Career Track Assistant OR Associate Professor of Construction Management

Washington State University School of Design and Construction 

Construction Management

The School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University (WSU) is excited to announce that we are currently searching for faculty in Architecture and Construction Management.  The SDC is also seeking candidates for a tenure track position focusing on Food and Environmental Justice as part of WSU’s cluster hire program in Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas.



Career Track Assistant OR Associate Professor of Construction Management

Full-time, 9-month, annual, non-tenure teaching faculty position

80% Teaching + 20% Service = 100% FTE

LOCATION:  Washington State University – Pullman, WA



The School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University invites applications for a full-time, continuous career track (non-tenure track) faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates who are student-centered, collaborative, possess relevant industry experience, and are technologically and professionally competent.  

The School of Design and Construction (SDC) provides a vital academic and research culture where students and faculty engage in complex social, environmental and technological questions of our time. We seek forward-thinking candidates with the vision, passion, and expertise to advance the field and inspire future leaders. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses central to the construction management core curriculum.  For tenure-track position, the candidate will also be expected to conduct research that supports construction education and/or the construction industry and if possible in one or more key research areas within the SDC. Those with multidisciplinary research and/or teaching interests are encouraged to apply. 

The SDC is committed to a world of equitability, justice, and belonging, and we seek candidates who share our belief in the speculative power of design to imagine new worlds based on these principles. Please see the SDC’s Statement on Equity, Justice, and Belonging here:

The curriculum is a four-year professional program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.  Upon completion of prerequisite courses, pre-professional students must apply after their first year to be admitted into the program and complete the final three years.  The Construction Management program has a robust in-house student internship and full-time recruiting program, active industry partners, and an engaged advisory board. Additionally, many non-CM students enrolled in our CM Minor program that consists of students from many disciplines including Business, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering.  Fall 2016 marked the official start of the Construction Engineering Bachelor’s degree which is a collaboration between Construction Management and Civil Engineering – an integrated degree offering. 

The SDC is comprised of accredited academic degree programs in Construction Management (B.S. ACCE + CM minor), Architecture (B.S + M.Arch NAAB), Interior Design (B.A. CIDA + M.A. Research), Landscape Architecture (BLA LAAB), Construction Engineering with the Department of Civil Engineering (B.S. ABET), and emerging certificate programs and a Master of Science in Building Science with Departments in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The SDC is committed to being the premier destination for integrated design and construction education in the nation. The collaborative make-up of the SDC enables faculty to work with students from different disciplines in an integrated environment with the goal of promoting and increasing effectiveness within the professions.  Interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities for both teaching and research also extend throughout the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, especially with the Composite Materials & Engineering Center (, the Integrated Design + Construction Laboratory (, and the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Visit ( for more information on the School of Design and Construction.

LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:  This position reports administratively to the School of Design and Construction Director.


Duties for this position are to teach courses central to the core construction management curriculum in the Construction Management (B.S.) program of the School of Design + Construction.  Courses include, but are not limited to, materials and methods, project management/project delivery, construction cost accounting, construction law, estimating, and scheduling.  If tenure-track, the position will include conducting research, scholarship and outreach related to contemporary issues in the built environment.

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Teach lecture, lecture/lab, and seminar courses in construction management and allied disciplines within the school and be willing to teach online courses through WSU Global Campus;
  • Participate in School committees and student mentoring;
  • Provide continuing education and short courses to industry and students.
  • Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area of interest is appealing but not required.


Required:  Career-Track Assistant Professor

  • Possess an accredited professional Master’s degree in construction management or related discipline by the time of hire. 
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated teaching record, a minimum of three years of relevant project management industry experience in the United States, and a proven record of collaborative work within the construction (building) industry. 

Required:  Career-Track Associate Professor

  • Candidate must have an earned master’s degree in construction management or related discipline by the time of hire. 
  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years of relevant project management industry experience in the United States, and a proven record of collaborative work within the construction (building) industry.  Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities in a defined area of interest is appealing but not required.

Required:  Both

  • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to teach core curriculum courses (e.g., materials and methods, project management/project delivery, construction cost accounting, construction law, estimating, MEP/building science, BIM/VDC, and scheduling) in the undergraduate B.S. Construction Management program and allied disciplines in the School.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to engage with students and industry partners, including the mentorship of students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.


  • Professional registration/certification such as PE, AIA, LEED, CPC, NCDIQ, or DBIA.
  • Demonstrated higher education teaching experience (5 years +) in a construction management program.
  • Demonstrated construction industry experience (5 years +) in one or more of the following construction market sectors: commercial, large-scale residential construction, heavy civil, infrastructure, or specialty contracting.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including collaboration and teamwork.

STARTING DATE:  August 16, 2024


Career track Assistant Professor position: $80,000 – $90,000

Career track Associate Professor position: $85,000 – $98,000

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty please review the summary of benefits for WSU Faculty and Total Compensation


Pullman is a small college-town nestled in rolling agricultural lands known as the Palouse.  Located eighty miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from scenic mountains, valleys and canyons that offer a wide range of outdoor activities.  The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hubs of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho—the latter located in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho, which is connected to Pullman by a paved seven-mile recreational trail. Pullman offers a true four-season climate, a high quality of life and an excellent public-school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children.  To learn more about the Pullman community, please visit:


Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 25,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all. Further information about WSU can be found at:


A complete application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s interests, qualifications, pertinent experience, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (two-page maximum);
  • Document (two-page maximum) indicating teaching philosophy and research agenda;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information (name, address, e-mail, and phone number) of at least three (3) professional references;

Included is a link to the job posting for applications:


Applications may be submitted through  Applicants must submit their application by March 15, 2024. First consideration will be provided to applications submitted prior to November 15, 2023.

For questions about the position contact: Rick Cherf, CM Search Committee co-Chair at or Darhl Edwards, CM Search Committee co-Chair at


See the links to the other SDC job postings below:

Architecture Tenure Track – Assistant Professor

Architecture Open Track: (potential to be hired into one of the three ranks below)

  • Continuous Career Track – Assistant Professor
  • Continuous Career Track – Associate Professor
  • Tenure Track – Assistant Professor–Career-Track-Assistant-or-Associate-Professor-OR-Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor_R-10482?jobFamilyGroup=7a7d62448767019c28e399bff8053d45&locations=d013a30e9e950101ed94432b2c1f0000

Food and the Build Environment Tenure Track – Assistant Professor

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