within the professions. Integration opportunities also extend to the College of Engineering and Architecture via the potential for collaborating on teaching and research.

The Construction Management program is an ACCE accredited program. The curriculum is a four year profession Program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Upon completion of pre-requisite courses, non-certified students must apply after their first year to be certified into the program and complete the final three years. The Construction Management program has an active student internship program and many double-majors in Architecture and Construction Management. Additionally, Construction Management offers a Minor Program that consists of students from many disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering. An emphasis/track in Construction Engineering was recently developed in cooperation with the Civil Engineering program. An anticipated start date of fall 2016 has been set for the Construction Management and Civil Engineering programs to deliver a totally integrated Construction Engineering Management Bachelor’s degree. Construction Management at WSU is clearly committed to integration and collaboration and we are seeking candidates who find the opportunity to work in this type of environment in teaching, research and service to be of particular interest.

The School of Design and Construction (SDC), formed in July 2012, is the result of a concerted, faculty-led merger of existing programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. All four programs are involved in shaping a dynamic vision for design and construction education that mirrors the collaborative and integrated professional environment of the twenty-first century.

The SDC currently includes 31 full or part-time faculty. The faculty is dedicated to providing the broad-based cultural and theoretical foundations of design and construction management expected from a research-intensive institution of higher learning. With roughly 650 graduate and undergraduate students across the four disciplines, the SDC is one of the largest schools at WSU and is uniquely positioned to engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Additionally, as the School is jointly administered by the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA), faculty and students have broad exposure to and abundant opportunities to interact with the allied disciplines.

Applicants seeking academic settings where interdisciplinary methods are encouraged will find the WSU School of Design and Construction an ideal place to launch or build upon a research agenda fundamentally concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the built environment.

This position reports administratively to the Construction Management Program Coordinator and SDC Director.

The School of Design and Construction is co-located in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). This co-location adds substantially to the potential for teaching and research collaborations.

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) is focused on creating a sustainable future through breakthroughs in renewable energy, sustainable design, and reliable and clean electricity; preserving the environment; engineering for health; and educating tomorrow’s innovators to address the challenges of the future. It is also committed to offering the best undergraduate and graduate experience and immersing students in a world-class research environment that offers hands-on opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. In December of 2012, the state capital budget allocated funding to begin construction of WSU’s new Clean Technology Laboratory on the Pullman campus, which is expected to intersect prominently with VCEA research in sustainable design, advanced materials, and air and water quality.

For more information about VCEA, please see

Recognizing its unique land-grant research and educational mission to the people of Washington State and beyond, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources (CAHNRS) is proud to provide leadership in discovering, accessing, and sharing knowledge through high quality research, instruction and extension programs that contribute to a safe and abundant food and fiber supply, promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities, enhance sustainability of agricultural and economic systems, and promote stewardship of natural resources and the environment. CAHNRS is an academically diverse college and the largest college at WSU with 2,100 undergraduate and 530 graduate students, providing opportunities to engage, share, and support one another across 12 departments and 4 research and extension centers throughout the state.

To learn more about CAHNRS visit:

Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit:

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land- grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 20,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.

Further information about WSU can be found at:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
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Level of Job: Associate Professor
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Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
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