Assistant Professor – Construction Management Technology

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Job description

Cheney, WA

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University (EWU) invites applications for two faculty positions in the Department of Engineering & Design due to dramatic growth over the past few years.

We are looking for Assistant Professors in Construction Management Technology (“CMT“) and in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technology (“ME/MET“) and to begin in September 2019. We are also searching for Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technology that is available as early as January 2019 to support this growth. This posting is for the CMT position; the ME/MET position IS posted separately on our jobs site at https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/hr/postings/4262.

We are seeking broadly trained candidates who will be inspirational teachers, role models, and mentors who complement the strengths of our faculty to engage in instructionally-intensive undergraduate programs including distance teaching.

Eastern is one of the most culturally and economically diverse universities in the state of Washington and recently won a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. Approximately one-third of the students are multicultural and half are first generation to college. A demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public is required. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor of Construction Management Technology will have earned a PhD in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, or Civil Engineering or a related field by the appointment date. Candidates with expertise in sustainable and or high-performance building design and construction are particularly encouraged to apply.

It is preferred that the candidate have at least one year of teaching experience and 5 or more years’ experience in construction. The successful candidate must have a strong interest in teaching undergraduate Construction Management courses, excellent communication skills to meet the needs of our diverse student body, the ability to publish work in the technical literature, and the desire to pursue external funding.

Significant successful prior college teaching experience and/or professional licensure are preferred. Primary areas of responsibility include teaching undergraduate Construction Management Technology, scholarly activity/industrial outreach, curriculum development, and professional service. All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

These positions are open until further notice; screening for the Assistant Professor positions will begin January 15, 2019. Submit your application materials through our online faculty application portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering, or Civil Engineering or a related field by July 1, 2019;
  • Strong interest in teaching undergraduate Construction Management courses;
  • Excellent communication skills to meet the needs of our diverse student body;
  • Ability to publish work in the technical literature;
  • Desire to pursue external funding;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of teaching experience;
  • Five or more years experience in construction;
  • Expertise in sustainable and or high-performance building design and construction;
  • Significant successful prior college teaching experience;
  • Professional licensure

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

How to apply

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Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Wash., with programs also offered in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima. Eastern is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. The university's beautiful campus, NCAA Division I athletics and opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning provide a classic, yet unique college experience. A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows Eastern to accomplish its mission for preparing well-rounded students ready to hit the ground running in their chosen career fields.