Assistant Professor of Construction Management

Job Summary: 
The School of Construction and Design at the University of Southern Mississippi seeks applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek candidates who are student-centered, possess construction industry experience, innovative, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. Candidates with the ability to teach a broad range of fundamental construction courses including, but not limited to, AutoCAD, MEP, Estimating, Scheduling, Safety, and Senior Capstone are encouraged to apply. The expected start date will be August 2024.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Teach assigned courses.
  2.  Conduct research that supports the construction industry and/or construction education.
  3.  Participate in service opportunities within the School, College, University, and community.
  4.  Maintain regular office hours.
  5.  Provide end of semester course assessment data.
  6.  Actively participate in Industry Advisory Council (IAC) activities, School functions and student-related organization activities.
  7.  Attend faculty meetings.
  8.  Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: 
A terminal degree within the disciplines of Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework are required of applicants. A demonstrated ability to engage in effective teaching in both a traditional classroom and online setting. Excellent written and spoken English skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Professional registration/licensure (DBIA, PE, AIA, LEED, PMP, JD, etc.). Significant construction industry experience. Experience developing and delivering construction management courses in classroom and online environments. Demonstrated proficiency in software relevant to the construction industry such as AutoCAD, BIM, BlueBeam, Primavera P6, etc. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The application should include:

  1. Cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  2.  Curriculum vitae.
  3.  A brief teaching statement including teaching philosophy and a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach and develop.
  4. A brief research statement including an outline of research goals and plans.
  5. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. 




About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 146 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


Please Login to view this job