Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management


The School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus has one full-time, 9-month (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor of Practice (clinical) faculty vacancy, beginning August 2021.


The School of Construction Management Technology has a progressively transformed curriculum of 6 and 9 credit-hour modules which are taught by teams of faculty members, each responsible for delivering the instruction of materials in their areas of expertise. These course modules include both lecture and lab environments. The Professor of Practice will help develop and teach these important courses to large cohorts of students by instructing and managing the instructional modules.


In a Professor of Practice faculty position, the candidate will be expected to have a primary assignment which focuses on instruction and secondary roles in the support of industry and construction related research. The successful candidate must show they can develop and foster student and industry relationships and connections.


Successful candidates will possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Construction Management or in a discipline closely related to the construction industry. The candidate shall have a minimum of 10 years full-time professional construction industry experience, at least 5 of which must be with construction projects utilizing US law and standards. The applicant shall have the expertise and knowledge to teach across a broad range of construction management topics. Topics of need include, but are not limited to, commercial construction, surveying, construction layout, structures, statics, soils, safety, design, construction law, risk management, and construction equipment. School of Construction Management Technology uses a team-based, collaborative approach to instruction. Candidates should describe any like-kind instruction experience within their Teaching Philosophy section of the application.


Purdue’s School of Construction Management Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates shall address at least one of these areas, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and future goals, which will promote a work climate that values diversity and inclusion.



The School of Construction Management Technology celebrated 50 years of construction education excellence and Purdue University was recently ranked #9 among public institutions by the Wall Street Journal and #5 Most Innovative University in America by the US News and World Report.  The school of 18 faculty has a vibrant research and teaching culture with about 500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students offering both an MS in Construction Management Technology and a PhD in Technology through the college.


Purdue University is a major Research 1 (R1) university with more than 46,000 students. The main campus of Purdue University is about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Chicago. The campus and surrounding communities provide a broad range of entertainment and dining options.




Submit application using the link below.


Qualified candidates shall submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests and experience; (4) a statement addressing the goals and planned efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion; and (5) the names of three professional references with contact information, including emails, telephone numbers, and relationship of contact to applicant.


Application review will begin immediately and continue until filled. The anticipated start date is in August 2021.


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A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Purdue views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all University related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.