Assistant/Associate Professor of Construction Management

Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States

Job description

Position Number: TBD
Requisition Number: 2017F284
Job Open Date: 11/06/2017

Marketing, Sports Business & Construction Management

Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position:

The Construction Management program in the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin in August 2018. We invite candidates from all areas of specialization to apply; particular consideration will be given to those with expertise in: Soils, Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, Sustainable Construction, and Virtual Construction. Salary will be based on a nine-month, academic year appointment.

The AACSB– and ACCE-accredited Haile/US Bank College of Business serves over 2,100 of NKU’s 14,000+ students with a full complement of traditional degree programs, plus several nationally recognized institutes, centers, and specialized programs. We are proud to offer an outstanding comprehensive university environment to faculty who value a well-rounded career path of high quality student interaction, productive, meaningful research, and rewarding civic engagement.

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Additional information may be found on the college website at

Primary Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate courses; pursue scholarship of teaching, research, and/or outreach in accordance with the mission of the university; fully participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes; work with student organizations and/or mentor student competition teams; collaborate with other disciplines and interact with the industry; participate in service activity in support of the university and college missions; and participate in or lead service learning projects.


Required Qualifications: Ph.D. required, in construction, architecture, engineering, or a related field – preference will be given to those holding a Ph.D. at the time of application, but ABD candidates with evidence of imminent completion (no later than December 31, 2018) may also be considered; demonstrated ability to work effectively in informal and formal teams with individuals from diverse communities and cultures; an understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of work; demonstrated sensitivity to cross-cultural perspectives and experiences.

Preferred qualifications: At least three years of relevant experience in the U.S. construction industry; strong communication skills; evidence of the potential to be an excellent teacher; commitment to service learning; understanding of assessment and accreditation; evidence of excellence in research.

How to apply

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit to submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research goals. Questions should be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Ausbra McFarland, at

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is a learner-centered metropolitan university where excellent teaching, scholarship, professional service, institutional service, and engagement with the public are valued and rewarded. Northern Kentucky University is committed to promoting a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.