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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Construction Management
Location: Normal, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/17/2019
Expire Date: 11/17/2019
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Construction Management
The Department of Technology seeks an Assistant Professor of Construction Management to begin August 16, 2020.

The Department of Technology, which is one of eight departments/schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology, is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to provide leadership and instruction in the Construction Management program.

ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

-Earned doctorate in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or closely related field. Individuals who reasonably expect to complete a terminal degree by August 16, 2020, will be considered.
-Expertise in one or more of the following areas: building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; sustainable construction.
-Demonstrated potential to conduct research in the appropriate field.
-State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.

-Teach undergraduate courses in construction management. As a "teaching-focused" institution, quality of teaching is a high priority of the Department of Technology. A typical teaching load for tenure track faculty is three courses per semester.
-Develop a focused agenda of scholarship and grantsmanship appropriate to the discipline and disseminate through peer reviewed venues.
-Participate and lead service activities in the profession and University.
-Work closely with faculty and students to develop research skills.
-Work closely with faculty and staff to develop relationships with industry and external funding for program initiatives.
-Provide leadership to student chapters of professional organizations or student competitions.

Competitive salary package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Position: We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, excellent educational benefits for employees and dependents, opportunities for summer salary, and the possibility of reduced teaching loads during the first two semesters to allow faculty to establish a research agenda. Illinois State University is a "first choice" institution in Illinois with an average 23.6 ACT admission score. For the past four consecutive years, the University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Illinois State University A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state’s system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

The Department of Technology is recognized as one of the premier Technology programs in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Annually serving over 600 students, the faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing individuals for leadership positions as management-oriented technology professionals in six undergraduate programs and four areas of graduate study. Undergraduate majors include programs in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Computer Systems Technology, Sustainable & Renewable Energy, and Technology and Engineering Education. The Department has a graduate student enrollment of approximately 100 students and offers programs in Project Management, STEM Education and Leadership, Training and Development, and Quality Management and Analytics. The Department consists of 29 FTE faculty members, including tenured, tenure-track, full-time, and part-time instructors. Support staff includes a full-time systems manager and centralized advising at the department level (http://www.tec.ilstu.edu/).

The Construction Management Program serves around 180 undergraduate students by providing hands-on experience in labs and class projects and is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The CM program has strong support from the construction industry through the CM industry partnership and student chapters of professional organizations such as AGC, MCA, NECA, ACI, and NAHB. The support from the construction industry includes opportunities for faculty’s research and professional development as well as students’ activities such as student competitions, field trips, and job placement.

The Community: Illinois State University is located in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and is easily accessible by car, bus, train or plane. Centrally located, Bloomington-Normal is easily accessed from Interstates 39, 55 and 74. Daily Amtrak service is available, as well as flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport. Bus lines also provide service to various points in the state and beyond. Illinois State University is approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis, and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Companies such as State Farm Insurance and Country Financial have major facilities in Bloomington-Normal. Other nearby institutions of higher education include Illinois Wesleyan University and Heartland Community College.

Bloomington-Normal is one of Illinois' fastest growing population, economic and development centers. Endowed with excellent location and transportation advantages, diverse population and employment sectors, and enviable community assets, the area has become a sought-after site for commercial, industrial, and personal investment. A key advantage is Illinois State University's location relative to major U.S. markets. Normal is near the geographic center of Illinois, and two-thirds of the nation's gross national product producers are within 500 miles of McLean County. The diverse economy has been well-insulated against recession. The labor force is large and equally diverse, with employees in nine traditional employment sectors. Unemployment figures in McLean County have been among the lowest in the Midwest.

As a community, McLean County's assets go well beyond the usual public and private schools, parks, universities and libraries. The people of the county are its greatest asset, so priority is placed on developing a community that meets the diverse needs of all members of society.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.
Qualifications & Requirements
1. Earned doctorate in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or closely related field. Individuals who reasonably expect to complete a terminal degree by August 16, 2020, will be considered.
2. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; sustainable construction.
3. Demonstrated potential to conduct research in the appropriate field.
4. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Abby Bertrand
Contact Email:ajbertr@ilstu.edu
Company Description:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its six colleges offer approximately 160 undergraduate majors, 91 master’s programs, 14 doctoral degrees, and 30 certificate options. Illinois State was named a 2018 Top 100 Public University based on U.S. News & World Report rankings and has repeatedly been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond. Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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