Assistant Professor of Construction Management

There is a new opening for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Construction Management at Central Washington University-Ellensburg, WA

The description is as follows:

Construction Management – Assistant Professor – Central Washington University

The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction (ETSC) of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, is seeking applicants for one tenure-track position in Construction Management at the Assistant Professor level.


Position Summary:

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching courses in general building and/or heavy civil construction management areas. The successful candidates will also be responsible for building strong relationships with industry partners to ensure ongoing success or the Construction Management Program. Faculty are also expected to: 1) advise students, hold regular office hours, engage in student-related activities, such as supervising student projects, advising student clubs, coaching teams for student competitions, etc., actively participate in program assessment and evaluation to maintain accreditation; 2) engage in scholarly activities; and 3) participate in university, college, departmental and professional service.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.


The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction (ETSC) of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, is seeking applicants for one tenure-track position in Construction Management at the Assistant Professor level. The Construction Management Program averages about 160 students with approximately 36 students graduating each year. Smaller class size, with a focus on “hands on labs” allows individual attention and a unique exposure to all aspects of construction. The program is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), Region 7.


The ETSC Department offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Construction Management, Electronic Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Technology Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Safety and Health Management. The Department envisions itself as providing an educational service with customers at both ends of the system:  students seeking an education leading toward employment and industry desiring employees to lead them into the future. The Department values the diversity of its faculty and seeks to provide a variety of experiences for students. The Department seeks applicants, especially women and minorities, who will enhance the current faculty and their perspectives for our students. All of the programs work with industrial advisory committees to ensure that they stay current and meet accreditation guidelines. Please visit our department website at  for more information

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in construction, engineering, business or construction-related field;
  • Minimum three years construction management experience working within the industry;
  • Familiarity with United States construction practices;
  • Teaching, research, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in construction, engineering or related discipline;
  • Professional academic experience;
  • Experience with an engineering/construction academic accreditation process (i.e. – ABET, ACCE, etc.);
  • Professional credentials (P.E. LEED, CPC, DBIA, CMAA, etc.);
  • Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion;
  • Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into curriculum and classroom conversations;
  • Potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.



Application Procedures


 A complete application consists of:

  1. A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU’s commitment to diversity);
  2.  Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
  3.  Names and contact information for three references
  4.  Copies of unofficial transcripts and diploma from institution where highest degree was earned.

Screening begins January 10, 2024

Direct inquiries to: Jo Grout (Search Secretary) at (509) 963-1756, or David Carns within the Construction Management Program at

About Central Washington University:

Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington. A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs to over 9,600 students. Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through its quality teaching and academic programs, its student-centered orientation, and its commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington. The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business. CWU's faculty, numbering more than 500, have compiled an impressive record of teaching, scholarship and service. The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of approximately 17,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments of the Pacific Northwest. In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas Valley, an agricultural region 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State. Further information about the university is available at For more information about Ellensburg, visit

Central Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX  Institution. The university is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans who have traditionally faced barriers to employment opportunities. Persons of disability may request accommodation during the application and/or interview process through Center for Disability Services (Phone: 509-963-2214 Email:

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