The Kimmel School of Construction Management at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management beginning either January 2020 or August 2020. This is a nine (9) month fixed-term position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations and fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Candidates should show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and the construction industry.
The Kimmel School of Construction Management houses both an on-campus undergraduate degree program and an online master level degree program in Construction Management. The School places a strong emphasis on applied, practice-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.
The School seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of high caliber and strongly encourages applications of women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups. 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. The 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 master's degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution.
A minimum of ten or more years of construction management industry experience is required with a demonstrated record of advancement in related supervisory positions.
Ideal candidates will have an earned PhD in a related discipline in addition to the requisite ten or more years of construction industry experience. Industry level certifications such as OSHA 30-hour, LEED, etc. are welcomed.
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 teaching and student engagement.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review.
Candidates must attach a cover letter, a vita highlighting educational and work experience and professional activities, statement of teaching goals and pedagogy, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references. Candidates must also attach unofficial transcripts from their highest degree earned. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Gehrig at 828-227-2254 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.