Assistant Professor of Construction Management

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For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Construction Management faculty position in the Department of Construction Management that begins August 2024.  


The Department of Construction Management at Kennesaw State University seeks candidates to:

  • Engage in in-person and online teaching, curriculum planning and development.
  • Research and scholarly activities including publications and grant writing.
  • Engage in department and college committee meetings, and service to the university, community, and profession. 

Kennesaw State University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work, and study. We seek applicants who will add to the intellectual variety within the Department of Construction Management and work successfully with our enthusiastic body of students and colleagues in the dynamic and energetic context of Metro Atlanta.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines. 


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., or the foreign equivalent, in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, or a closely related field 
  • At least 5-years of US Construction Industry management-level experience or equivalent 
  • A background in construction management or construction engineering 
  • Expertise is required in two of the following:  heavy-civil/infrastructure construction, industrial construction, resilient construction 
  • The selection process will place emphasis on the applicant's potential for contributions in teaching, research, and service

NOTE:  Required degree must be earned by start date

Preferred Qualifications

  • The department is interested in candidates with understanding of the fundamentals of managing construction projects:  from the field to the boardroom, from CPM to progress payments, from technology to legal issues, from materials to safety, from labor and subcontractors to sustainability, from estimating costs to ethical leadership, and from methods to equipment. 
  • Previous experience teaching online and in-person courses.
  • Prior success in obtaining extramural funding.
  • Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to integrate their research, creative work and/or professional practice into their teaching, which will include core courses and/or electives, undergraduate and/or graduate.

Required Documents to Attach

  1. CV
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire) 
  4. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references to be contacted as needed

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Apply Before Date

Application deadline is December 31, 2023.

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Zuhair El-Itr, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee,

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Background Check

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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