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Continuing Specialist - Teaching (Posting Number: 693113)
Michigan State University

Company Description

Michigan State University, a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences, humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.

As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, our mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives by:

  • providing outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders
  • conducting research of the highest caliber that seeks to answer questions and create solutions in order to expand human understanding and make a positive difference, both locally and globally
  • advancing outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world

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Job Location:
East Lansing, MI, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Professional/Office Management/Other
Job Type:
Full Time
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Posting Number: (693113)

Job Title: Continuing Specialist - Teaching

Start Date: 8/16/2021

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

The Construction Management (CM) program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a Teaching Specialist, with an expected start date of August 16, 2021. This Academic Specialist is a non-tenure track full-time teaching position, continual/permanent following two successful probationary reviews at year 2 and 5. This position is an academic year (9-month) appointment.

Demonstrable ability to teach at the undergraduate level is required in several CM areas including two or more of following: construction methods and materials, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), building science, building information modeling (BIM), real estate development and finance, structural analysis and design, estimating, scheduling, contracts & Specifications, project management, sustainable built environment, and infrastructure construction. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to provide service to the program and the school which will include student activities and industry liaison.

We desire to recruit candidates who will set and achieve goals for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in their teaching, outreach, and engagement efforts, targeting students and industry leaders in construction management.

Required Degree:

Master’s degree in Construction Management or related field by position start date.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum qualifications for this position include: 1) A Master’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering and Management, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field; 2) three or more years of U.S. Construction Management experience; and 3) strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Relevant professional licensing or certifications.

Required Application Materials:

All candidates for the position (posting # (693113) must apply online at http://careers.msu.edu/.  Applicants for this position should submit 1) a formal letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including summary of your professional experience and skills 4) a statement addressing your experience with diversity and inclusion in teaching/learning, mentoring, service, and professional activities, and/or describing how you will contribute to MSU’s goals of inclusive excellence, and 5) the names and contact information for three professional references (letters are not initially required, but these individuals will be approached for letters before the final interviews).

Special Instructions:

Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matt Syal, email - syalm@msu.edu, 517-432-2951. Contact for administrative inquiries: Ms. Mary Beth Graebert, email - lakemary@msu.edu, 517-353-5274.

Review of Applications Begins/Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence August 16, 2021.



Program Statement:

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.

School Statement:

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/.

College Statement:

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.

University Statement:

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. MSU actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, transgender or gender diverse individuals, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.




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