Construction Management Faculty – Open Rank

Position Summary

The Soderquist College of Business at John Brown University ( seeks a full-time faculty member in construction management with a strong commitment to teaching and the integration of Christian faith to begin by July 1, 2024. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in two or more areas of construction management at the undergraduate level (estimating, structures, mechanical/electrical systems, VDC, methods and materials, safety, quality control, or surveying). Additional opportunities include managing student-led construction projects and coaching Associated Schools of Construction student competition teams. Other responsibilities include academic advising and mentoring students, recruiting for the major, and serving on university committees.


Established in 1939, The John Brown University Construction Management program is a baccalaureate degree program accredited in accordance with the standards and procedures of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Construction Management Department is housed within the Soderquist College of Business and offers a traditional, residential undergraduate construction management program. The program's distinctiveness is grounded in its ability to offer real-world experiences as part of the educational experience through its renowned senior practicum projects. The Department also receives solid support from the industry and its substantial alumni base. The Soderquist College of Business also offers traditional undergraduate programs in Accounting, Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Economics, Finance, Integrated Marketing Communications, International Business, Management, and Marketing, and offers significant opportunity for collaboration between disciplines. Graduate Business Programs include the Master of Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Design Thinking & Innovation, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Market Research & Consumer Insights; and the Master of Science in Leadership. Collectively, the College of Business is the largest portfolio of programs at JBU with continuing growth in enrollment and diversity. Training leaders with integrity, character, and trustworthiness based on a Christ-centered model is a priority.


John Brown University's mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives. Founded in 1919, JBU is a Christ-centered, Biblically-faithful, interdenominational university that represents the best of Protestant evangelicalism in our commitment to the following theological principles: the fundamental human need for conversion and lifelong discipleship; the centrality of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection for the redemption of human beings; high regard for, and obedience to, the Bible as our authority; and active involvement in a local church, in missions and in ministries that work for Biblical justice and serve people in need. At JBU, we seek to integrate faith and learning, foster holistic Christian formation, promote pragmatic liberal arts education, and prepare people to follow Christ's call to serve others in all areas of life. All employees must affirm JBU's Employee Expectations and Articles of Faith.

With more than 2,250 students from 37 states and 42 countries, JBU offers approximately 50 undergraduate programs, seven fully online bachelors degrees, and 12 graduate degrees in business, education, cybersecurity, and counseling. JBU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds program-specific accreditations from various agencies. More information is available at

JBU has benefited from stable and excellent leadership throughout the organization. President Chip Pollard started in 2004 and has led the organization in consistently meeting enrollment goals, completing two capital campaigns and launching a third, completing two strategic plans and launching a third, 17 major building projects, encouraging efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff, and students, and navigating the educational and financial challenges of the pandemic successfully. He served on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) board for thirteen years and as chair for five years. Most of the president's cabinet has served for over 20 years, and all cabinet members have held volunteer leadership positions in the CCCU, ACSD, CIC, NACUBO, and other higher education associations. JBU's board of trustees are people of deep Christian faith, generous spirit, and professional expertise, with an average length of service of 11 years. They are deeply committed to maintaining JBU's mission to educate students to honor God and serve others.

JBU has experienced a season of God's favor and blessing, for which we are grateful. In the last 20 years, JBU has received over $300 million in gifts and grants and has built or renovated over 90% of the university's facilities. JBU has only about $4 million of debt on over $220 million of assets. During that same time, JBU's endowment has grown from about $50 million to over $150 million, much of it dedicated to scholarships and academic programs and to support maintenance costs for new facilities. This financial strength has enabled JBU to retain excellent faculty and staff with consistent compensation increases and funds for faculty and staff development. JBU has not been not immune to the economic and cultural challenges facing higher education, but it is positioned better than many institutions to respond.

JBU has received national recognition from many national newspapers and industry journals. For instance, in eight out of the last nine years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has named JBU on its "high honor roll" in its "Great Place to Work" survey. The Wall Street Journal has named JBU to its Best Colleges list since 2019, ranking us the top private school in Arkansas (2020) and top Arkansas university overall (2022, 2024). We are typically in the top 10% in our category (master's level universities in the South) in U.S. News and World Report rankings.

JBU is located in Northwest Arkansas, a region predicted to have the third fastest job growth rate in the country behind only Austin, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina. Three of the largest corporations in the world are located here including Walmart, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt and there is a growing technology, entrepreneurial, and art business ecosystem in the region. The quality of life is enhanced with a world-class art museum, Crystal Bridges, 25 miles from campus, over 400 miles of mountain biking trails, several state and national historic sites, parks, and large lakes, and a new $33 million whitewater rafting park just five miles south of campus. Siloam Springs has approximately 18,350 people with affordable housing and good private and public schools.

Position Qualifications

  • A Master's degree or higher in Construction Management or a closely related field
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses
  • A commitment to the integration of the Christian faith and your vocation
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population
  • Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctorate degree in Construction Management or a closely related field
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in the U.S. construction industry
  • Evidence of scholarly potential or important contributions to the field
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students.


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience. In addition, JBU offers a comprehensive benefits package including 403(b) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, leave related to the birth of a child, adoption leave, and moving expenses.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2024. Screening process begins immediately, and continues until the position is filled.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

More information about JBU

summary describing the university is available online.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

Physical demands and work environment

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal


Please refer to the link for application requirements. 

Contact Information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197

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