Fixed Term Teaching Specialist – Construction Management

Posting Number: 907982

Job Title: Fixed Term Teaching Specialist – Construction Management

Start Date: 8/16/2024

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Construction Management (CM) program in the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a full-time, Fixed Term Teaching Specialist, with an expected start date of August 16, 2024. This position is an academic year (9-month) appointment, with 90% teaching and 10% service. The appointment will be for at least three years, contingent on positive annual performance reviews.

The selected candidate will teach three classes per semester (six per academic year), at the undergraduate or graduate level, including two or more of following: construction methods and materials, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), building science, building information modeling (BIM), real estate development and finance, structural analysis and design, estimating, scheduling, contracts & specifications, project management, sustainable built environment, and infrastructure construction . In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will be expected to provide service to the CM program and the school, which will include supporting student activities, maintain relationship with industry, attending faculty meetings and serving on appropriate committees.

We desire to recruit candidates who will set and achieve goals for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in their teaching and service efforts, targeting students and industry leaders in construction management.

Required Degree

Master’s degree in Construction Management or related field by position start date.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum qualifications for this position include: 1) A Master’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering and Management, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Real Estate, Business Administration, or a closely related field; 2) Three or more years of U.S. Construction Management experience; and 3) Strong communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Relevant professional licensing or certifications.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. MSU offers a generous benefits package (details at


Required Application Materials

All candidates for the position (posting # 907982) must apply online at  Applicants for this position should submit 1) a formal letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including summary of your professional experience and skills, 4) a description of how you will contribute to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, and 5) the names and contact information for three professional references (letters are not initially required, but these individuals will be approached for letters before the final interviews).

Special Instructions

Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Mr. Bob Aydukovic,, 517-432-1233. Contact for administrative inquiries: Ms. Mary Beth Graebert, email –, 517-353-5274.

Review of Applications Begins/Closing Date

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence August 16, 2024.



Program Statement

The Construction Management program has a nationally recognized program that awards an ACCE accredited baccalaureate degree as well as master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Construction Management. The program currently has 9 full-time faculty members, an undergraduate student advisor, and approximately 280 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. This position provides exceptional opportunities for individuals who wish to be associated with a well-established program with strong university, industry and alumni support, and with rapidly developing research and outreach opportunities. For further information about the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Construction Management Program, visit

School Statement

The School of Planning, Design, and Construction unites four academic programs related to the built environment: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning, with 43 faculty and academic specialists, and 8 staff members. The School offers 8 degree pathways from Bachelors to Ph.D. – including 5 professionally accredited degrees with over 500 undergraduate and 75 graduate students. The School is jointly administered by the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Social Science.

The mission of the School is to advance the knowledge, prepare innovative leaders, and support the practice of planning, design, and construction. Our academic activities address sustainability, health, transportation, economic development and communities. Please refer to the School’s homepage available at:

The School of Planning, Design and Construction and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU are committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. Candidates are invited to view the School’s DEI efforts at

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