Assistant Professor



The Construction Management program at Colorado Mesa University currently has an open tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of Construction Management.  The position is scheduled to begin August 2024.

The ideal candidate will:

Enjoy teaching a diverse undergraduate student population.  Our preferred course delivery is usually less than 25 students in-person modality, with a standard teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester.  Courses may be larger or hybrid.  

Engage undergraduates in research and/or projects.  We expect that you will engage in scholarly activity, which may include pedagogical and applied work, and prefer that you engage students in the process.

Support the department and community through service.  Typical service commitments are course scheduling, hiring committees, mentoring student clubs, campus committee work and other service related to the profession and the wider community.

Advise students in our program.  Students will seek advice on courses and changes of majors, etc.  Guiding students through their academic careers is an important aspect of successful faculty at Colorado Mesa University.

Be a valued long-term member of our program, university, and community.  We are seeking a partner in the mission of our program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach 12 hours of credits each semester in three or more of the following areas of specialization:

Statistics and Strength of Materials

Soil and Foundation Systems


Building Materials and Methods

MEP Systems

Estimating (Vertical, Horizontal)

Project Management

Planning and Scheduling

Financial and Company Management


Advise students in their academic progress, student club organization and participation in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC).


Serve on program, department, and university committees. Participate on Industry Advisory Committee. Network, develop and maintain industry relationships to facilitate student internships, employment opportunities and industry support.


Required Qualifications: 

Master’s degree in construction management or related discipline.

Three years of construction industry experience


Preferred Qualifications: 

Ph.D. in Construction Management or related discipline.

Experience teaching undergraduate-level construction management courses.

Previous research experience

Five years of construction industry experience

Experience using some software applications like: Bluebeam Revu, On-screen Takeoff, SketchUp, Revit, MS Project, P6, Navisworks, Procore, SiteworxOS


Salary: $65,000.00 – 70,000.00.  Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package: Click here for more information!


Department: Colorado Mesa University


Employment Type: Faculty




Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 12/15/2023.


How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information.  In addition, please be prepared to upload a:

• Cover letter

• Resume/CV

• A statement of teaching philosophy and a research statement

• Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for.  Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor.  Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.

• Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire)


Direct Inquiries Contact: Troy Miller, Program Director, | (970) 248-1551


University Announcement of Position Vancancy



Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus located in Grand Junction. As western Colorado’s largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings. Founded in 1925, it’s a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.


At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they’ll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.


The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and you won’t have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting.  In addition to a mountain resort that’s less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado’s best kept secrets.


Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.


Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.  Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility.  Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment.  To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email.  You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.  

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