The Construction Management (CM) program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position, with an expected start date of August 16, 2022. This position is an academic year (9-month) appointment.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach core construction management courses with a focus on real estate, and will demonstrate actual or potential scholarly research activity that advances the interdisciplinary focus of SPDC. We are especially seeking candidates who have the potential to develop a strong interdisciplinary research program with external funding in one or more of the following areas: real estate research, land development, project investment and finance, sustainable housing, real estate markets, smart and connected communities, urban economics and data analytics, disaster management, and resilient infrastructures and their impact on/from construction project management. The candidate will also engage in appropriate service at the department, college, university and community level.
The successful candidate will be part of the newly launched online Graduate Certificate Programs of the School and contribute to collaboration with the College of Business in the real estate field.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Construction Management or related field
Applicants are required to have a PhD in Construction Management, Real Estate, Architecture, Civil and Construction Engineering, Finance, Business, or related field, by the position start date, as well as strong communication skills.
Preferred qualifications include at least one earned degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or Architectural Engineering. Demonstrable ability to mentor students conducting research and teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in core CM areas including, but not limited to, land development, real estate finance, infrastructure, building construction, and housing. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant professional licensing or certifications, and U.S. industry experience.
Required Application Materials
All candidates for the position must apply online at http://careers.msu.edu/. Applicants for this position should submit:
a formal letter of interest (one page),
a curriculum vitae,
a research statement (two pages maximum),
a teaching statement (one page),
a statement addressing diversity equity, and inclusion (one page), and
a list of three references with names and contact information (letters are not initially required).
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dong Zhao, email [email protected], or 517-432-3242. Contact for administrative inquiries: Ms. Mary Beth Graebert, email [email protected] or 517-353-5274.
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The Construction Management program has a nationally recognized program that awards an ACCE accredited baccalaureate degree as well as master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Construction Management. The program currently has 8 full-time faculty members, an undergraduate student advisor, and approximately 200 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. This position provides exceptional opportunities for individuals who wish to be associated with a well-established program with strong university, industry and alumni support; and with rapidly developing research and outreach opportunities. For further information about the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Construction Management Program, visit http://www.spdc.msu.edu/programs/construction_management.
The School of Planning, Design, and Construction unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, with 43 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 8 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Social Science.
The mission of the School is to advance the knowledge, prepare innovative leaders, and support the practice of planning, design, and construction. Our academic activities address sustainability, health, transportation, economic development and communities. Please refer to the School’s homepage available at: http://www.spdc.msu.edu/.
The School of Planning, Design and Construction and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU are committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
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