Professor of Practice in Construction Management

Professor of Practice in Construction Management and Surveying Engineering
Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering
education and research, invites applications for a Professor of Practice position with a joint
appointment in the Construction Management (CMG) and Surveying Engineering (SE) programs
in the School of Technology starting January 2012. The Professor of Practice is a non-tenuretrack position. Our goal is to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of
our bright, motivated, and adventurous students. Michigan Tech is dedicated to the goal of
building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural
environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate classes and laboratories in both
Construction Management and Surveying Engineering. In particular, the individual hired will be
expected to teach Building Utility Systems and the capstone Construction Project
Simulation course for CMG, and Boundary Surveying Principles and Land Subdivision Design
for SE. In addition, the selected candidate will assist in the development of external funding
sources for student projects, promote the CMG and SE programs through local, regional
and national engagement, participate in program assessment activities related to accreditation,
and perform student advising and other departmental service. The following areas have been
identified as being of strategic importance to the University: biotechnology; manufacturing;
nanotechnology; engineered materials; information technology; environmental science and
engineering; and natural resource development.
Applicants must have: (1) an earned Masters degree in Construction Management, Civil
Engineering or a closely-related field; (2) be a licensed professional surveyor, preferably in the
state of Michigan, (3) a minimum of 3 years relevant industrial experience; (3) evidence
of strong oral and written communication, computer and presentation skills; (4) a commitment to
teaching and student success; and (5) motivation to develop partnerships with industry.
Preference will be given to those also having one or more of the following: professional
registration; teaching experience; ASC student competition experience; or extensive relevant
industrial experience.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Information
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Interested individuals must submit a letter of application indicating interest in the Professor of
Practice faculty position, a description of how the applicant meets the required qualifications for
the position, a detailed resume, the names and phone numbers of three current references, and
available start date. All materials must be submitted electronically. Final candidate(s) will be
required to furnish proof of Masters degree, three letters of reference, and a completed faculty
application form.
Further Information
Information about the School of Technology, along with the curriculum and course descriptions,
can be found on-line at:
Address applications to:
Dr. James Frendewey, Dean
School of Technology
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Email applications to:
[email protected]
Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Michigan's
scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting
where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world
come together to share a superb living and learning experience.
Michigan Tech is also an ADVANCE institution, one of a select number of universities in receipt
of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and
advancement of women in STEM. For more information, please visit our ADVANCE web page
In addition to the present search, a search to fill ten growth positions in "Transportation" and
"Water" are under way and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a separate application,
following the "How to Apply" guidelines at
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal
Opportunity Employer.