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Assistant Professor of Practice

School of Construction Management Purdue University
47907, West Lafayette, Indiana; 46202 Indianapolis, Indiana
Negotiable upon experience
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant Professor of Practice in Construction Management Technology

Purdue University’s School of Construction Management Technology is seeking to fill a full time, 9 month (1.0 FTE) academic year contract appointment, Professor of Practice faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice. (position title will be dependent on expertise) In the Professor of Practice position, the candidate will be expected to have a primary assignment which focuses on instruction and industry engagement, and a secondary role in supporting construction related research. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as participate and integrate their professional experience with construction-related associations, industry activities, service and engagement, and participate in scholarly activities of engagement and learning.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, or related field. The successful candidates will have documented, full-time construction experience which must include a minimum of 4 years in the U.S. construction industry. The education requirements must be completed prior to the start date of the appointment.

The candidate will have expertise in some (but not necessarily all) of the following core course areas: estimating, scheduling, field supervision, surveying/building layout, project management, company management, contracts/legal, risk management, safety, construction documentation, and AEC communications).

The candidate must be able to develop and foster student, as well as industry, relationships/connections.


The School of Construction Management Technology (SCMT) is celebrating 50 years of construction education excellence, and Purdue University was recently ranked #5 among public institutions in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal.

SCMT has campuses in both West Lafayette and Indianapolis Indiana.  The school of 24 faculty has a vibrant research and teaching culture with over 500 undergraduate students and over 100 graduate students.  Undergraduate programs include degrees in construction management, design and construction integration, and computer graphics.  Students are also able to specialize in healthcare, residential, infrastructure, MEP, and disaster restoration construction.  Graduate programs include an MS in Construction Management Technology, Executive Construction Management (virtual), and a PhD in Technology.  All SCMT students and faculty have the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs including specific construction related programs. The school resides in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute that recently transformed undergraduate curriculums to incorporate innovative learning environments, strong industry involvement, and team teaching in active learning classrooms.  The school has recently moved into the brand-new Dudley Hall facility with innovative classrooms, Trimble lab, construction research labs, and a new state of the art construction learning lab.

SCMT also prides itself on its strong industry partnerships through an active Construction Advisory Council of over 100 committed companies representing all facets of construction. Each semester SCMT hosts a construction specific career fair with over 200 companies.  Students have a 99% placement rate for internships and full-time employment.  Faculty have the opportunity for faculty externships through these partnerships.    

Application Process

All candidates must apply via SuccessFactors:

Applications must include: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) letter of interest/cover letter 3) a clear statement of teaching, engagement, and research interests and 4) list of three professional references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin no later than May 23, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

The position will have the potential to be based in the West Lafayette, IN; Indianapolis, IN; or both locations.

Any questions about this position should be sent to the search committee chair:                                                                      Mark Zimpfer at

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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