Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

General Description/ Primary Purpose :
The Construction Management (CM) Department within the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction is seeking applicants for a full-time assistant professor position (9-month appointment) to start in August 2024. The department is looking for applicants who will strengthen and complement the existing Construction Management faculty in regards to teaching and research.

Established in 1972, the University of North Florida has grown significantly in size and prominence, particularly in recent years. Today, UNF has over 17,000 students, an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion, and works closely with community leaders and officials to continue to enhance the significant role it plays in the region. Our campus, which includes a nature preserve, beautiful lakes and nature trails, is located between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean in a bustling section of Jacksonville. Here you will find award-winning buildings filled with state-of-the-art equipment that support innovation and excellence. Small class sizes and individualized attention are two of our hallmarks. The construction management program has seen double-digit percentage enrollment growth each of the last several years.
Being strategically located in a major metropolitan area in a growing state, the Department of Construction Management receives overwhelming support from Florida's strong construction industry. ACCE accredits the construction management undergraduate program and a Masters degree program recently began being offered. Our students recently enjoyed national success in the ABC and NAHB student competitions and have lately had a 100% job placement rate upon graduation with very competitive salaries.

Job Functions:

1. Teach courses within the Construction Management program; in particular, willingness to teach classes in Scheduling, MEP Systems, Construction Management, Estimating, Documents & Contracts, Safety, Infrastructure Resilience, and Coastal & Marine Construction.
2. Develop and teach courses in the Masters Degree Program.
3. Pursue a scholarly research agenda, including publications, and develop an externally funded research program.
4. Work with the department on developing the required documents for accreditation.
5. Work with and mentor students, student organizations and clubs, and student competition teams.
6. Collaborate with related disciplines, industry partners, and the First Coast community.
7. Serve committees at the various levels of the University.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in construction management or a related field. (ABD candidates will be considered if they provide evidence of anticipated completion of degree by the start date).
2. Record of accomplishment performing scholarly or professional activities in infrastructure resilience, and (or) coastal & marine construction.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
4. Minimum two years of full-time construction industry experience.

Preference will be given to those who meet the Required Qualifications and also possess the following:

1. Evidence of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications and externally funded research contracts & grants.

2. Relevant teaching experience at the university level in the United States.

3. Professional certifications or licenses related to the construction industry.

4. Demonstrate expertise in Infrastructure Resilience, and Coastal Engineering & Construction.



Special Instructions:
Applicants must complete an online application at, as well as upload supplemental documents, in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. You must upload the following materials:
1. Letter of interest (addressing qualifications for the position)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Unofficial Transcript(s) (official transcripts must be provided prior to hire)
4. Statement of Teaching
5. Research Statement
6. List of Professional References for 3 references (letters of recommendation will be sought if you advance to on-campus interviews)

Once you submit your completed application, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. While the confirmation number guarantees that your online application has been successfully received, it does not mean that your application is complete. Your application is not complete until you have uploaded the documents. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. To receive full consideration, the application must be received by December 01, 2023. For further information, please contact Dr. Aiyin Jiang via email at

The University of North Florida encourages applications from qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran's status, disability, age, marital status, or gender.

UNF faculty are expected to promote the quality and effectiveness of education and to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service at the University.

Salary: $80,000 to negotiable

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans & spouses of veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans & spouses of veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

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