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Tenure Track Position in Construction Management at Cal Poly University
Cal Poly State University

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Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation. It has approx. 21,000 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 950 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western US for 24 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate univ., Cal Poly offers academically focused students 65 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State Univ. system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic univ. Situated on 1,321 acres, 155 of which make up the campus core, Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs. The CM Dept is one of five dept's in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and offers an ACCE-accredited, 4-year Bachelor of Science degree program. The CM Dept maintains close ties with industry and prides itself on the practical application of construction knowledge in a lecture and studio environment. There is an increasing emphasis within the college on interdisciplinary collaboration with both Architecture and Architectural Eng. The dept currently has approx. 16 full time faculty and over 500 undergraduate students. Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 47,500, just twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes, extraordinary temperate climate, and an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Job Location:
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Project Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
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Cal Poly University

Tenure Track Position in Construction Management

The Construction Management (CM) Department within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design is seeking applications for a faculty tenure track position at the assistant professor level. We are seeking candidates who emphasize teaching first, who are grounded in field experience, and who are prepared to teach across an undergraduate construction management curriculum.

Candidates should have a strong interest in and are expected to:
1. Teach undergraduate courses within the Construction Management program;
2. Advise students as appropriate on department, college, and university policy;
3. Work with and mentor student organizations, clubs, and competition teams;
4. Collaborate with related disciplines, industry partners, and the central coast community;
5. Pursue scholarship of teaching, research, professional development and outreach based on the university's teacher-scholar model.

Required qualifications for appointment to the position:
1. A master's degree in construction or a construction related field from an accredited institution.
2. 5 years relevant professional experience in the United States construction industry or comparable international experience.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, conduct themselves professionally, and perform appropriate service functions at the department, college, and university level.
4. Demonstrable commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Preferred qualifications for the position:
- Doctorate appropriate to the position, or the ability and commitment to earn a doctorate in construction management or other designated terminal degree prior to being considered for tenure.
- Professional certifications or licenses related to the construction industry.
- 3 years of professional experience in a project management or supervisory capacity.
- Relevant teaching experience, with preference given to teaching experience in higher education.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct independent research, publish papers, and attract outside funding related to construction management.
- Be capable of effectively advising/mentoring/coaching undergraduate construction management students, develop undergraduate curriculum, and participate in regional/national seminars, workshops, and committees.
- Competency in construction management software applications.
- Ability to teach in an integrated curriculum applied to a variety of construction building areas including: design management, jobsite management, residential, commercial, heavy civil, and/or specialty.
- A construction related specialization; including but not limited to Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), lean construction, building services, sustainability, etc.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

To Apply:
Visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, apply to requisition #105114. For full consideration, please apply by the review begin date of January 16, 2019.  


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