Assistant/Associate Professor in Construction Management

The School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University has an opening for a tenure track Assistant/ Associate Professor faculty position beginning in August 2019.  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.


Minimum qualifications of the position include: 1) PhD in Construction Management or in a discipline closely related to the construction industry, 2) Record of scholarly publications, 3) Ability to obtain external research grants and effectively conduct research, and 4) Excellent written and oral English communication. Experience in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry and higher education teaching is highly desirable for this position.


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.

A successful candidate for this tenure-track position will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish a substantial externally-funded research program, maintain an active scholarship agenda, and promote the Construction Management programs through national and international engagement.


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 statement 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.