The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (https://engineering.unl.edu/durhamschool) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position in the area of Construction Management and Engineering beginning in Fall 2022. This is a non-tenure track, 9-month faculty appointment (paid over 12 months). The Durham School is co-located in two cities, Lincoln and Omaha, which are approximately 50 miles apart. With approximately 30 faculty, 500 undergraduate students, and 100 graduate students, the Durham School is the only endowed academic unit ($30 million) in the UNL College of Engineering and has strong ties with several world-class construction firms, including Black & Veatch, Hensel Phelps, JE Dunn, Kiewit, McCarthy, Turner, Weitz, Whiting-Turner and many others. Currently the UNL College of Engineering is building a new $115 million teaching facility named Kiewit Hall that will serve as engineering’s academic hub and house the school’s construction programs in Lincoln beginning in summer 2023 (https://durhamschool.link/KiewitHall).
Based in Lincoln and focused on instructional programs, the person in this position is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Durham School; actively participate in service, outreach, and community engagement; and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement with industry.
Candidates are expected to have a Bachelor of Science in construction management, construction engineering, or a closely related field. They should have a strong record of exemplary accomplishments in the construction industry and not fewer than ten years of construction experience in a progressive series of responsible positions. Candidates must also demonstrate readiness to advance inclusive excellence and diversity, as these are core values in our school, college, and university.
Preferred candidates will have an advanced degree at the Masters or Doctoral level, have at least 5 years of experience in the United States construction industry, be professionally licensed or certified through nationally/internationally recognized accreditation organizations, and have previous teaching experience through formal classroom settings or in professional industry settings (internal company training courses, professional short courses, etc.). They will also have had previous experience in at least one of the following priority areas: electrical systems design and construction; control systems; healthcare construction; budgets and contracts; and/or building codes such as the International Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Applications must be submitted via http://employment.unl.edu (requisition F_210148). Complete applications will include a cover letter; resume or CV; teaching and diversity statements; and a list of three references. Note: please combine teaching and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as "Other Document." Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements: https://engineering.unl.edu/candidate-statements/. Review of application materials will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration. Please address inquiries regarding this search to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Vish Reddi, firstname.lastname@example.org, (402) 472-7431.