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Assistant Professor of Construction Management

Pierce College
Washington, United States
$79,365.00 - $84,084.00
Closing date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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A Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington
invites applications for the position of:

.Assistant Professor of Construction Management SALARY: $79,365.00 - $84,084.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 06/30/21 CLOSING DATE: 07/25/21 10:00 PM POSITION SUMMARY: Join our Student-Centered College!
Are you passionate about sharing how construction managers bring a project from paper to steel and concrete? Are you inspired by the opportunity to advance antiracist practices in higher education? Can you envision yourself challenging and being challenged to disrupt historical practices in order to address equity in construction management education as we develop the next generation of construction managers? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity - focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

About the Program:
Pierce College's Construction Management Program offers an associate degree in Construction Management, a Construction Management Certificate and a Construction Technician Safety Technician Certificate. This program allows graduates to enter the construction field in entry positions within the management side of construction. Pierce College is seeking approval of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management. The successful candidate would help guide the development of this program.
Faculty teach and assess individual course outcomes, as well as program outcomes, for these degrees. Faculty also teach the district's five Core Abilities: Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking, Global Citizenship, Information Competency, Effective Communication, and Intercultural Engagement.
The successful candidate will teach courses within the construction management program and serve as the coordinator of the program. The courses within the program include: Introduction to Construction Management; Construction Drawings; Construction Documents; Materials and Methods; Estimating; Scheduling and Planning; Construction Project Management; and Work- Based Learning.

About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an award-winning, innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and inclusion in the classroom and expand into our diverse local and global communities. With a focus on closing equity gaps for marginalized student populations and improving overall student success, faculty engage in a broad spectrum of work that includes building an inclusive, culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy, building directed career pathways, and using transparent data to drive innovation. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have significantly improved retention rates and doubled graduation rates. Pierce College was named a top community college in several national polls, including being designated as one of the top five community colleges in the nation by the prestigious Aspen Institute.

Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsibilities of the successful candidate include:
  • Draw upon a strong base of disciplinary knowledge, skills, theories, issues, research, and applications to design equitable, engaging, and effective learning experiences;
  • Leading efforts to advance equitable student and career success in construction management, including eliminating areas of inequity, particularly with regard to race and ethnicity; 
  • View assessment as formative in teaching and learning, using analytics and evidence to reflect on and improve learning; 
  • Engaging in district-wide efforts to improve student retention and success and to eliminate areas of inequity;
  • Engaging in curriculum and program development that incorporates current educational theories and research, particularly with regard to serving marginalized and minoritized students;
  • Creating course assessments and evaluations that are conscious of bias and racism, assessing data, and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention, graduation, and successful transition;
  • Demonstrating cultural humility and intercultural engagement, including an awareness and understanding of historically marginalized populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and inclusion;
  • Working within a collaborative and innovative department to advance student success; 
  • Incorporating active student learning and inclusive pedagogy, as well as appropriate use of technology in the classroom;
  • Continuously innovating inclusive and active learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
  • Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Intercultural Engagement, Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency,  Global Citizenship, and Effective Communication;
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion; Engaging in shared governance, including district-wide efforts to build an antiracist institution focused on action to advance access, retention, and success for our most marginalized and vulnerable students and employees;
  • Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management or related field and appropriate industry experience and certification(s). The successful candidate must be eligible for Washington State professional/technical certification.
  • Master's Degree in Construction Management or related field and appropriate industry experience and certification(s).
  • Successful teaching experience at the community college level and knowledge of current pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated involvement and experience with innovative teaching, assessment, and evidence based decision-making.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Application Requirements:
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:
  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter).
  2. Responses to the following: What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of racial equity and how the intersections of various social and cultural identities impacts your work and relationships with others?  AND How have you infused equity and inclusion into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to contribute to an equitable society? AND Pierce College has set a goal of eliminating areas of inequity and removing barriers disproportionately impacting marginalized populations. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels? (Supplemental Question).
  3. Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
  4. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
  5. A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).
Terms of Employment:
This position, which is contingent upon funding, is a full-time, tenure-track assignment of 174 contracted days per year with the tenure process starting in September 2021, and with the opportunity to start working an earlier quarter. Assignment may include district discipline/program coordination, as well as evening, hybrid, and/or online teaching. This is a District position with a "home" campus assignment. Initial placement of this position will be at the Fort Steilacoom campus. Candidates will be working for a District Dean and will be required to attend district meetings as well as collaborate with colleagues across the district and across departments.
Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $59,365 to $64,084 *plus* an additional annual stipend of $20,000 added to the base salary per 174-day academic year.  The additional stipend is dependent upon continued funding of House Bill 2158, which includes new funds for  salary increases in order to more closely align with market conditions for high demand compensation. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments are in addition to the base salary.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment: 
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa.

Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in this policy.
Bargaining Unit:
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Pierce College Federation of Teachers (PCFT).
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at:
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President of Human Resources
9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 964-6519
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer
(253) 864-3229


9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498



.Assistant Professor of Construction Management Supplemental Questionnaire   * 1. How have you infused equity and inclusion into your classroom in order for students to be challenged/motivated/inspired to contribute to an equitable society?

* 2. Pierce College has set a goal of eliminating areas of inequity for all student populations. How will you contribute to this effort at the classroom, program, and institutional levels?

* 3. What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of racial equity and how the intersections of multiple social and cultural identities impact your work and relationships with others?

* Required Question
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