Assistant Professor of Practice

The School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University is seeking to fill a full-time, 10-month (1.0 FTE), Professor of Practice (clinical) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice.  The School of Construction Management Technology 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.  The school of 21 faculty has a vibrant research and teaching culture with over 500 undergraduate students and over 50 graduate students offering both an MS in Construction Management Technology and a PhD in Technology through the college.  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 successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses as well as participate in construction-related associations and industry activities. The successful applicant will have expertise and possess ability to teach in some (but not necessarily all) of the following core course areas:  estimating, scheduling, field supervision, surveying/building layout, project management, company management, risk management, safety, and construction documentation.

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

Successful candidates will possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, or related field. A minimum of 10-years full-time construction experience (a minimum of 5 years of experience working with construction projects utilizing US standards) is required.

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

Interested candidates are required to submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a clear statement of teaching and research interests, 4) a cover letter addressing the goals and planned efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion, and 5) the names of three references with contact information, including emails, telephone numbers, and relationship of contact to applicant.


Purdue University is a major Research 1 (R1) university with more than 40,000 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.


Application review will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until filled. The anticipated start date is August 12, 2019.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


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