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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Rank in the area of Construction
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Date Posted Oct. 10, 2021
Title Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Rank in the area of Construction
University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, United States
Department Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Construction Engineering/Management
    Architectural (Building & Construction)

The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, and a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor in the area of Construction Management and Engineering beginning in Fall 2022. 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 (

Persons in these positions are expected to be based in Lincoln and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Durham School; conduct original impactful research; actively participate in service, outreach, and community engagement; and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in all areas of the university mission.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in construction management, construction engineering, or a closely related field. They should have a strong record of scholarly achievement that is commensurate for the desired professorial rank and demonstrated commitments to excellence in teaching and to participating in collaborative activities across disciplines. Candidates must also demonstrate readiness to advance inclusive excellence and diversity, as these are core values in our school, college, and university. Candidates for the rank of assistant professor should have the potential for establishing an externally-funded research program, while candidates for the rank of associate or full professor should have a strong record of publications and externally-funded research grants.

Successful candidates are expected to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: project management; virtual design in construction; estimating; construction contracts; project delivery methods; heavy construction; and/or sustainability in construction.

Preferred candidates will have research expertise in at least one of the following areas: innovative project management and delivery methods; sustainability, adaptability, and/or resiliency of the built environment under normal and/or extreme conditions; emerging technologies (e.g., simulations, sensing, robotics, machine learning, technology-human interface) to revolutionize planning, construction, and building operation and maintenance; and future construction workforce development.

Additionally for the rank of associate or full professor, preferred candidates are those who have experience partnering with industry as well as leading interdisciplinary research teams.

Numerous opportunities for collaborations across the University of Nebraska exist, including with the Nebraska Transportation Center and Midwest Roadside Safety Facility; the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience; Nebraska Innovation Campus; and other state- and federally-funded research centers and programs. Faculty at the University of Nebraska have access to many resources, including the Holland Computing Center, which manages supercomputing facilities.

Applications must be submitted via Complete applications will include a cover letter (with desired rank clearly stated); CV; research, teaching, and diversity statements; and a list of three references. Note: please combine teaching, research, 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: 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: Dr. Zhigang Shen,, (402) 472-9470.

  • As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

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Contact Information

  • Zhigang Shen
    Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Lincoln, NE
  • (402) 472-9470


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