Assistant/Associate Faculty In-Residence, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Department

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for *Revised* Assistant/Associate Faculty In-Residence, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Department, College of Engineering [R0133961].

*Revised* ROLE of the POSITION

The Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction (CEEC) Department within the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV invites applications for a full-time, Assistant /Associate Faculty In-Residence (FIR) in Construction Management (CM) commencing Fall 2024. The CEEC Department offers an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited BS degree in Civil Engineering and an American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)-accredited BS degree in Construction Management. The Department also offers an MS in Construction and Infrastructure Management (MSCIM), an MS in Engineering – Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSE), and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The MSCIM degree is for students from various backgrounds, emphasizing the management of construction and transportation infrastructure. Upon hire, the successful applicant is expected to contribute substantially to fulfilling teaching responsibilities in the construction management undergraduate degree program.

Job responsibilities include teaching CM undergraduate courses, including courses in Quantity Surveying and Document Analysis, Construction Engineering Mechanics, Construction Field Inspection, Concrete Design in Construction, Temporary Construction Structures, Steel and Wood Design in Construction and/or other CM courses. The candidate may be assigned to teach graduate-level CM courses if required by the department. This position’s additional responsibilities include but are not limited to 1) working with CM-AGC student organizations and competition teams (e.g., advising AGC student chapter, participating in ASC CM student competitions, etc.), 2) supervising/mentoring undergraduate CM students, 3) participating in ACCE course and program assessments, 4) engaging with the local construction industry and professional associations to advance CM undergraduate student success, and 5) providing academic service to the CM program, the department, the college, and the university, which will include attending faculty meetings and serving on appropriate committees.

This position is non-tenure track. However, upon review of continued professional growth, the successful FIR applicant can be promoted to associate professor–in-residence, and full professor-in-residence level. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually, subject to satisfactory performance related to the teaching and other job responsibilities as stated above.


This position requires a Ph.D. in construction management, built environment, civil engineering, or closely related areas from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

In addition, the successful candidate should:

  • Possess at the time of appointment an earned Ph.D. degree in construction management, construction engineering, or construction engineering management. If the candidate has an earned Ph.D. degree title in an area other than construction management, the area of specialty must be in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, or Construction Engineering unless the candidate has extensive documented externally verified experience in the construction industry and teaching CM courses.
  • Provide evidence of effective written and oral communication skills in English.

Preference will be given to Assistant Professor FIR level applicants over the Associate level unless applicants can document considerable professional knowledge and prior industry experience in construction management and extensive prior experience teaching undergraduate CM courses. 


  • A strong commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate courses as documented by CM teaching experience at a 4-year higher education institution. As this position emphasizes teaching undergraduate CM courses, candidates should demonstrate they can teach the majority of courses stated in the section “role of the position.”
  • Considerable verified US construction industry experience or equivalent experience related to CM in terms of quantity surveying, steel and wood design, concrete design, temporary construction structures, and/or construction field inspection.
  • Prior experience in working with CM students, CM student organizations, and CM students’ competitions.
  • Prior experience in ACCE accreditation processes and being able to collect and analyze accreditation data related to the CM undergraduate program.
  • Possession of construction management certification (e.g., AIC’s Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), etc.) is preferred.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment. This is important as UNLV is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, with more than half of UNLV students coming from diverse backgrounds.


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Competitive total rewards package including:
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
    • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
    • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • No state income tax
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



All candidates must submit the following five documents for consideration: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a detailed Curriculum Vitae; 3) a teaching statement (maximum two pages); 4) a statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion (maximum one page); and 5) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies the candidate in advance. There is no need to submit a research statement as this is a teaching position. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and they must submit it to be considered. In their letter of interest, applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications, because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Applicants should specifically indicate the applied-for position in their letter of interest.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 15, 2024.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jin Ouk Choi, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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