Openings for Construction Management Teaching Specialists

The School of Planning, Design and Construction is searching for three teaching specialists in Construction Management to teach core courses.

Instructor teaching construction management class

The Construction Management (CM) program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full-time, Fixed Term Teaching Specialist, with an expected start date of August 16, 2023. This position is an academic year (9-month) appointment, with 90% teaching and 10% service. The appointment will be for at least three years, contingent on positive annual performance reviews. There are currently openings for three Construction Management Teaching Specialists in SPDC.

The selected candidate will teach classes at the undergraduate level in several 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 CM program and the school, which will include supporting student activities, maintain relationship with industry, attending faculty meetings and serving on appropriate committees.

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

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.

All candidates for the position (posting # 835988) must apply online at  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 description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, 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).

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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